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white rice

茶餐廳 白飯 白飯 茶餐廳
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Chinese #

Cantonese #


Pronunciation ( Yale) #

baahk faahn

Wiktionary #

白飯, ,

Mandarin #


Pronunciation ( Mandarin) #

bái fàn

Wiktionary #

白飯, ,

Simplified #


Wiktionary #

白饭, ,

Description #

Plain steamed white rice (although, really, it’s boiled), usually served in small bowls, or a big bowl from which it is served in small bowls.

Characters #

is white, and is rice (cooked), so 白飯 is white rice.

Rice is so intrinsic to Chinese cuisine that 食飯 (sihk faahn), eat rice, generally means to have a meal (specifically, a Chinese meal).

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