In East Asia, the term rice vermicelli is often used to describe the thin rice noodles (??) popular in China, also known as bee hoon in Hokkien, mai fun in Cantonese, kyar-zun in Burmese and bún in Vietnamese. The term vermicelli may also refer to vermicelli made from mung bean, which is translucent when cooked, and can be differentiated from rice vermicelli, which turns whitish when cooked. Mung bean vermicelli is commonly used in Chinese cuisine. Conversely, ?? (Hokkien: mee sua, Cantonese: min seen, Mandarin Chinese: mian xian) is vermicelli that is made of wheat instead of rice. While superficially similar to bee hoon it has a very different texture, and different culinary uses as well.