My girlfriend got this at a Turkish supermarket in Berlin. It's quite spicy and tastes like garden cress or a bit like radish. I looked up cress varieties but couldn't find this particular leaf shape.

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    It looks like a variety of watercress to me.
    – GdD
    Apr 30, 2017 at 16:43
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    You're probably right, I was misled by some pictures which looked different. A picture search for watercress shows that some variants look almost exactly like this. Apr 30, 2017 at 16:48
  • Gardening might be a better place to ask this.
    – GdD
    Apr 30, 2017 at 20:14
  • @GdD. I agree it looks like watercress to me. May 1, 2017 at 7:17

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I think you have Baby Argula or Rocket. Check out this site for Turkish greens. http://www.turkish-cuisine.org/ingredients-7/ingredients-used-in-turkish-cuisine-66/vegetables-69.html


This is coriander, watercress grows on a longer stalk.

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    The taste of coriander doesn't match the poster's description. Besides, this looks more like radish than coriander to me.
    – bli
    May 2, 2017 at 12:57
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    Definitely not coriander/cilantro. The leaves are not at all the right shape (they're oval and not lobed), and they're not branching off of long stems.
    – Cascabel
    May 2, 2017 at 14:15
  • Agreed with the others. The shape is not remotely close to cilantro and the flavour description doesn't match, either.
    – LMAshton
    May 4, 2017 at 3:54
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    There is a faint similarity to vietnamese and/or sawtooth coriander, but still different - and FAR from "cilantro" coriander. Jun 13, 2017 at 8:17

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