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.

enter image description here

  • 4
    It looks like a variety of watercress to me.
    – GdD
    Apr 30 '17 at 16:43
  • 2
    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 '17 at 16:48
  • Gardening might be a better place to ask this.
    – GdD
    Apr 30 '17 at 20:14
  • @GdD. I agree it looks like watercress to me. May 1 '17 at 7:17

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.

  • 1
    The taste of coriander doesn't match the poster's description. Besides, this looks more like radish than coriander to me.
    – bli
    May 2 '17 at 12:57
  • 3
    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 '17 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 '17 at 3:54
  • 1
    There is a faint similarity to vietnamese and/or sawtooth coriander, but still different - and FAR from "cilantro" coriander. Jun 13 '17 at 8:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.