Questions tagged [food-identification]

When you can provide photos or description of a food you've seen or heard of but don't know its English name.

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What is this plant I saw for sale at a Romanian farmer's market?

I was at an agricultural market in Baia Mare, Romania and several vendors were selling this plant that looks like the tips of a pine tree. I didn't ask for a name and didn't handle it, so I can't tell ...
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What's the name of this Indian dish I had?

I had a dish recently at an Indian restaurant called Andhra(?) chicken. It was written in marker so I'm not sure about the h in there. The dish consisted of breaded pieces of chicken that were fried ...
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What is the English name of these sea snails?

What is the English name of sea snails sold in Vietnam that the Vietnamese labelled as Ốc bông & Ốc tỏi (Vietnamese)? Ốc bông Ốc tỏi
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Please help identifying this herb

I can’t figure out what herb this is. It tastes kind of bitter!
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Israeli soda type drink

Recently I had this amazing drink in a "Israeli style bistro" in St Petersburg, Russia. I can't remember the exact name, something beginning with 'J', like Jollo, Jalla or something. It had a really ...
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What is tofu that's crispy outside and fluffy inside called?

I sometime eat asian dishes having tofu cubes. The tofu looks a bit fried, it is a bit crispy on the outside but quite soft and fluffy inside. I love this texture combo, I would eat a whole wok of it! ...
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French (?) pastry on the cover of a book

Georges Lefebvre's "The French Revolution" has this lovely pastry on its cover (see below).Does anyone know what this is and how to make it?
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What is this waxed root vegetable?

I recently ordered a grocery delivery from Whole Foods, and as I was ordering I noticed they had rutabagas, which I've never had before, so I decided to try them. What I got was this: They don't look ...
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Fruit identification - Fruit bought in China

Does anyone know what this fruit is? I bought some from a lady in Yangshuo, China. It’s sweet and crunchy. Tastes a bit like an apricot mixed with a peach... Fruit and seed shown in picture. I have ...
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What's the name of this dish (or name of fish) in these pictures?

the following dish calls for Roasted Tomato and Saffron Vinaigrette (also called bouillabaisse?). My cookbook says they're excellent for fish dishes. Do you know what's the name of the fish (or dish) ...
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salamande(?): name of bread

Last weekend, I had a delicious bread, whose name was Sal-ra-man-d. Since English is not my native language, its name was written in non-english. It sounds like french. But I don't know its exact name....
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What would you call this cut of pork?

I got a cut from an asian grocery store yesterday that was labeled as Pork Belly, but what I got is this: That's the top-down view; the cut is under an inch thick. There's a portion in the upper ...
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What is the name and preparation style of this type of tofu?

I am looking for the name of and the preparation style of a type of "shredded tofu" found in Vietnamese vegetarian style garden/spring rolls. This is the style of roll I am talking about. Shredded ...
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What is the difference between kosher dill pickles and Polish dill pickles?

What is the difference in taste between kosher dill pickles and polish dill pickles? Do they have any visual distinctions that would make it possible to differentiate between them on sight?
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Can you help me identify this garnish?

I recently visited a restaurant and was served this gorgeous lemon meringue tart. Can you help me identify which plant this green garnish belongs to?
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What is the coating of this spring roll called, and how is it made?

I had these spring rolls at a restraunt, but as you can see the outside was quite different to the 'normal' spring rolls I usually see. The texture is light and crispy and looks 'stringy (but doesn't ...
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What is this spiky-leaved Mexican plant with large seed pods? [closed]

Is this plant edible? Location: Mexico
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What is this cut of meat? Ideas on what to make?

I have this leftover chunk of meat in my freezer, and I foolishly did not label it. Does anyone recognize it? I just need to know enough to be able to cook it. At the very least whether it is ...
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What is this paste I got from boiling down coconut “whey”?

I have been fascinated with taking byproducts of a fresh coconut, and this time I got this sweet and very sour paste from boiling down coconut "whey" First, let me explain what is this coconut whey : ...
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What is this bean called?

Please identify these. The beans are very large as you can see in relation to the iphone. Inside:
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Help me find a chinese recipe from “Green Tea” restaurant in Beijing [closed]

Some years ago I went to Beijing for a business trip. My chinese hosts took me out for dinner to a restaurant called Green Tea (it was exactly this restaurant at this location). Amongst many ...
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What is this fruit, anyone knows?

What fruit is this? Please see photos, thanks. This is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. It is about 3 inches in diameter.
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What are these two vegetables called?

For bonus points how do I cook the one on the top? The bottom one I already cooked but here it is now:
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What is this type of (Greek?) chilli pepper?

The chillies pictured below are fairly common in Greece (particularly the north of the country). They are known as "kafteres" (καυτερές) which roughly translates as "spicy". I'd like to have a ...
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Please identify this nut covered cheese

During breakfast at my hotel in Germany, I saw this kind of cheese. Can anyone help to name it? As I can remember, it tastes a bit sweet on the nuts.
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Sweet and sticky potato

I have just made very simple french fries (cutting and frying in oil) with some potatoes bought today that turned out to be very different to my usual potatoes. They taste quite sweet, almost in the ...
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Looking for the name of a Peruvian dish

I used to work with two people from Peru. One day, they brought in a dish that they called "Planta", although I think that just referred to the fact that it had a lot of mashed plantain in it. What I ...
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What is this palm like plant called? (Spoiler: leek)

For bonus points how do I cook and eat it. For even more bonus points how long do have till I need to eat it (day, week, month). If someone knows the name I can google the rest. Update if a google ...
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What is this small green fruit called?

I want to know what is this fruit called in English
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Help needed to identify the seeds

I've received the following seeds from one relatives, used in our for some recipes. I want to know what this seeds are. They taste bitter like fenugreek seeds, and the person who bought it calls it ...
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What is the name of this plant?

I buy things off the street and in markets with no labels. What is this so I can google it?
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What is this beanlike thing?

I had a meal today with beanlike things I was unable to identify. They tasted something like a hard green bean, and it was about 1cm long.
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What are Omaha Steaks “Potatoes Au Gratin” actually?

Over the holidays my uncle sent my parents steaks from a website called Omaha Steaks. Included with the steaks were, among other things, some potato appetizers, that the packaging called "Potatoes Au ...
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Can Of Tomato Soup in England

I’m using a recipe that includes a can of tomato soup but i don’t know how much to use. I can’t find cans of it because I use cardboard boxes for it. How much is in a can of tomato soup in milliliters ...
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What Aromatic Fragrance that can be used in mouth fresher?

i am making mouth fresher(Paan Mukhwas in Hindi) in my home and for that one of ingredient is written as Aromatic Fragrance and i am confused what are the exactly.please could someone pls tell what is ...
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What are the names of these vegetables?

I made some guesses about what the vegetables are, but some I am not sure about. Also, for the first one circled, I searched the image and found parsnips, but parsnips is not on the list. Here's what ...
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Spice with no Flavor or Aroma?

I lost the label on a bag of some sort of spice, and trying to figure out what it is got me really curious of what it possibly could be and what use it could ever serve. It is light brown, even ...
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What is the name of a dish where meat is doused with brandy and lit on fire?

In about 1972 as a new bride, I made something with beef in the oven (had to have been from a cookbook) and then poured brandy over it and lit it on fire before serving. As we were college students, ...
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Light green squash-like ingredient in Indonesian cuisine

We've traveled to Indonesia years ago and there was this ingredient I had never tasted before which has had me looking for years. I had it in gado-gado many times there, including in an Indonesian ...
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Please can someone help me identify this?

Please can someone help me find out what this is
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What is this green, bulbous, leafy vegetable?

I recently received a vegetable, looking like a big green beet with a thick skin. As I don't know what it is, I can't look for appropriate recipes on the internet. The Google reverse image search ...
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Should I write Steak or Beef Tenderloin on the menu?

I am trying to write a simple menu. One of the dishes is "Pan seared sliced beef tenderloin". Is sliced beef tenderloin considered steak or would that cause confusion? My concern is if I write just "...
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What kind of cheese did I buy in Bulgaria…and how am I supposed to eat it?

Today I was doing some shopping at the Tsentralni Hali in Sofia and bought some cheese, cause it looked so damn gooood. Well, it is good indeed...but it has the consistency of a brick and you don't ...
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What is this fruit called?

Very soft inside, small seeds, tastes bit sweet
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What is this leaf vegetable? It tastes like cress but looks different

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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What could hair-like protrusions from a banana's surface be?

I was peeling a banana, and noticed thin, hair-like protrusions coming from the stem-side top of the fruit. There were only 5 or 6, and they were sticking straight up, about an inch in height. At ...
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What are “Honey Bubbles” and how are they made?

I recently had the thrilling privilige of eating a Kaiseki meal at Kichisen in Kyoto. One of the meal's many highlights was a desert course consisting of a large citrus fruit filled with jelly and ...
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What gives Vietnamese Chicken the red tint?

A local oriental restaurant used to sell "Vietnamese Chicken", a hot plate dish of big chunks of chicken breast with onion and spices. The distinguishing feature of the dish was a deep red tint of the ...
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What is this Austrian dish? It resembles potato croquettes?

I'm searching for a recipe or just anyone who knows this dish, I think it sounds like 'rostitachen' but I can't find any recipes online or anything about it! They are like potato croquettes filled ...
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I'm pretty sure these aren't scones, but what are they?

We've made a type of deep fried bread in my family for years, which we've called "scones". I'm fairly certain these aren't actually scones, and have no idea what their name would properly be. The ...