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What are these 'Indian' little red onions, exactly?

The Indian market in my neighborhood carries these pictured onions. They have violet skin, white flesh, and light violet layer surfaces. Their flavor is about the same as spherical (ordinary to me) ...
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What are those cubes in a big vat of ice at my local Chinese grocery store?

This was near the seafood section in a big vat of ice at my local Chinese grocery. What the heck is this?
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What is this fruit that looks like a ripening date with thicker, fuzzy skin?

It was bought in southern China. At first I mistook it for a ripening date... same size, color and similar shape. However it has a fuzzy and thicker skin. The skin has a very green flavor, the flesh ...
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What is this seed that looks like lentils but is yellow?

It looks like lentils but is yellow. Same size.
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What are these sheets I found in the fridge at a Chinese supermarket?

I found this item at a Chinese supermarket. Hints: It was in a fridge It was humid (almost wet) and fresh The "slices" were 2-3 mmm thick I googled for "Chopin", "Chopin food", "Chopin Chinese", ...
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Who knows what this brown fruit with one date-like pit is called?

It has a slightly thick skin like an apple, semi-dry and grainy texture, with a slight apple flavor, about the size of a large grape, with one pit, reminiscent of that of a date.
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What is this Laotian mystery leaf?

In Luang Prabang, Laos, I was served this mystery herb on the side of a dish of green papaya salad (ຕຳຫມາກຫຸ່ງ tam mak hung, aka som tam on the Thai side of the border). What exactly is this? The ...
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Ask for help to identifying unknown seeds

My family member have left these seeds behind. I am not sure what is it, any one could help in identifying? I have compared to Sesame, Chia. These seeds seed have no smell and completely black if ...
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Is there a term for "mildly scrambled" eggs?

I'm of the impression that "scrambled eggs" means the eggs are completely beaten to where the yolk and white are completely blended before being cooked. And "over easy/medium/hard" ...
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What is this Myanmar legume flour?

What is this Myanmar legume flour? It reminded me of Chickpea flour in behavior but was clearly different, it might be Pigeon Pea flour. What is it actually?
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Help identifying a dessert from a stock image [closed]

I am trying to identify the dessert shown in this stock image. It appears to be some sort of cake with chocolate base and grainy looking cream on top, maybe cheese based. According to the descriptions ...
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What's this yellow plum-like fruit with a spiky stone? West Africa

I recently bought a couple of these from a fruit seller in Sierra Leone. On the right is the stone after eating the fruit. They're small-ish, a similar size to a lime or a kiwi fruit. I asked the ...
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What is (was) cocavello?

What is or what was a cocavello drink? Does someone know, what ingredients it contained and if it is still used (drinked) somewhere around the globe? What I managed to find out so far is: Mentioned ...
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Exact food category of a food item

Can you point me to some good source where I can find exact food category of a food item. Example; Homestyle Potato Salad -> food|deli|ready_to_eat_meals|prepared_deli_salads|potato_salad V/K ...
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Identify this seafood from the Black Sea known in Romanian as "rapane"?

Here on the Black Sea in Romania people are eating a shellfish called in Romanian "rapane" which they translate as "oyster" when I ask. But they are elongated spiral shells which to me look nothing ...
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Kind of Russian pierogi

When I was younger, we had a yearly "Taste of Tacoma" in Tacoma, WA. There was a booth that had this Russian, I think, pierogi. However, I remember what I had as being round like a baseball with at ...
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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 is this fungus/lichen in my Garam Masala? (“Trifle”/truffle?)

I just bought a lovely bag of Garam Masala, and was all ready to grind some when I got home! But when I opened it, I found something I didn’t recognise — at first I thought something had gone mouldy, ...
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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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Hard cookies with air inside - help with identification

I just, out of nowhere, remembered cookies I used to regularly make and I need help identifying what they were. I hope this is an actual memory and I'm not imagining things. The cookies in question ...
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English name for cut of meat (Cacho de Paleta)

I was given a cut of meat that I am unfamiliar with. I was told the Spanish name is Cacho de Paleta. I'm not sure how to prepare it, and was hoping to find some recipes and preparation tips online. To ...
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What are these little balls in my sardines?

I opened a container of sardines and found loads of little round balls in what appears to be its belly. What are these things? Are they eggs the sardine was going to lay (or whatever it's called for ...
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What is this slimy Asian leafy green?

I bought this leafy green at H-Mart, a Korean supermarket. It was labelled "Monchoy", but I can't find anything online for that term! Both raw and sautéed, it has a slimy texture reminiscent ...
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What are the layers in this cake?

I want to make this cake (image below), but I can’t figure out the third layer. Obviously it is 2 layers of chocolate cake and 1 of chocolate mousse, but what is the caramel-like layer? Can anyone ...
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What is the food that James Woods eats in "Best Seller" (1987)? [closed]

This is a screenshot of the food. What is it? It appears in the original movie in at 49:28.
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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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US food label of organic lemon juice

100% Juice 59 servings 1 tsp per serving (5ml) Ingredients: Organic Lemon Juice Calories zero, everything is zero on the nutrition facts and nothing mentioning sugar. Is only organic maple syrup ...
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Food Identification: Restaurant outside Batu Caves in Malaysia, what did we eat?

I had a meal in one of the restaurants at the base of the Batu Caves in Malaysia that served a dish that I quite liked, but I failed to record what I ordered. I'm looking on Google Maps and I believe ...
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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 is this seed/fruit from a tree in Greece called?

I picked this up from a tree in Greece, where the landform was plain. It is about 2.5cm (see other objects for scale). I would like ot know its name
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What is this core inside a coconut seed?

In the German survival show "7 vs Wild", one of the participants opened a coconut seed to find it filled with something he calls a "cake" (the light-yellowish part in the image ...
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What can I call this Swiss Chard side dish exactly in a menu?

What can I call this side dish (I have to write it on a restaurant menu)? I have already written "cooked swiss chard" but I think it is not the exact definition. It is a mix of herbs that ...
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What is this Tibetan dessert?

Hi, does anyone know how to make this dessert? It is from Tibet originally, and can be found in a French restaurant under the name 'dolma'. (both the name of the desert and the name of the restaurant) ...
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What are the ingredients used in this issen yoshoku video?

Hello everyone :) I'm looking for help to identify the ingredients that go into the preparation in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWRZUa2wAZE This appears to be a type of okonomiyaki, ...
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What is this crustacean on my plate?

In Spain, I had this crustacean on my plate in a fidea dish. It was about 1.5 cm wide, around 10 cm long and did not really contain any meat worth eating. I’m wondering what this crustacean is called.
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What is this really tasty part of a chicken found in a cavity in the hip?

About once per month, my mother prepares chicken with rice and a currysauce with pineapple. I don't know exactly what the method of preparation is of the chicken because it's prepared by one of those ...
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Help identifying a tea

I was given a tea that my understanding is came from China (so I can't go to the store and get more). I am interested in getting more, but don't know who sells it (if I can buy it online) or even what ...
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What is the type of cheese in "chips and cheese" UK fast-food? (with photos)

I went to England a few years ago for a couple months. I took pictures of a fast-food dish, "chips and cheese" that is uncommon where I live. More than that, the taste of the cheese intrigued me. The ...
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Fruit that has been mistaken as olive fruit?

What fruit is this? I can't find it online. Can someone please help me identify it?
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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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What is this veggie sold as "leek sprout" in an Asian market?

What is this veggie I bought at the Asian market? It was called a leek sprout.
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Is there a name for this French Toast variation?

Recently we made french toast for lunch at home. However there was come miscommunication, and my better half made pikelet mixture instead of prepping the milk/eggs mix one would normally expect. ...
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What are these white 'bits' in my nutella

I recently discovered an ancient, sealed jar of Nutella at the back of a cupboard. Like, really ancient! Like, it claimed it expired in 2012! When I open it, there are all these white 'bits' on the ...
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Georgian dessert based on walnuts

When I was a kid, some 40 years ago, I visited the country of Georgia and had a dessert I still (vaguely) remember but could never find a note on. It was based on a whole unripe walnut (I think it was ...
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What is a silver tip roast?

I got this roast called a silver tip roast. I’m led to believe it’s the shoulder. Can anyone confirm this or know what it is?
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What is this seed pod?

Every now and then I come across this seed pod when I order Baingan Bharta (aka Punjabi Eggplant) from my favorite Indian restaurant. They're roughly 2cm (3/4 inch) long and about as thick as a ...
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How do I ask for eggs, sunny-side-up, but with the top cooked more thoroughly?

If I ask for eggs, sunny-side-up, they will have yellow barely cooked yolks. At home I avoid this by placing a lid and creating hot air or steam that cooks the top more thoroughly. How do I ask for ...
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What is the bright red ingredient in Japanese chicken curry katsu?

I have had chicken curry katsu at different restaurants in different countries, and there is always a diced bright red ingredient, the color of a tomato, put on like a garnish. Some told me it was a ...
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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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What was this mysterious food/dessert product in 1990s Finland?

Throughout the 1990s, I often visited Southern Finland with my family. More specifically, Hanko/Hangö. In the stores, in the refrigerated area, they sold these yummy-looking desserts, or possibly food ...

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