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What organs of fish are these?

I found two organs in a fish. I heard the fish us called pacific herring. The two organs are large compared to the fish size. It looks like liver, but pale and large. Some said it is male reproductive ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Help identify a chicken peruvian (?) dish

In 2019 a dish was served to me (in the Iquitos area if it helps), which I can't find anywhere, since I don't know it's name. I only remember that it was chicken thighs (maybe also wings), in a brown ...
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What kind of pickle was this?

A while ago, I ate a charcuterie board that had, among other things, a strange pickled vegetable that I had never seen before and have not heard of since. I say vegetable but it was probably a fruit. ...
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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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Need help in identifying a specific italian salami/sausage for pizza

I came across a very intense and savory salami recently at a great pizzeria in Frankfurt (Germany). The pizza guys however are from Napoli and sell their amazing and traditional pizza since ages with ...
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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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What kind of yeast is this?

I have a type of yeast that I'm finding hard to identify by English standard. These are picture of it: Whole, uncut. cut in half In my country, Bulgaria, we call it "live" yeast, despite ...
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Identifying bulgur from cracked wheat

In an excess of zeal to remain tidy (or to get tidy, rather), I discarded the bag and can no longer recall whether it was bulgur (bulgar, bulghur, ..) or cracked wheat. Cracked wheat is "raw&...
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What are these spaghetti-like strings in the rice I got from a Turkish shop?

I bought some rice from Turkish shop and as you can see in the picture it came with this spaghetti like strings with it, I’m not referring to the green stuff. Do you know what it is and would it have ...
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What kind of dish/pastry consists of white bread with ice-cream or some sort of mousse inside?

I found this randomly: To me, it distinctively looks like non-sugary bread. It looks like the kind of bun you normally use for making sandwiches, for example put butter and/or cheese inside. It doesn'...
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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 are these stones?

I am a fan of some YouTube channel, and back in 2018, he posted this video: Slav snacks - Slav party tutorial and I really want to try these foods because I'm an Asian. In timestamp 7:00, he shows off ...
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Arugula is very salty, and doesn't look like arugula

I recently bought some arugula, partially to make salads with. I tasted some leaves though, and it's incredibly salty. It also doesn't look like any arugula I've ever had before: I'm used to more &...
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What is this vial for in this package of grass jelly?

Recently I bought a package of grass jelly. My understanding of the instructions is that I should mix the powder in the package with a liter of cold water and 100g of sugar and then heat on a stove ...
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Baked chocolate cake type dessert with 'sticky' top

I am in the UK and in my 60's. My Mum used to make a cake in the oven that was heavy cake like at the bottom, but was still slightly sticky on top. Can anyone tell me if they know of this and what it ...
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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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Name of dish - eggs + flour + bread crumbs (+ baking powder)

When I was breading I had some leftovers so I decided to mix them together and fry to check if it is edible. It wasn't bad though it was very dense. Today I tried to make it from scratch and add ...
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Identify this brownie-like dessert

When I was a kid, there was a dessert that would frequently be at pot-lucks that was a brownie-like dessert. It's been a long time since I had it so don't remember the details exactly but it was like ...
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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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Identifying a type of Pizza Topping

I was looking at the tiny nation of Brunei on Google Maps, and I noticed they have a Pizza-Hut there, not too many details but a few photos were attached and there was a Pizza that I didn't recognise, ...
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What are these clear parts in beef steak?

I can identify the large white strips as inter-muscular fat, the red meat as muscle, and the small white parts throughout the muscle as intra-muscular fat, but what is the clear tissue (circled in ...
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What is this plant? Is it edible?

I bought a bunch of cilantro today. Some of these leaves were mixed in with the cilantro. What are they? Are they edible?
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What is this leafy green with a sharp taste, and how do I safely use/cook it?

I recently purchased this vegetable at a farmers' market without getting its name. It was marketed as organic/fresh/local in the Northeastern United States in late September. The leaves are thin and ...
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What is the animal product in pizza sauce in korea

I am currently in S.korea, I was checking the ingredients of pizza in a small local restaurant, because I follow halal diet, and I was surprised to find that there is animal product in the sauce. So ...
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What's 香茜 or 芫荽 in English?

Many Hong Kong Cuisine restaurants use 香茜 or 芫荽 in soup dishes. Please see the picture below. Are 香茜 or 芫荽 the same species of plant? What's the correct English translation? I'm hankering to buy ...
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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 kind of cheese "skin" is this?

I regularly buy Frico's Beech Wood Smoked Processed Cheese but there's this outer layer, kind of like a skin that I don't understand what it is really. Label, just in case: The cheese is, firstly, ...
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Are these Bay Leaves?

I bought what I thought were bay leaves because they were very cheap. Physically speaking, they behave like bay leaves when cooked (they stay hard even when boiled for along time in a stew). But, I ...
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What is this gourd-like vegetable?

I don't know the name of the fruit in English and hence I'm attaching the figure if it. I don't know the exact name of the vegetable. But I'm guessing the following names: sponge gourd, luffa ...
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What is this celery like vegtable?

We found this at a local food bank, and couldn't resist but have no idea what it is. We live in the bay area of California, so there are any number of communities it could have come from. Any help is ...
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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 is this seafood that I bought in a Chinese market?

Can someone tell what is the food here?
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