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 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 ...
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Identity of “Kulkie”

At my local (kosher, Ashkenazi) butcher, one of the cuts of beef they sell is kulkie, or kolichel/kalichl. It's a tough, lean cut with copious connective tissue which is great for stewing. However, I ...
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What are berry grains?

For several years, I ordered items from Finland. Typically, things not common or not found in the US. To my dismay, the place I ordered from went out of business. I found another Finnish website that ...
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What is this Austrian pork dish called?

A traditional Austrian pork dish, served with potato croquettes, vegetables, mushrooms and gravy From: http://imgur.com/gallery/35BwvDi
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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 is this? Fresh Kale looks to have small sprouting seeds, although looks similar to insect eggs

Picked up from farmer's market yesterday. Not sure if organic. No smell. Slimey texture. Strong grip. A few have started to sprout. About 4 on this one leaf. Other leafs have none. Any idea what ...
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Can powdered citric acid be used instead of baking soda?

So I couldnt find baking soda anywhere, went to a shop and the guy gave me citric acid saying its the same thing? I bought it anyway but I want to know if its same because I use baking soda in face ...
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What is the “Kamchin” can on the photo and what can I do with its contents?

I found this can in my pantry - I don't recall buying it, but the date seems valid and I like the ingredients on the label (chives, coriander, parsley, fenugreek, vegetarian oil (?) and salt). ...
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Brown pods from tree like Carob okay to eat raw? [closed]

Trees near my house have these pods covering the ground, by the side of the street. They look like Carob to me. I took a few of them. Searching Google, I don't see other trees that grow long brown ...
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Can someone identify this herb?

I found this herb in an Asian supermarket. The label didn't actually say what it was, and the clerks at the store didn't speak English well enough to ask them. My first thought was mint, but I would ...
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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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Vietnamese burnt sugar beverage

A while ago we ate at a Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown. We were given these nice burnt sugar-flavored beverages to drink, but unfortunately the staff did not speak fluent English ...
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What is this green cake with plastic-y texture, found at an Asian store?

While shopping at the local Asian store, I found a funny, green cake that looked interesting, so I bought a piece. It looks like this: I discovered that it has a very strange texture (as seen in this ...
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Looking for the name of an orange crunchy snack

The snack I'm talking about has an exterior similar to Chinese sweet and sour pork. However, its shape is long and spindly. There is no meat in it. It is just the dough part. It is a bit sour and it ...
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Identify this dessert

One of the best desserts I've ever tasted came from a restaurant which no longer exists, and I am trying to identify what it might be called and how to prepare it myself. It looked sort of like a ...
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Am sprouting beans in machine is the color normal

I have been sprouting my beans for three days now I am not sure if it is ready to harvest and is the color normal and what is the best way to store it? I've attached photos. Thank you
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What are yellow sushi radishes called?

I'm considering growing some sushi radishes, but what are they called, because I'm considering growing some this summer after ordering them from a seed catalog.
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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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Could I possibly tell imitation lobster from real lobster?

There's a shop in my neighborhood that sells lobster rolls. Every time that I order one, it's packed with "lobster" meat and a little bit of mayo. At $15, I feel that I am getting a great deal. But ...
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Giant parsnip from Korean shop

I bought a vegetable from a Korean food store which all I can describe as is a parsnip with the same dimensions but about two feet long. Is there a name for this?
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Dutch vegetable cordon-bleu

I am looking for the name of a dish that I used to eat a few years ago in The Hague, Netherlands. It looked like a cordon-bleu stuffed with chopped vegetables (carrots, onions, fennel, and maybe ...
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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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What is this food “cr of leek and pot 21814”?

I was given some food, one of which is named "cr of leek and pot 21814" I am not sure what it is. Can anyone tell me how to cook it? Is it vegetable, staple, or ...? should I store it in freezer or ...
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What is the name of this Ukrainian bread?

As part of a welcoming ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden ate a certain type of bread in a salt and bread ceremony put on by the very hospitable Ukrainians in July of 2009.. It was not your every day ...
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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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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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Black Diamond cheddar, wedge not wheel

I bought some Black Diamond cheddar today and it came in a large wedge of black wax. By large I mean it was maybe 12" x 8" x 8" thick. A really big wedge. Also, it looked like it was not cut from a ...
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What is glooi in English?

Warning! As is discussed in the comments to the answer, the plant and tuber may be poisonous and must be cooked by experts. I went to a village market in NE Thailand. They had many products from "the ...
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What nut did I find? [closed]

I ask this knowing that it's possibly borderline off-topic, but I don't see a Botany SE site where I could ask, so... A few days ago I stumbled (literally) upon an odd little fruit that had fallen ...
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“Old wild west” secret sauce

I don't know if the "Old Wild West" franchise even exists outside of Italy, but I'll give it a shot anyway. In those restaurants they serve this sauce, which colors resembles much the one of a ...
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Food identification in fajitas - yellow sauce [closed]

I'm looking for the name of a yellow/ochre colored sauce, used in fajitas among other things. I've been to a tiny Mexican restaurant a couple of times and in there the guy made his fajitas with such a ...
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What is this “Egyptian Coffee”?

I came across this video on Facebook, which allegedly demonstrates some sort of "Egyptian Coffee" making technique. What exactly is the video showing? Where can I read more about this coffee making ...