33 Common Foods that Start with Y with Pictures

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Healthy Foods that Start with Y

  1. Yogurt
  2. Yams
  3. Yuca
  4. Yellow bell pepper
  5. Yellow squash
  6. Yellowfin tuna
  7. Yellow watermelon
  8. Yellowtail snapper

Dishes that Begin with the Letter “Y”

  1. Yams
  2. Yellow Curry
  3. Yuzu Kosho
  4. Youtiao
  5. Yaki Soba
  6. Yaki Udon
  7. Yakitori
  8. Yangchow Fried Rice
  9. Yucatan Pork
  10. Yaki Onigiri
  11. Yellowfin Tuna Steak

Snacks that Begin with the Letter “Y”

  1. Yams chips
  2. Yellow corn chips
  3. Yellow popcorn
  4. Yellow squash chips
  5. Yellowcake
  6. Yellow squash crackers
  7. Yellow sugar cookies
  8. Yogurt
  9. Yellowtail ceviche
  10. Yellow cheese crackers

Sweets that Start with the Letter “Y”

  1. Yellow Cake
  2. Yatsuhashi
  3. Yule Log Cake
  4. Yummy Mummy Cupcakes
  5. Yum-Yum Sauce
  6. Yolkies
  7. Yorkshire Puddings
  8. Yoyos

Common Foods That Start with Y

List of Common Foods That Start with Y

  • Yams
  • Yautia
  • Yeast
  • Yucca
  • Yakitori
  • Yogurt
  • Yabby
  • Yorkshire Pudding
  • Yahni
  • Yuzu

Food that Starts with Y | Facts & Pictures


Yams are different from sweet potatoes; they are the roots of plants of the genus Dioscorea — and that they are starchier, fattier, and have a different appearance than sweet potatoes (from the family Convolvulaceae). Yams are mostly grown in West Africa; sweet potatoes in the southern U.S.

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In the cuisine of the Dominican Republic, Yautia are starchy tubers that are boiled, mashed, and used in soups and stews. Yautia are eaten as a side dish; in English, they are a collection of several species including Indian yams, Malanga, Japanese Yams, Taro, and Yucca.

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According to some sources, the use of yeast may likely be older than written language. Ancient Egyptian records dating back 5,000 years have illustrated the use of yeast to leaven bread and make alcoholic beverages such as beer, yeast use is also detailed in the Bible.

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Yucca refers to plants from the Asparagaceae family. In Central American cuisine, yucca flowers are boiled and combined with other ingredients and eaten with sauces, or eaten simply with lemon juice. The fruit of the plant can also be baked or roasted — or ground into a flour-like meal.


In Japanese cuisine, Yakitori refers to chicken that has been skewered and grilled. Yakitori is usually marinated with a sweetened soy sauce-based sauce (called tare) containing mirin, sugar, soy sauce, and sake. It is traditionally grilled on charcoal grills.

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In Bangladeshi cuisine, Borhani is a drink containing yogurt, green chili, cumin, ginger root, black pepper, mustard seeds, and occasionally mint. Borhani is served as an after-dinner drink (and during festive occasions such as weddings) and is considered to have digestive properties.

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In Australian cooking, Yabby refers to crayfish-like crustaceans that inhabit Australia’s freshwater bodies of water. They are baked, grilled, poached, and roasted inside pots. In some cases, yabby meat is put inside pasta or used as a cold salad ingredient.

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Yorkshire Pudding

In English cuisine, Yorkshire pudding refers to a side dish that consists of eggs, flour, and milk (or water). This dish is baked and served alongside meats and vegetables — and can be smothered in gravy. In some cases, the pudding may serve as an underlying crust for gravy, meat, and vegetables.

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In Middle Eastern and Near Eastern cuisine, Yahni refers to a soup that consists of tomato, stock, and meat, and vegetables. In South Asian cuisine, Yanhi merely refers to meat-based soup stock and can be used as a base ingredient for rice and soup dishes.

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Yuzu is a citrus fruit that is popular in Asia, especially in the countries of China, Korea, and Japan. It is very sour-tasting and can be used for marinades, cocktails, and salad dressings. In Korea, it is used in tea and marmalade; in Japan, it is used in different kinds of vinegar and various miso soups.

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