FOODS THAT START WITH X
admin, Last Updated Aug 19, 2019
We probably hear more about “x” in the maths class than in a restaurant. Foods starting with ‘x’ are uncommon in the west and most of these originate from places outside US. Throughout the years these foods have evolved and have been carried across borders to different countries where they are still cherished.
Here are some foods starting with “x”’.
1. Xavier Steak
Xavier steak has three primary components: a steak, asparagus and Swiss cheese. Grill the steak, put asparagus on top of it, melt the cheese over the combo and viola—you have the Xavier steak ready. If you are one of those adventurous eaters, you can add Worcestershire sauce or some other kind of cheese to tantalize your taste buds.
2. Xavier Soup
Xavier Soup or “Xavier Suppe” if you want the fancier Italian version is a dish traditionally served on the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, which takes place earlier in the Advent season, on December 3rd. It is a simple dish of parmesan-and-parsley dumplings floating in a clear broth, hearty enough for a main dish, yet light and flavoursome.
Chicken Xacuti is an intense curry originating in Goa, India; made with chicken and a host of spices, carefully roasted and ground with the quintessential coconut that’s beautifully captures the essence of Goa. The chicken is often replaced with mutton and tastes equally good. Also known as chacuti in Portuguese, it is also a very popular dish there.
Nothing beats China when it comes to tasty dumplings and difficult food names. Xiaolongbao, the world’s most magnificent soup dumplings, is a broth-filled Shanghainese steamed pork dumplings. Inside the dumpling are little pockets of gelatinized broth made from chicken, pork and cured ham. When you steam the dumpling, the broth gelatin melts. It is elegant, classy and everything about it will remind you of the orient.
Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar but has fewer calories and doesn't raise blood sugar levels. Well as if isn’t already impressive for a natural carbohydrate source, several studies suggest that it has various other important benefits, including improved dental health.
6. Xinomavro Grapes
This intriguing grape variety delivers an idiosyncratic wine that is extremely multifaceted, yet not profound or saturating. Grown in central and northern Greece, it is a berry that yields vin de garde red, decadent rose, aromatic sparkling and even sweet wines and is a favourite among wine connoisseurs.
Xnipec is a Yucatan salsa made with fresh habanero peppers, tomato, and onion, sour orange juice. Like most other Mexican dish, it is rich in flavours and the habanero peppers make this salsa quite hot. Xnipec literally means ” Dog’s nose”in Mexican because its spicy nature makes one sweat like a dog’s nose. Sweat you may, my friend but it is full flavoured and made with ingredients straight out of the garden.
While the list goes on some common items when transliterated into Chinese (of course) start with “x” like "xiang cai" (coriander), "xiangchang" (sausage), "xiangjiao" (banana), "xiaodianxin" (cookies), "xingzi" (apricot). Well, that’s a lot of ‘x’, you see.