40+ Food That Starts with Y in English (2021)

You probably ask, “What are some food that starts with Y?” When you already enter this post. 

Almost 83 percent of names are unfamiliar to you. So, if you’re curious, keep in touch with me.

I’ve worked hard to come up with 50 unique food names for you. Simply read and enjoy the Y foods list titles such as YAM, YOLK, YACON, and YOUNGBERRY.

Enjoy the Y food names List. If you interest in food dishes alphabet series, I have A-Z food lists. Check Previous Article Food names with X.


POPULAR FOODS THAT START WITH Y


1.YAM

Yam is an edible root vegetable similar to sweet potatoes. Yam, Dioscorea alata ( Asia), Trifida( America), and rotundata ( Africa) belong to Edible tuber family.

They widely grow in tropical regions like Asia, Africa, America, etc. Nigeria is the largest Yam production country in the world.

Yams have limited nutritional value like it contains thiamine, dietary fiber, vitamin C and Manganese. Yams contain a lower glycemic index and higher vitamin E compare to potatoes.

Yam is an edible root vegetable similar to sweet potatoes that starts with the letter Y
Yam

2.YEAST

Yeast is a micro-organism that use to compose foodstuffs. Yeast can help in the fermentation process to generate alcoholic beverages, such as wine and beer. 

It is also applied in the bakery as yeast to assist baked products to grow, most frequently bread.

3.YOGURT

Yogurt is a dairy product makes from the bacterial fermentation of milk. Yogurt commonly obtains from cows, buffalo, sheep, goat’s milk.

Plain yogurt contains protein, less fat & carbs. Yogurt is an excellent source of selenium, vitamin B12, etc.

Yogurt can use many food preparations, drinks, bake, dessert, and so on. Yogurt is a healthy food that starts with Y. 

3.YOLK

Yolk or Vitellus usullay yellow color. The yolk is also known as albumen.

The yolk is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. The yolk contains half the protein of the whole egg. The yolk is another healthy as well as breakfast food that starts with Y.

The yolk is another healthy as well as breakfast food that starts with Y.

4.YUZU

Yuzu, Citrus Junos is a Japanese Citrus fruit that belongs to the Rutaceae family. Yuzu has primarily seen in Eastern Asia, Spain, Australia.

Yuzu is a hybris fruit of Mandarin Orange and Ichang Papeda. 

Ichang Papeda originates in China, and it also belongs to the lemon family, which is comparably small in size and cold-hardy fruit. Yuzu popualr as Yuja in Korea and Youzi in China.

In Korea, Yuzu uses tea, jam, salads, and other dishes. The fruit has uneven skin and is similar to a small grapefruit. It’s often yellow or green, depending on the nature of maturity.

Yuzu is most probably uses in culinary applications, such as yuzu vinegar. In Japanese cooking, yuzu vinegar is a common ingredient. Yuzu also recognizes for its distinctively vibrant color and fragrance. The oil extracted from its skin use as a perfume.

5. YARDLONG BEANS

A Long pod bean is also known as an Asparagus bean. Yardlong beans can eat like soup, bake.

6. YAKITORI NEGIMA

Japanese always carries a unique way to make food dishes. Yakitori Negima is one of them, A “Y” food with great taste.

If I say, It is nothing but BBQ food, grilled chicken Skew. But the twist is that the way it is made and serve.

Brush the kebabs with a sweet soy sauce (tare or teriyaki) that makes it amazing. The grill turns beautiful and caramelized. Yakitori enjoy with a cold beer.

7. YELLOW BELL PEPPER

Yellow bell pepper, Capsicum annuum belongs to the berries family.

They are known as sweet pepper also. This pepper is native to Mexico, Central and North America and spread worldwide.

Yellow bell pepper has great health benefits; they are sweet, and eat stir fry, soup, steam, many more dishes can use yellow bell pepper.

8. YEBRA

Yebra is a common and well-known Jewish dish that starts with Y and prepare with a mixture of meat and rice, then filled into Hashu. Yebra serves with a hot, tangy sauce.

9. YEMENITE BREAD

Another Y food comes from Jewish cuisine. Yemenite bread usually takes as breakfast.

10. YEMENITE SOUP

The Yemenite soup consists of either Chicken or Beef. This excellent soup makes traditionally, and a mixture of Jewish spice makes it more delicious.

11. YIROS

Yiros is a traditional Greek sandwich which refers or pronounced as Gyros. The sandwich comprises lettuce, ketchup, lamb, yogurt and cucumber, onions.

12. YACON SYRUP

Yacon syrup generally uses as a sweetener, obtain from the Yacon plant’s root. Yacon syrup first takes in Peru for the aid of diabetics. The syrup is similar to caramelize sugar.

13. YEMAS

Yemas is simple egg yolk in Iberian cuisine.

14. YELLOWTAIL AMBERJACK FISH

Yellowtail fish, Seriola lalandi native to northern Pacific ocean.  They are comparatively big and have a yellow tail and yellowfins.

This fish is known by several names like yellowtail kingfish, great amberjack, etc. Yellowtail kingfish eats in several ways like grilled, drying, and primarily used in Japanese cuisine, Sashimi.

15. YOGHURT

Yoghurt is only made from sheep’s milk. It contains more butterfat, cream, and delicate flavor than the normal one.

Yoghurt is a healthy food that starts with the letter y, Take with berries.

16. YIN YANG SOUP

The most popular soup, from Gourmet cuisine. The soup consists of tomato, pea, lemongrass, pepper, and lobster.

17. YELLOW RICE

A Rice dish with the added color of saffron or turmeric includes veggies, meat, and spices.

18. YABBIES

Yabbies are the freshwater edible mollusk generally found in Australia

19. YELLOW ROCK SUGAR

A sugar that is dark yellow color from honey, refined and unrefined sugar.

20. YUATIA

Yuatia is a bread that is mainly taken into breakfast plates in the Pacific Islands. The bread is light brown and crispy and fluffy texture inside.

21. YAUTIA

Yautia is another food that starts with Y and is native to South America. Yautia is more often knows as America Taro. It uses to make stew and side dishes.

22. YELLOWBIRD

Yellowbird is a drink that starts with Y from the Caribbean. 

Yellowbird is the traditional cocktail of Caribbean makes with Galliano, triple sec, rum, and citrus juice.

23. YQUEM

Another drink name that begins with the letter Y is Yquem. Yquem is a white wine famous in France.

24. YULE LOG

Yule Log is a traditional dessert from France cuisine.

25. YAMARTA

Yamarta is a soup that begins with Y makes from carrot and yam. This is typical African soup. You can add more veggies if you want.

I have Some Korean foods that start with Y.

26. YAKWA

Yakwa is a pastry popular in Korea with a Honey flavor.

27. YOUNG GYE BAEKSUK

Most popular Korean chicken soup.

28. YANGBAECHOO KIMCHI

Korean most favorite green cabbage kimchi (Pickle).

29. YACHE TWIKIM

Korean stir fry vegetables take as a side dish.

30. YAKSIK

Yaksik is a dessert that the main ingredient is sticky rice.

31. YEONKEUM JORIM

Korean braised lotus root with sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds.

32. YUKGAEJANG

Want to try some spicy food! This one is the most deliciously spicy food I ever had. Yukgaejang is a spicy beef soup with some veggies.

33. YARG

Yarg is semi-hard cheese make from Cornwall.

34. YORKSHIRE PUDDING

Yorkshire is an English lunch meal makes with rendered beef or pork fat. It tastes like an eggy pancake. Yorkshire serves with onion gravy.

35. YOGURT BISCUIT

Yogurt biscuit is a baked dish that begins with y. this Y food has a savory buttery and creamy feeling.


JAPANESE FOOD NAMES THAT START WITH THE LETTER Y


  1. YAMA-KUJIRA- Mountain whale

2. YAKITORI- BBQ/ Roasted Chicken

3. YAKISOBA- Japanese fried Soba Noodles

4. YOKAN- Dessert makes from red beans, sugar, and agar.

5. YAKIMONO- Any grill dish

6. YUBA- Soy milk

7. YUZU- Japanese Citrus fruits

8. YATSUHASHI– Traditional Japanese Sweet

9. YAKI-IMO – Japanese roasted sweet potato


Have some Chinese food dishes that start with Y


1.YANG ROU- Chinese Lamb meat dish.

2. YU PIAN– Slice fish for various dishes.

3. YU XIANG ROU SI- It is a Pork shred flavor with fish and garlic sauce.

4. YUCHI TANG- Shark fin soup

5. YAOGUOJIDING- Cashew nuts with Chicken

6. YEXIAO- Chinese nighttime snacks that start with the letter Y.

7. YU XIANG QIEZI- It is a spicy eggplant dish with mostly garlic and fish flavor. 

8. YUANSUIYE- Coriander refers to Yuansuiye in Chinese cuisine.

9. YECAI- Chinese Cabbage.

Yecai is a vegetable starting with Y
Yecai- Chinese Cabbage

10. YOU LIN ZI JI- Chicken marinated in only oil.

11. YANGROUCHUAN- It is BBQ Chinese food item makes from mutton.


SNACKS THAT STARTS WITH Y


  • YOGURT
  • YOGURT BISCUITS
  • YOGURT COVER RAISINS

VEGETABLES AND FRUITS THAT START WITH Y


As I already listed Yam, so I skip here. 

1.YALI PEAR FRUIT

Yali Pear, Pyrus pyrifolia, which native to Eastern Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea. This fruit is famous for its other names like Chinese Pear, Sand Pear, Nashi Pear, and Duck Pear.

It relates to European pear, which has the juiciest texture and is sweet. You can eat raw or cooked form. Yali Pear looks like a green Apple.

2. YELLOW SQUASH

Yellow squash is mainly a summer fruit which has sweet, tender. You can have it like curry, stir fry, salad, any side dish.

yellow squash

3. YUCCA

Yucca is a desert plant commonly grown in the Southwest desert. 

Yucca root usually uses in Latin cuisine in various ways, like mix up with any stir fry, roast, or can eat puree of the Yucca root.

4. YOUNGBERRY

Hybrid fruits of blackberry, raspberry, and dewberry. Use to prepare jam, jelly, and candy.

5. YIESSAS

Yiessas are native to the north and central parts of America. These plants are medium in height, and the fruits appear yellow to orange in color.  Yiessas fruits are juicy, sweet-tangy aftertaste.

6. YUMBERRY

Yumberry is a fruit that native to Asia. This oversweet fruit is trendy for its taste and appearance.

7. YANGMEI FRUIT

Yangmei, Myrica native to China. Small cherry red color sweet flesh. Yangmei uses juice, beverage, and Jam.

8. YELLO

Yello is a crossbreed apple from Japan. The peel of the fruit is golden yellow. The flesh of the Yello is juicy, slightly crunchy, and sweet.

9. YAM BEAN

Yam bean, the mexican turnip or jicama. Yam is an edible tuber, can consume raw and cook. Yam bean makes in a versatile way like stir-fry, saute.

10. YELLOW PASSION FRUIT

Yellow Passion fruit, Passiflora edulis native to the rain forest. Oval yellow color fruit bear lots of seeds on the side.

Fruit that starts with Y- Passion flower fruit
Passion Fruit

Some others fruits that start with Y are YELLOW WATERMELON, YUNNAN HACKBERRY, YOUNGBERRY, ETC.

Do you want to try one of them? It’s pretty intriguing the next time you eat and know every detail about the dish.

Foods beginning with Y are all distinct and taste different from one another. My favorite vegetables are Yecai and Yams.

Would you mind letting me know what will be yours? If you know any Y food names, please leave a comment. So, I may add them to another one.

Thank You…….


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