Category Archives: Food Dictionary/ Words

Y and Z-Dominican Food Dictionary

The Food of Dominican Republic / La Comida de República Dominicana

LETTERS Y and Z

    Y
Yuca
Yuca

Yuca

– (pronounced like Jew-ca) Cassave or cassava, a long tuber vegetable. Also known as yucca. .(more information about Yuca – new window)

Yunyun

(frio frio) – Snow cone. Shaved ice with flavored liquid that is usually homemade local fruit flavors.

    Z

Zanahorias

– Carrots

Zapote and Batida de Zapote
Zapote and Batida de Zapote

Zapote

– Tangy yet sweet fruit. It has a dull brown skin with sticky orange flesh and lots of fiber. This fruit makes a wonderful juice drink.

U, V, W-Dominican Food Dictionary

The Food of Dominican Republic / La Comida de República Dominicana

LETTERS U, V and W

    U

Uva

– grape

Vainitas
Vainitas

Vainitas

– Green beans. They are longer and skinnier than the green beans I was used to.

Vegetales

– Vegetables

Verdura

(also ‘verdurita’) – fresh coriander (also called ‘cilantro’)

Presidente Cerveza - Vestida de Novia
Presidente Cerveza – Vestida de Novia

Vestida de Novia

– Not sure if it’s considered food but it refers to a beer, the ice covering the bottle that looks like a brides wedding gown.

Víveres

– vegetables, fruits

    W

Wiki

– Whisky

T-Dominican Food Dictionary

The Food of Dominican Republic / La Comida de República Dominicana

LETTER T

Tamarindo
Tamarindo

Tamarindo

– Tamarind (more information about tamarindo)

Taro

– spinach

Tayota

(or) Cho-Cho or Chayote – Little Squash.

Té de Jengibre - Ginger Tea
Té de Jengibre – Ginger Tea

Té de Jengibre

– ginger tea, a Christmas drink (Christmas traditions – new window) (recipe for te de jengibre – new window)

Tipili

– Bulger salad, tabouleh

Tocino

– Bacon

Toronja -  showing how many seeds I found in my grapefruit
Toronja – showing how many seeds I found in my grapefruit

Toronja

(also known as grei-frú) – Grapefruit

Tortilla de Huevos

– Dominican style Spanish omelet.

Tostones

– Twice-fried plantains (tostones recipe-opens in new window)