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Y and Z-Dominican Food Dictionary

The Food of Dominican Republic / La Comida de República Dominicana

LETTERS Y and Z

    Y
Yuca

Yuca

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

Yunyun

(frió frió) – Snow cone. Shaved ice with flavored liquid that is usually homemade local fruit flavors. More information about frió frió and yunyun here. or

    Z

Zanahorias

– Carrots

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 – Green Beans

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 – Bien Fria

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

– Tamarind

Taro

– spinach

Tayota

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

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

(also known as grei-frú) – Grapefruit

Tortilla de Huevos

– Dominican style Spanish omelet.

Tostones

– Twice-fried plantains