Looking for foods that start with X? Having an X-themed party? You might be like many others who are looking for some themed food fun, or you may just be curious. Either way, we have a list of 20 foods with the X-factor. If you know of any others we may have missed, leave a comment and enlighten us.
We did leave out ingredients such as xylitol and xantham gum because we don’t classify them as food. With the list below, you can plan an X-themed party and cook up a storm.
Without further ado, let’s get into the foods that start with X.
1. Xavier Soup
Our first food beginning with X is Xavier Soup. This dish is a classic Italian soup using store-bought chicken stock. The Daily Meal features a recipe that’s rated 4/10.
2. Xiu Mai
If you want mega moist meatballs with the X-factor, Xiu Mai is the dish for you. It’s a Vietnamese dish that is rich, sweet, and tangy, as the meatballs sit in a tasty tomato sauce. These meatballs are steamed so they’re super healthy.
The Vietnamese often have this dish for breakfast but it’s also great for lunch or dinner. Here’s a yummy recipe.
The next food that begins with X is Xacuti. Chicken Xacuti to be exact. And guess how it’s pronounced? It’s actually “sha-kooti”. This dish is a classic one from Goa, located in the western region of India.
This dish is rich in flavour and spices. Chicken Xacuti is naturally gluten-free and paleo.
Goan cuisine is heavily influenced by 400 years of Portuguese colonialism but also its Hindu roots. The Portuguese brought pineapples, cashews, tomatoes, potatoes, and chili to Goa.
Here’s a delicious recipe to try.
4. Xa Xiu
Our next food starting with X is Xa Xiu pronounced “Char Siu”. This is Vietnamese barbecued pork and is used as a filling for Banh Mi Xa Xiu which is a Vietnamese BBQ Pork Sandwich.
Xa Xiu is also used in Com Chien Xa Xiu which is Fried Rice with BBQ Pork as well as Hu Tieu Mi with Xa Xiu which is Pork Noodle Soup with BBQ Pork.
Here’ s a recipe for Xa Xiu.
5. XO Sauce
XO sauce is a spicy seafood sauce from Hong Kong. Its main ingredients are dried shrimp and scallops, salty Jinhua ham, shallots, garlic, chili, and oil.
Its umami flavors are so good, you’ll want to add it to everything. Here’s a recipe for XO Sauce.
Xoi is Vietnamese for sticky rice. There are many meals that go with sticky rice and because they are separate dishes with their own flavors, we’ve listed them all here for you.
7. Xoi Gac
Xoi Gac is Vietnamese red sticky rice. Xoi gac gets its name from the fruit that is used to make it. Gac is native to Vietnam and grows on the vine.
Here’s a recipe for Xoi Gac.
8. Xoi Man
Xoi Man is Savory Sticky Rice and this particular recipe is mouth-watering. Adding egg, rice, Chinese sausage, shrimp, and chicken to steamed, sticky rice is simple but delicious. The Vietnamese have this for breakfast, as a snack, or a light meal.
Try this recipe.
9. Xoi Vo
Xoi Vo is another Vietnamese dish. Xoi Vo, our 9th food that starts with X means mung bean sticky rice.
Mung beans are packed with potassium, magnesium, folate, fiber, and vitamin B6, so this is a super healthy dish.
Like to try Xoi Vo? Here’s a recipe.
10. Xoi Bap
This is a meal made of sticky rice with hominy, topped with mung beans. What is Hominy you may be wondering? Hominy is made from kernels of corn that are soaked in a lye or lime solution. Here’s a great recipe for Xoi Bap from runawayrice.com.
11. Xoi Xeo
Xoi Xeo is a sticky rice dish with mung bean but unlike Xoi Vo, the mung bean in this one is mixed in the food processor and hand cut into slices.
Check out this recipe.
12. Xavier Steak
The 12th food that starts with X is Xavier Steak. An American dish, this is steak with asparagus covered in melted Swiss cheese. Here’s the recipe for Xavier Steak.
13. Xouba Fish
Xouba is what the Spanish call Sardines or Pilchards. Sardines can be canned in oil but also found fresh and preserved.
Our 14th food that starts with X Xnipec, a salsa popular in Yucatan, Mexico. It’s made with tomatoes, onion, fresh habanero peppers, cilantro and orange juice soured with lime. Did you know it’s nicknamed Dog’s Nose Salsa because it’s so hot it’ll make you sweat ike a dog’s nose.
15. Xiao Long Bao
Our next food starting with X is Xiao Long Bao, which means ‘small basket buns’. This dish is basically a type of steamed bun which originated in Jiangsu province, China.
Xiao Long Bao is a thin dough containing soup and pork. Here’s a great recipe.
16. Xi Gua Lao
Xi Gua Lao, traditional Chinese food is a watermelon jelly that contains watermelon, cherries, agar, sugar, and vanilla powder.
17. Xampinyons En Salsa
This is a saucy mushroom dish, including garlic, sherry, champignons, tomato puree, and black pepper.
18. Xoconostle Salsa
This Mexican salsa is made using Xoconostle of course – a prickly pear cactus native to Mexico. This fruit paired with chile gives you a sour and spicy taste combination. Here’s a recipe for our 18th food that starts with X.
19. Xingren Donfu
Xingren Donfu is a Chinese dessert that is made mixing creamy almond milk, agar-agar, gelatin, and sugar.
Our last food starting with X is Xidoufen, a Chinese soup popular in Yunnan province. Xidoufen is made of boiled pea meal, and includes flavors of garlic, ginger, coriander, spring onion, dry chilli flakes and Sichuan pepper oil.
So there you have it – 20 foods brought to you by the letter X.