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31 Foods That Starts with the Letter X

Want to have some fun and make some foods that start with letter X? Try these foods!

It’s hard to find a couple of words that start with the letter X, let alone know the names of foods that start with X. However, there’s nothing that escapes us.

Here is a cool list of foods that begin with the letter X. Serve these and watch your guest’s mouths hang open when you pronounce the names of the following foods.

foods starting with the letter x

1. XO Sauce

XO Sauce

XO sauce hails from Hong Kong, and its key ingredients are shallots, garlic, chilli, and oil and a mix of seafood like scallops and rice shrimp.

The dry chili flakes gives this sauce a beautiful red color, and the garlic gives it a burst of flavor.

2. Xylitol


Xylitol is your perfect sugar substitute. It is easily extracted from various plants, including many fruits and vegetables and is becoming a common ingredient in healthy baking recipes.

3. Xinomavro Grapes

Xinomavro Grapes

Xinomavro Grapes are rare, they make the most delicious wines, but since they are hard to grow and manage, most vineyards use a portion of these grapes to blend in with wines rather than make wines solely with these grapes.

Xinomavro; where Xino means Sour and Mavro means Black.

4. Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum is a tasteless powder made from the natural fermentation of corn sugar, wheat, or cabbage.

Xanthan Gum activates as soon as it comes in contact with any liquid. No cooking or heating is required to activate the gum. The most common use of Xanthan Gum is to thicken soups or curries.

5. Xia Mi

Xia Mi

Xia Mi is mandarin for Dried shrimp. These are typically a type of chinese small shrimps that are sun-dried to enhance their flavor. However, drying also makes them shrink even smaller.

These shrimps are used for cooking all kinds of dumpling fillings, soups, stir-fries, braises, and wonton stuffings.

6. Xavier Soup

Xavier Soup

Xavier soup is the most comforting food ever.

The main ingredients of this soup are Dumplings and Chicken broth, but heavy cream, butter, and cheese make it so satisfying. To add flavor, spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes are added to the lot.

7. Xmas Cookies

Xmas Cookies

Those cookies that you serve to Santa, what are they called? Yes, you guessed it right; Xmax Cookies.

If you are looking for the chewiest Xmas cookies, you need to try the no baking powder recipe, which requires only four ingredients.

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8. Xavier Steak

If you like premium food, you will fall in love with the taste and flavor of Xavier Steak. Imagine a perfectly done steak topped with asparagus drizzled with olive oil.

You can even order your Xavier steak with swiss cheese that’s melted on the steak with the help of a broiler.

9. Xigua


Here’s a yummy treat for you, Xigua, or a watermelon look-alike. However, compared to a typical watermelon, Xigua doesn’t have too many seeds. Moreover, the outside of Xigua is slightly different from an average watermelon.

Did you know you can make savory dishes with the rinds of Xigua?

10. Xnipec


Xnipec is spicy salsa that will ignite your taste buds and make you ask for a cool drink.

The main ingredients in a freshly made Xnipec are sour orange juice, peppers, and tomatoes.

This should be your starter dip served with chips, nachos, tacos or other finger foods.

11. Xocolatl


Xocolatl is Mexican Hot Chocolate for those who like a hint of bitterness in their chocolate.

Xocolatl is flavored with cinnamon or chilli. It’s all you need for cold winter nights, with the most romantic movie on your TV screen and a hot mug of Xocolatl in your hands.

12. Xi Gua Lao

The most popular dish made from Xigua is Xi Gua Lao. It’s commonly known as watermelon jelly. Xi Gua Lao is made with cherries, sugar, agar, and vanilla powder. The key ingredient in Xi Gua Lao is watermelon.

13. Xingren doufu

Xingren doufu

If you aren’t fond of typical ice cream and chocolate desserts, you should try Xingren doufu. Xingren doufu is made from almond milk, agar, and sugar, and it’s a Beijing-based dessert.

It’s very easy to make, and you can easily make it at home if you have all the ingredients.

14. Xoconostle


Xoconostle is also known as sour prickly pear cactus fruit. Did you know that Xoconostle is recommended for people on a diet as it is packed with fiber, vitamin C, calcium, and antioxidants that keep the body active and protected during hard training sessions and a severe diet program?

15. Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao are steamed buns that are enjoyed hot and fresh as soon as they come out of the bamboo steamer.

You can fill your steamed buns with any kind of filling, but in China, the authentic buns are filled with pork, and they are seasoned with ginger, garlic, and sesame.

16. Xoi


Xôi is a popular breakfast dish in Vietnam and it can be eaten as both a sweet or savory dish.

It’s a glutinous rice dish made with sticky rice and various ingredients to enhance its taste. Most regions make Xoi with peanuts, eggs, and beans.

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17. Xidoufen


Most people aren’t aware, but Xidoufen is used in many antidepressant medicines.

Xidoufen comfort food is a soup made with boiled peameal with all kinds of herbs and spices.

While other soups are enjoyed with dumplings, Xidoufen is most commonly eaten with flatbread.

18. Xacuti


Xacuti is a spicy, savory dish of Goa.

The key ingredients of Xacuti are beef of any kind like lamb, mutton, or chicken. The flavors that make Xacuti so irresistible come from coconut, large dried chillies, and poppy seeds. Apart from that, ginger, garlic, and onion are also used for cooking Xacuti.

19. Ximenia caffra

Let’s add a little spice to your monotonous life with the letter X and cook Ximenia Caffra. Ximenia caffra is an African plum that is a little sour to taste, but once you get the taste of it, it will be hard to let go.   

20. Xylocarp


Fan of berries, you need to try Xylocarp. It is a berry that is commonly found in Asia. You can make all kinds of Jams, jellies, and liqueurs with Xylocarp.

21. Xampinyons en Salsa Mushrooms

Xampinyons en Salsa Mushrooms

Xampinyons en Salsa Mushrooms is a Spanish meal. You can use any kind of mushrooms for this dish, i.e. ceps, Vierge, girolles, etc. Apart from mushrooms, the recipe has sherry, herbs, and garlic as key ingredients.

As this recipe is served cold, ensure you have plenty of hot food to complement it.

22. Xalapa Punch

Xalapa Punch

Xalapa Punch cocktail is a mix of black tea, honey, apple brandy, and rum.

To add a kick to this punch, lemon, orange, and red wine are also added to the mix. The punch is mostly sweet with a fruity flavor. It also has a bitter taste.

23. Xilacayota Squash

Xilacayota Squash

Xilacayota Squash is packed with Vitamin B8, and it’s the best food to consume for diabetes as it is an insulin mediator.

You can bake, boil, or use it as filling for your dishes. You can also use it in salads as it can be eaten raw as well.

24. Xoài


Xoài is mangoes in Vietnam and is used to make a Vietnamese delicacy called Gi xoài. Gi xoài is made with mangoes, shrimp, and herbs.

Did you know that Xoài needs a lot of moisture to grow? This is why they are only grown in the southern provinces of Vietnam.

25. Xiangcaojing


Xiangcaojing is Chinese for vanilla; this is the most common flavor that is used in baking and ice cream.

If you love a little sweetness after your meals, vanilla is the best bet you have to clean your palate and freshen up your mouth.

 26. Xihongshi

Xihongshi Chao Jidan is Chinese for stir-fried tomatoes and eggs.

It’s a famous Chinese street food that is both delicious and economical for both the locals and the tourists.

If you want to make this popular Chinese dish at home, all you need to do is fry up some tomatoes with eggs and spices.

27. Xouba Fish

Xouba Fish

Xouba Fish, commonly known as pilchard, it’s a small fish that is pretty popular for its versatile taste that is ideal for many dishes.

Mostly, Xouba Fish comes in cans and is ready to fry or cook. You can enjoy your Xouba Fish with salads or toast it with tomato and white cheese.

28. Xanthia


This cocktail is a mix of Yellow Chartreuse, dry gin, and cherry brandy. Make sure you add plenty of ice to this cocktail, or the taste will be ruined.

This is a classy cocktail that is very easy to mix and serve.

29. Xiang Jiao

Xiang Jiao

If your kids aren’t finishing their bananas, you must tell them they are having the exotic Xiang Jiao from China. Kids love such cool facts about the food that they are eating.

You can also use Xiang Jiao to make some banana bread for your kids’ tea time.