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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!

Reciting ABCs when we reach X, most of us get stumped. It’s hard to find a couple of words that start from the letter X, let alone know the names of food that start with X. However, there’s nothing that escapes us, even if it’s the letter x.

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

foods that start with x

1. XO Sauce

XO Sauce

Here’s a Chinese cuisine sauce that you’d want to slather on everything you eat. It’s that good. 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.

As odd as this recipe sounds, XO Sauce is one of the most flavorful sauces ever that you can add to or eat with any finger food you want. 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.

Apart from that, these grapes are trending due to their dark skin and unique flavor. Not only are these grapes unique, but the name is also pretty different and descriptive. Xinomavro; where Xino means Sour and Mavro means Black.

4. Xanthan Gum

Xanthan Gum

You’d be surprised to find that xanthan gum is the main ingredient for many recipes and common foods, such as Gluten-free lemon pie, Balsamic Vinegar Syrup, and Gluten-free Fried Chicken.

Xanthan Gum is a tasteless powder made from the natural fermentation of corn sugar, wheat, or cabbage. Once fermented, Alcohol to added to the mixture, and the mixture is then cooled down. Once dried, the mixture is grounded into a powder.

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 a delicacy of China, 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

Time for some Italian food that starts from X; Xavier Soup. If you think Italian food is overrated, you need to try Xavier Soup. The soup has been trending since the feast of St. Francis. It’s 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. No matter which recipe you follow, if you make Xmas cookies, you are most definitely Santa’s favorite.

If you are looking for the chewiest Xmas cookies, you need to try the np 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. A steak fit for a king.

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.

Apart from China, Xigua is also cultivated in Africa. Did you know you can make savory dishes with the rinds of Xigua?

10. Xnipec


Craving something spicy to excite your taste buds? Let’s head to Mexico for some Xnipec. Xnipec is spicy salsa that will ignite your taste buds and make you ask for a cool drink.

Xnipec is a specialty of Central Mexico. The main ingredients in a freshly made Xnipec are sour orange juice, peppers, and tomatoes.

If you want to make a killer appetizer for your guests who like spicy food, this should be your starter dip served with chips, nachos, or other finger foods. You can also serve this if you are having tacos.

11. Xocolatl


Xocolatl is Mexican Hot Chocolate for those who like a hint of bitterness in their chocolate. If you are a chocolate fan but only like dark or bitter chocolate, Xocolatl is made for you.

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.

Xi Gua Lao is a summer treat you can’t miss if you travel to China this summer. Many street vendors in China sell Xi Gua Lao with a blend of other exotic fruits.

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. Mix all the ingredients, heat it and add the gelatin. Now refrigerate it till it solidifies.

Cut it into shapes and enjoy a simple yet tasty treat after a heavy dinner. You can also add food dye to make it in different colors.

14. Xoconostle


Are you considering going on a strict diet due to weight or any other disease? You need a dash of Xoconostle in your life. This will keep your diet from going boring, and it will also keep your taste buds engaged.

It 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?

You can also make yummy jams and jellies from Xoconostle, who said a strict diet has to be boring.

15. Xiao Long Bao

Xiao Long Bao

Anything that comes out of a bamboo steamer is worth tasting. Xiao Long Bao are steamed buns that are enjoyed hot and fresh as soon as they come out of the bamboo steamer. They are a delicacy of China, and the name Xiao Long Bao roughly translates to “little dragon bag”.

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. Dipped in soy sauce, these are one of the best street foods in China.

16. Xoi


Xôi is a popular breakfast dish in Vietnam. It’s perfect for the whole family as it can be eaten as both a sweet or savory dish so that the family members can take their pick between the two flavors.

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


Some foods are proven to lessen heartache and depression. Most typically, such foods are called comfort foods. Xidoufen is one of those foods. 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


Let’s take a quick trip to India to have the spicy, savory dish of Goa known as Xacuti. Xacuti is also popular in Portuguese as chacuti. Despite its unique name, this dish is famous around the world, and it’s also served in many popular restaurants.

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

Here’s a mushroom recipe that will blow your guests away. If you are looking to impress your boss or the high command, you need to invite them for dinner and cook Xampinyons en Salsa Mushrooms among other things.

Xampinyons en Salsa Mushrooms is a Spanish meal, and we all know how hearty Spanish food is. 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 the most trending cocktail at most celebrations and parties due to its flavorful punch. This delightful punch is a mix of black tea, honey, apple brandy, and rum.

In addition to that, to add a special 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, making this punch even more desirable.

23. Xilacayota Squash

Xilacayota Squash

Xilacayota Squash is one food that is known for its health benefits. It’s packed with Vitamin B8, and it’s the best food to consume for diabetes as it is an insulin mediator.

Moreover, not only the fruit but the leaves and stems of the Xilacayota Squash are also edible. It’s most commonly known as Figleaf Gourd in the USA.

So, if you want to serve a unique dish that starts with X, this is what you need. 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, an exotic fruit that is also known as the king of fruits in many Asian countries. Xoài 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. Vanilla isn’t used in baking because it’s a common flavor, but because it smells as divine as it tastes. Hence every baking recipe has vanilla.

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

Have you ever had stir-fried tomatoes and eggs in China? If you have, then you must know that.

Xihongshi is Chinese for tomatoes, and 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, it’s also a must-have.

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, and you are done. Yes, the recipe is that simple and fulfilling. Enjoy a hearty meal in just minutes.

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.

Cuba Fish resembles sardines and are eaten when they are babies. Mature Xouba Fish is also an option, but it’s rare to eat a mature Xouba Fish.

28. Xanthia


Here’s another cocktail for your New Year celebrations. 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. The unique name makes the drink very posh and impressive for your guests.

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. This will make them eat their bananas without any fuss. 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; that’s also a cool way to eat bananas.

foods that start with x

31 Foods That Starts with the Letter X

Yield: 6-10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Here are a bunch of delicious foods that start with X! You can have fun eating them and get inspiration for your next meal.


  • 1. XO Sauce
  • 2. Xylitol
  • 3. Xinomavro Grapes
  • 4. Xanthan Gum
  • 5. Xia Mi
  • 6. Xavier Soup
  • 7. Xmas Cookies
  • 8. Xavier Steak
  • 9. Xigua
  • 10. Xnipec
  • 11. Xocolatl
  • 12. Xi Gua Lao
  • 13. Xingren doufu
  • 14. Xoconostle
  • 15. Xiao Long Bao
  • 16. Xoi
  • 17. Xidoufen
  • 18. Xacuti
  • 19. Ximenia caffra
  • 20. Xylocarp
  • 21. Xampinyons en Salsa Mushrooms
  • 22. Xalapa Punch
  • 23. Xilacayota Squash
  • 24. Xoài
  • 25. Xiangcaojing
  • 26. Xihongshi
  • 27. Xouba Fish
  • 28. Xanthia
  • 29. Xiang Jiao


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