Food That Starts With K: 11 Interesting Foods That Start With K

Can you think of some foods that start with K? Kind of? Well, here are some examples and interesting facts about foods that start with the letter K (it’ll make you more knowledgeable).

Foods That Start With K

List of Foods That Start With K

  • Knockwurst
  • Kuchen
  • Kimchi
  • Kugel
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Kasha
  • Kombucha
  • Kumquats
  • Kelp
  • Kaiser Roll

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Knockwurst originated from the Holstein region of Germany, in the country’s north. Made of pork, veal, garlic, and sometimes beef, knockwurst sausages are chopped up and put into hog casings. They are then aged for around five days and smoked over oak wood.



Kuchen is a type of German cake consisting primarily of flour, eggs, and sugar. It is popular in Germany as an afternoon treat (for entertaining guests) but is also popular in several different countries Brazil, Chile, the United States, and Japan.



Kimchi not only refers to cabbage pickled in the traditional Korean style (i.e. with salt, garlic, ginger, or chili peppers) but also to a number of vegetables that can be pickled in similar ways, including burdock, radishes, eggplant, cucumber, bamboo shoots, scallions, and more.



Although most kugel today is prepared in square baking pans, originally the word ‘kugel’ refers to a Middle High German term for something spherical or round. The sometimes-sweetened egg noodle, milk, and egg baked casserole is eaten traditionally during Jewish holidays.



In Dutch cuisine, boerenkool stamppot (literally, “farmer’s cabbage mash pot”) is mashed potatoes mixed with kale or other vegetables. It is a similar dish to Irish colcannon, which is mashed potatoes combined with kale or cabbage.



Kohlrabi is a cultivated variant of wild cabbage and is related to vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, and cauliflower. Its bulbous root is often eaten, but its leaves are edible as well.



Kasha refers to the cooked seed of the buckwheat plant in some cultures, however, in Eastern Europe it can refer to any type of cooked grain. Kasha is popular as a stand-alone dish but can be incorporated into both sweet and savory foods.



Kombucha is a drink that is made through the sweetening and fermentation of black or green tea. It is believed to have originated in Manchuria but has since grown in popularity in Russia, Eastern Europe, and recently, worldwide.



Kumquats are citrus fruits that can grow in relatively cool climates. They are smaller than most citrus fruits and can be used to make salads, jams, marmalades, and desserts. Unlike oranges, kumquats are usually eaten whole, with the skin on.



In Japanese cuisine, kombu is an edible type of kelp seaweed. It can be dried or pickled and is used in soup, soup stocks, and rice seasonings. A dish called Oden uses kombu in a soup stock form (dashi) and is simmered with eggs, seafood, tofu, and vegetables.


Kaiser Roll

Kaiser rolls are an integral part of the sandwich beef on weck, where a version of a Kaiser roll called kummelweck (containing caraway seeds and kosher salt) is served with thinly sliced roast beef and horseradish, and dipped in light beef-based stock (au jus).

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