25 Foods That Start With S

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Living life to the fullest is all about appreciating the little pleasures of life, like the delicious food on your plate at mealtime after a long day or the refreshing drink in your hand on a warm summer day.

Food adds a joy to life that almost nothing else can match. From children to the elderly, people of all ages can attest to their love for dining. In the words of George Bernard Shaw: “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” We for one could not agree more.

For all you fellow food lovers out there, here we have a list of the most flavorsome food beginning with the letter S.

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Mediterranean cuisine


Spaghetti is a long, narrow type of pasta that appears a lot like noodles. It is a traditional Italian staple food and widely eaten across the world. This delicious cuisine is often made with tomato sauce and meat and veggies, though a lot of different variations of the dish are made in various regions around the world.


Salami is a type of sausage meat of Italian origin. It’s generally made from fermented and air-dried pork meat. Salami is easy to store for long periods without the risk of it going bad. These round chunks of meat make a great sandwich filling or meaty pizza topping. They can also be used in salads such as potato salads for a delightful meal.


Sardines are widely eaten fish prepared in many different ways. They can be broiled, deep-fried, baked, steamed, or grilled. They are super easy to make and taste incredibly delicious! Usually, they are marinated with salt, pepper, lemon, and vinegar before cooking.

Asian cuisine


Sachima is a sweet confection widely eaten as a dessert in China. It is made with soft strands of fried batter strung together using sugar syrup which stiffens to keep the battery in place. It is a lot like Rice Krispy treats of the United States.

Source: Yum Of China


Sukiyaki is a popular Japanese dish made with meat and an assortment of simmered veggies. It is traditionally made at the table inside a shallow iron utensil with a mixture of sugar, soy sauce, and mirin and served hot right there and then. If you are into traditional Japanese cuisines, Sukiyaki is a must-try!


Sushi is a dish of traditional Japanese origin. It is made with rice boiled with vinegar, sugar, and salt served along with an assortment of other ingredients including fresh, usually raw seafood and veggies. It is a very popular Japanese cuisine around the world.


Samosas are little triangular-shaped dumplings originating in the Indian subcontinent. They consist of a vegetable or mince filling inside a pastry which is usually either deep-fried or baked. Even though they are traditionally triangular, they also come in a semi-circular shape. These treats are often eaten with a side of chutney.

Sweet potato soup

Sweet potato soup is a Chinese soup made with sweet potatoes. It is very popular among vegans and is not only super easy to make but is also filled with nutritional benefits. The key ingredients in the soup are onions, olive oil, carrots, ginger, garlic, chili flakes, pepper, vegetable stock, and sweet potatoes.

Song Gao

Song Gao is a traditional dish from Shanghai. It is a cake made with rice flour, water, and sugar baked with Azuki beans spread throughout the batter. This light sponge cake is a perfect tea-time snack!

Middle Eastern cuisine


Sausages are finger-shaped meat-based cuisine made from ground meat seasoned with spices, seasoning, and breadcrumbs. The casing of the sausage is generally made from the intestine but sometimes from synthetic materials. Sausages are thought to have originated from Mesopotamia, which is modern-day Iraq. Today it is made from different types of meat including chicken, beef, and pork.


Spinach is what we as a generation are all too familiar with, courtesy of the famous animated show ‘Popeye the sailor man’. Spinach is a leafy vegetable rich in iron and vitamins that keep you healthy and strong. It can be prepared with meat to enhance its aroma and natural benefits for the body.


Simit is a ring-shaped bread filled with sesame seeds or sometimes other types of seeds like flax or poppy seeds. It is a simple, easy-to-make bread often consumed as a breakfast food. The dish is particularly popular in Turkey where it is often served with tea.

Source: Unicorns In The Kitchen

African cuisine


Serobe is a dish of African origin made from the insides of cow, sheep, or goat. Generally, intestines and stomach are used, but liver, heart, pancreas, and lungs may also be added. The meat is cut into smaller pieces, spiced to taste, and cooked until soft. It is usually served along with a maize meal called bogobe.


Shiro is an Ethiopian dish made with powdered beans or chickpeas. It is a stew dish with a thick consistency but a smooth texture. Minced onions, garlic, chili peppers, tomatoes, and ginger are also added to the stew to bring out the essence.

Source: Urban Farmie


Suya, also known as tsire, is a spicy meat dish made with skewered beef, ram, or chicken meat. It is a very commonly consumed food item in West Africa. Innards of the animals like kidneys, liver, and tripe are also used to make the dish. This is the perfect dish for meat lovers!

Sweet potato pudding

Sweet potato pudding is a yummy confection made with sweet potatoes, dark sugar, flour, and coconut milk as the main ingredients. Cinnamon powder, water, margarine, nutmeg, white rum, vanilla essence, and lime juice are also added to the mix. It is super easy to make and delicious to the last bite!

European cuisine


Souse is a meat jelly eaten in various parts of the world. It is also called ‘head cheese’ even though it is not, as the name suggests, a dairy product. The dish is typically made from the head of a young cow or pig cooked with gelatin to bind the meat bits together. Souse is generally dressed in vinegar for flavoring.


Scones are a baked delight made with wheat flour or oatmeal. It is baked on sheet pans using baking powder as a raising agent so that they appear like soft fluffy muffins. They are often eaten as breakfast food with jam or butter. These yummy treats are thought to have originated in Scotland.

Source: The Food Charlatan


Souvlaki is a traditional Greek fast food. It comprises pieces of meat grilled on a skewer. The dish is best served hot. Traditionally the meat used is pork but chicken, beef, and lamb are also used to make it. Souvlaki is usually served with pita bread, sauces, lemon, or potato chips.

Suet pudding

Suet pudding is a type of pudding with a British origin made of flour and suet. Breadcrumbs, raisins, spices, and dry fruit are also added to the pudding to turn it into a delicacy. It is made with varying recipes in different regions.


Sachertorte is an Austrian chocolate cake and a very famous dessert specialty in Vienna. It is glazed with apricot preserves which make it a yummy chocolatey treat with a slightly fruity taste. The cake is often served with a side of whipped cream.


Spargel, also known as German White Asparagus, is a healthy vegetable often eaten in various countries around the world. The dish is easy to make and is often served with boiled potatoes, melted butter, or ham. The easiest way to prepare it is using 4 ingredients; salt, sugar, butter, and asparagus. The ingredients are gently cooked until they are prepared.

Caribbean cuisine


Salbutes are fried tortillas served as fast food and are a staple food in Belize. It is topped with lettuce, tomato, pickled onion, chicken or turkey meat, and avocado slices. They are frequently eaten with soda drinks.


Salsa is a Mexican sauce dish used as a dip for various foods like tortilla chips and nachos. It is typically served at room temperature. Salsa is made with various ingredients including tomatoes, chilies, and other spices which make it savory.


Sincronizada is a Mexican cuisine made with tortillas with a filling. These tortilla sandwiches are a lot like quesadillas and come with various types of filling such as ham and cheese. These sandwiches are a perfect serving for any occasion!


Something about food always makes our days infinitely better. Everyone has that one comfort food they can eat anytime, anywhere, and feel instantly good. Safe to say food is one of the many pleasures of life which can’t be denied. From savory staple foods to dessert cuisines, there is food available no matter what you are in the mood for.


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