List of Foods Starting with H

The letter H is the eighth letter of the English alphabet. Here is a list of foods that begin with the letter H, along with their definitions.

Common Foods Beginning with H

  • Halibut: A fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and various lakes.
  • Ham: The cured meat from the leg of a pig.
  • Hamburger: A slice of beef sandwiched in a bun with various vegetables and condiments.
  • Hangtown Fry: An omelette dish of eggs and bacon.
  • Hash: A dish of chopped meat, potatoes and fried onions.
  • Hazelnut: A nut produced by a variety of trees in the genus Corylus.
  • Herbs: The dried leaves of plants used for flavoring, medicine and as seasonings.
  • Herring: A small fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as Europe’s Baltic Sea.
  • Hominy: A Native American dish made from dried corn kernels.
  • Honey: A sweet liquid produced by bees from the nectar of flowers.
  • Honeydew Melon: A cantaloupe-like melon with a succulent rind and sweet flesh.
  • Horseradish: A perennial plant originally from the Eurasian countries that is used in cooking.
  • Hot Dog: A sausage served in a bun.
  • Hot Sauce: A sauce made with chile peppers.

British Foods Beginning with H

  • Haggis: A Scottish delicacy consisting of sheep’s offal mixed with suet, oatmeal and seasoning, and cooked while wrapped in the animal’s stomach.

European Foods Beginning with H

  • Hollandaise: [French] A sauce made from butter, egg yolks and lemon juice.

Mexican Foods Beginning with H

  • Huevos Rancheros: A dish of fried eggs on a tortilla.

Oriental Foods Beginning with H

  • Hainanese Chicken Rice: A dish of poached chicken and seasoned rice.
  • Ho Mok Pla: A traditional seafood curry dish of Thailand.
  • Holy Basil: An herb of the same name that is cultivated in Southeast Asia and used for food, medicine and as a seasoning.
  • Hot Pot: A Chinese cuisine that consists of a simmering pot of soup stock at the dining table. Ingredients are cooked at the table.

Middle Eastern Foods Beginning with H

  • Halloumi : A cheese made from sheep or goat milk with a firm texture.
  • Halva: a sweet prepared from semolina, flour, sugar and clarified butter.
  • Hummus: a dip made from mashed chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and tahini.

African Foods Beginning with H

  • Hertzoggie: [South African] A jam-filled pastry with a coconut topping.
  • Himbasha: [Ethiopian and Eritrean] A type of bread made from ground cardamom seeds.