Dishes That Start with Letter S

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Dive into a list of S-starting dishes, from the widely recognized to the less explored. Samosa stands out as a globally beloved dish, while the less celebrated suzma remains a hidden culinary treasure.

The main ingredients common in “S” dishes are lamb, beef, and vegetables, with cooking methods including deep frying, fermenting, and grilling. 

As for dish types, these dishes often fall into fried dishes, dumplings, and salads.

Fascinating facts about S-starting dishes include:

  • World Samosa Day falls on September 5th.
  • The record for the most shish kebabs eaten in Turkey is 301 by a man in 44 minutes and 255 by a woman in 23 minutes.
  • Shelpek is used in tributes to remember the deceased.

Dive into a world where each dish beginning with S tells a unique story right in the content ahead.

List of S-Starting Dishes with Filters

Sam Bo Luong

Sâm Bổ Lượng

Sâm bổ lượng is a Vietnamese herbal and fruit dessert soup, known for its sweet taste and healthful properties.



Flag of Turkmenistan#16 in Turkmenistan

Flag of Tajikistan#21 in Tajikistan

Flag of Kyrgyzstan#26 in Kyrgyzstan

Flag of Uzbekistan#27 in Uzbekistan

Flag of Kazakhstan#31 in Kazakhstan

Samanu is a sweet paste from germinated wheat and wheat flour, traditionally prepared for Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

Samarkand Non

Samarkand Non

Flag of Uzbekistan#31 in Uzbekistan

Samarkand non is an Uzbek bread having a signature dented disc shape.



Flag of Uzbekistan#2 in Uzbekistan

Flag of Turkmenistan#4 in Turkmenistan

Flag of Kyrgyzstan#5 in Kyrgyzstan

Flag of Tajikistan#5 in Tajikistan

Flag of Kazakhstan#7 in Kazakhstan

Samsa is a baked savory pastry with different fillings that is a favorite street food in Central Asia.



Flag of Uzbekistan#34 in Uzbekistan

Flag of Kyrgyzstan#35 in Kyrgyzstan

Shakarap is a traditional Uzbek salad primarily made from tomatoes and onions with seasonings like salt and pepper.



Flag of Kyrgyzstan#20 in Kyrgyzstan

Flag of Kazakhstan#25 in Kazakhstan

Shalgam is a Kazak and Kyrgyz salad that is a traditional item in these two countries.



Shashlik is a famous grilled meat dish in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.



Flag of Kazakhstan#6 in Kazakhstan

Flag of Turkmenistan#8 in Turkmenistan

Flag of Uzbekistan#13 in Uzbekistan

Flag of Kyrgyzstan#21 in Kyrgyzstan

Shelpek is a Central Asian flatbread that is especially important for Muslim communities.

Shish Kebab

Shish Kebab

Flag of Tajikistan#3 in Tajikistan

Flag of Uzbekistan#4 in Uzbekistan

Shish kebab is a grilled meat dish of the Middle East, often made of cubes of lamb.

Shivit Oshi

Shivit Oshi

Flag of Uzbekistan#43 in Uzbekistan

Shivit oshi is a traditional Uzbek dish featuring bright green noodles infused with dill, served with a tangy white sour milk sauce and a meat-vegetable ‘Vaju’ sauce.



Flag of Turkmenistan#20 in Turkmenistan

Shule is a rice porridge in Turkmenistan.

Sorghum Porridge

Sorghum Porridge

Flag of Turkmenistan#32 in Turkmenistan

Sorghum porridge is a well-known dish in many countries around the world, especially in Africa.

St Louis-style Pizza

St. Louis-style Pizza

St. Louis-style pizza stands out thanks to its thin crackling crust and unique cuts of squares or rectangles.

Sua Chua

Sữa Chua

Flag of Vietnam#45 in Vietnam

Sữa chua, a Vietnamese yogurt, is creamy and tangy, often made with sweetened condensed milk.

Sua Chua Nep Cam

Sữa Chua Nếp Cẩm

Sữa chua nếp cẩm is a Vietnamese dessert combining creamy yogurt with sticky purple (or black) rice.



Flag of Kyrgyzstan#22 in Kyrgyzstan

Flag of Kazakhstan#26 in Kazakhstan

Sujuk is a fermented sausage that is mainly prepared with ground meat, either beef or lamb.

Suon Nuong

Sườn Nướng

Flag of Vietnam#103 in Vietnam

Sườn nướng is a typical Vietnamese pork dish where the meat is marinated and charcoal grilled.

Suong Sao Hat E

Sương Sáo Hạt É

Flag of Vietnam#102 in Vietnam

Sương sáo hạt é is a Vietnamese dessert consisting of thạch sương sáo (grass jelly) and hạt é (basil seeds).

Sup Cua

Súp Cua

Flag of Vietnam#59 in Vietnam

Súp cua is a thick Vietnamese crab soup consisting of crab, eggs, corn, broth, and thickened with tapioca flour.



Flag of Turkmenistan#18 in Turkmenistan

Suytlas is a milk-based dessert coming from Turkmenistan and has a thick consistency.



Flag of Turkmenistan#21 in Turkmenistan

Flag of Tajikistan#25 in Tajikistan

Flag of Kyrgyzstan#30 in Kyrgyzstan

Flag of Kazakhstan#35 in Kazakhstan

Flag of Uzbekistan#35 in Uzbekistan

Suzma refers to strained yogurt in Central Asia.

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