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A condiment is a supplemental food, such as a sauce, that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor,[1] or in some cultures, to complement the dish. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time.[2] Many diverse condiments exist in various countries, regions and cultures. This list includes notable worldwide condiments.

Condiments

Biber salçası ("pepper paste") is a part of cuisines of Anatolia
Vegetables served with a green goddess dressing dip
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico.[3]
Ketchup is a sweet and tangy sauce, typically made from tomatoes, vinegar, a sweetener, and assorted seasonings and spices.
Mostarda is an Italian condiment made of candied fruit and a mustard-flavored syrup.
Homemade mango pickle
Three relishes here accompany Nshima (top right), a cornmeal product in African cuisine
Traditional Korean soy sauce
Various vinegars
Close-up image of Za'atar, a blend of herbs, sesame and salt

By country

Australia

Bangladesh

British

Cumberland sauce atop duck confit crepes
A mass-produced brand of pickled walnuts

Chilean

Ají with lime

Chinese

Shacha sauce with coriander

Finnish

Smörgåskaviar tops a cottage cheese sandwich

Georgian

German

Ghanaian

Greek

Taramasalata with garnishes

Indian

Indian mixed pickle, containing lotus root, lemon, carrot, green mango, green chilis, and other ingredients
Mirchi ka salan (left) and dahi chutney (right) served as side dishes for Hyderabadi biryani
A cucumber and mint raita

Italian

Olio extravergine d'oliva

Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena

Indonesian

Iranian

Torshi liteh made with vinegar, eggplants and herbs

Japanese

Ponzu shoyu (ponzu sauce mixed with soy sauce) and tuna steak
Prepared wasabi

Korean

Korean condiments: gochujang, jeotgal (salted seafood), jangajji (pickled vegetables), kimchi
Home-made ganjang (soy sauce) and doenjang (soybean paste)

Levantine

Malaysia

Mexican

Pakistani

Dahi chutney (at right) with Mirchi ka salan

Philippine

Thai

At top is nam phrik pla salat pon, a hot sauce in Thai cuisine, served here with a selection of raw vegetables in Khorat, Thailand

United States

Vietnamese

See also

List articles

References

  1. ^ "Merriam-Webster: Definition of condiment". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Smith, Andrew F. (May 1, 2007). The Oxford companion to American food and drink. Oxford University Press. pp. 144–146. ISBN 978-0-19-530796-2. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Zeldes, Leah A. (November 4, 2009). "Eat this! Guacamole, a singing sauce, on its day". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved November 5, 2009. 

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