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Deutsch: Kartoffelpuffer / Español: Tortitas de patata / Português: Panquecas de batata / Français: Galettes de pomme de terre / Italiano: Frittelle di patate

Kartoffelpuffer are traditional German potato pancakes, known for their crispy texture and golden color. Made from grated potatoes mixed with onion, eggs, and seasoning, they are a popular dish in Germany and in various parts of Europe under different names.

Deutsch: Kamansi / Español: Kamansi / Português: Kamansi / Français: Kamansi / Italiano: Kamansi

Kamansi, also known as breadnut or seeds of the Maya breadnut tree, is a tropical fruit closely related to breadfruit and jackfruit. It is native to the Southeast Asian region and the Pacific Islands and is used similarly to these relatives in local cuisines. The fruit is appreciated for its edible seeds and flesh.

Deutsch: Kaiseki / Español: Kaiseki / Português: Kaiseki / Français: Kaiseki / Italiano: Kaiseki

Kaiseki in the food context refers to a traditional Japanese multi-course dining experience that emphasizes seasonality, artful presentation, and a balance of taste, texture, and appearance. Originating from the tea ceremony practices, kaiseki has evolved into an elaborate meal featuring a sequence of dishes, each prepared with meticulous care and aesthetic consideration.

Deutsch: Kirschwasser / Español: Kirschwasser / Português: Kirschwasser / Français: Kirsch / Italiano: Kirschwasser

Kirschwasser, commonly known as kirsch, is a clear, colorless brandy traditionally made from double-distillation of morello cherries, a type of sour cherry. The name "Kirschwasser" is German for "cherry water," reflecting its origins and primary ingredient.

Deutsch: Kwek-Kwek / Español: Kwek-Kwek / Português: Kwek-Kwek / Français: Kwek-Kwek / Italiano: Kwek-Kwek

Kwek-Kwek in the food context refers to a popular Filipino street food snack consisting of hard-boiled quail eggs that are coated in an orange-colored batter and then deep-fried until crispy. This snack is known for its distinctive bright orange appearance, which comes from the batter's coloring, often achieved with food dye or annatto powder (achuete). Kwek-Kwek is typically served with a vinegar-based dipping sauce, which may include cucumber, shallots, and chili peppers, adding a tangy and spicy contrast to the savory and slightly sweet flavor of the fried batter.

Deutsch: Gegrillte Aubergine in Kokosmilchsauce / Español: Berenjena ahumada en salsa de coco / Português: Berinjela defumada em molho de coco / Français: Aubergine fumée dans une sauce au lait de coco / Italiano: Melanzana affumicata in salsa di cocco

Kulawong Talong in the food context refers to a traditional Filipino dish made from grilled or smoked eggplant immersed in a rich coconut milk sauce. This dish is renowned for its distinctive smoky flavor, achieved by grilling the eggplant until the skin is charred, which is then peeled off to reveal the soft, tender flesh. The smoky eggplant is then cooked in a sauce made from coconut milk, often seasoned with garlic, onions, ginger, and sometimes with the addition of fermented shrimp paste (bagoong alamang) or salted fish sauce for an extra layer of flavor. Vinegar or tamarind juice can also be added to introduce a tangy note to the dish.