Glossary V

The food glossary +++ 'Vegetable', 'Vanaspati', 'Varak'
Vrot is the South African term for "rotten/smelly". Vrot is pronounced "frot".

Veldkos is the Afrikaans for "field food" which refers to food gathered in the bush. This includes wild asparagus, greens, waterblommetjies and other indigenous herbs and flowers.

Vetsin refers to a white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance the flavor of dishes. Vetsin is also known as MSG or monosodium glutamate and is often used in Asian cooking. Vetsin is a cooking term used in Reunionese cooking and is also the term used in the Philippines to refer to MSG or monosodium glutamate. A famous brand of Vetsin in the Philippines is called Aji-No-Moto .

Vajcia is Slovakian word for "eggs".

Voorgerechten is the Dutch for "appetizers" which can be "Warme" (warm) or Koede (cold).

N'voufou refers to Ivory Coast dish made of mashed bananas or yams mixed with palm oil and served with eggplant sauce . N'voufou is s pronounced "foo-fue".