French Phrases: Basic food terms in French

MARCH 9, 2011

Below are the names of categories of food in French, along with the French names of the main types of meat, fish and seafood. The French names of fruit and vegetables are listed on the next page.
Types of food in French
These are very generic food terms. For names of specific meats, vegetables etc in French, see below.
de la viande dla vjɑ̃d meat
du poisson dy pwasõ fish
des légumes de legym vegetables
un fruit æ̃ fʁɥi some fruit, a piece of fruit
des fruits de mer de fʁɥid mɛʁ seafood
du pain dy pæ̃ bread
des pommes de terre de pɔm də tɛʁ potatoes
de la soupe yn sup soup
du potage dy potaʒ (thin) soup
du fromage dy fʁɔmaʒ cheese
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Names of specific meats and fish in French
These names of specific foods in French are all prefixed by du, de la or des, the appropriate word for ‘some’ in French1.
Types of meat in French
de l’agneau də lanjo lamb
du bifteck dy biftɛk steak
du boeuf dy bœf beef
du canard dy kanaʁ duck
du chevreuil dy ʃəvʁœj venison
des cuisses de grenouille de kɥiz də gʁənuj frogs’ legs
de la dinde də la dæ̃d turkey
des escargots de zɛskaʁgo snails
du jambon dy ʒɑ̃bõ ham
du lapin dy lapæ̃ rabbit
du porc dy pɔʁ pork
de la poule də la pul hen (served in soups)
du poulet dy pule chicken
des saucisses de sosis sausages
du veau dy vo veal
de la volaille də la volaj poultry
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Types of fish in French
du cabillaud dy kabijo (fresh) cod
du haddock dy adɔk smoked haddock
du hareng dy aʁɑ̃ herring
du maquereau dy makʁo mackerel
de la morue də la mɔʁy cod
des sardines de saʁdin sardines
du saumon dy somõ salmon
du thon dy tõ tuna
de la truite də la tʁɥit trout
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Other seafood
araignée de mer aʁenjed mɛʁ spider crab
du calmar dy kalmaʁ squid
des coquilles Saint-Jacques de kɔkijsæ̃ʒak scallops
du crabe dy kʁab crab
des crevettes de cʁəvɛt prawns
des crevettes grises de cʁəvɛt gʁiz shrimps
des écrevisses dez ekʁəvis crayfish
du homard dy omaʁ lobster
des huîtres de zɥitʁ oysters
des langoustines de lɑ̃gustin scampi
des moules de mul mussels
…marinière maʁinjɛʁ …in white wine sauce
des moules-frites de mulfʁit mussels and chips (common especially in Belgium)
du poulpe dy pulp octopus
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1. To say ‘the’ instead of ‘some’, replace du, de la and des with le, la and les respectively.


Manila is fast becoming a city of luxurious fine dining accompanied by fine vintage wine. Not only must a 5-star Italian, French or Continental restaurant offer good food, nice ambience and immaculate service the restaurant wine list must be equally exciting to make the evening of wine and dine a memorable one.

This 5-star fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Subic Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children. Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines. Private dining rooms are also available in this restaurant for business and personal meetings of 4 to 20 people.

Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, seafood, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes. Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation. A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.

Built in 2000 by Hong Kong-based Yats International, a developer and operator of hospitality and residential projects in the Philippines, fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has served not only as Pampanga’s highly recommended restaurant and wine lounge, but also as a place where business executives meet to finalize business deals over a nice meal with some fine vintage wine.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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