Food and Drinks in Cantonese

Want to go to the market and buy some fruits in Cantonese? Or order dinner in a restaurant in Cantonese? The below Cantonese food vocabularies might help. For even more vocabularies, take a look at our learning resources for Cantonese at the end of the page.
Fruits in Cantonese
Vegetables in Cantonese
Dairy Products in Cantonese
Drinks in Cantonese
Alcohol in Cantonese
Ingredients in Cantonese
Spices in Cantonese
Sweet Food in Cantonese

Fruits in Cantonese

apple蘋果 (ping4 gwo2)
banana香蕉 (hoeng1 ziu1)
pear梨 (lei2)
orange橙 (caang2)
strawberry士多啤梨 (si6 do1 be1 lei2)
pineapple菠蘿 (bo1 lo4)
peach桃 (tou4)
cherry車厘子 (ce1 lei4 zi2)
avocado牛油果 (ngau4 jau4 gwo2)
kiwi奇異果 (kei4 ji6 gwo2)
mango芒果 (mong1 gwo2)

Vegetables in Cantonese

potato薯仔 (syu4 zai2)
mushroom蘑菇 (mo4 gu1)
garlic大蒜 (daai6 syun3)
cucumber青瓜 (ceng1 gwaa1)
onion洋蔥 (joeng4 cung1)
pea豌豆 (wun2 dau6)
bean豆 (dau2)
spinach菠菜 (bo1 coi3)
broccoli西蘭花 (sai1 laan4 faa1)
cabbage捲心菜 (gyun2 sam1 coi3)
cauliflower椰菜花 (je4 coi3 faa1)

Dairy Products in Cantonese

milk牛奶 (ngau4 naai5)
cheese芝士 (zi1 si2)
butter牛油 (ngau4 jau4)
yoghurt乳酪 (jyu5 lok3)
ice cream雪糕 (syut3 gou1)
egg雞蛋 (gai1 daan2)
egg white蛋白 (daan2 baak6)
yolk蛋黃 (daan2 wong2)
feta菲達芝士 (fei1 daat6 zi1 si2)
mozzarella水牛芝士 (seoi2 ngau4 zi1 si2)
parmesan巴馬臣芝士 (baa1 maa5 seon2 zi1 si2)

Drinks in Cantonese

water水 (seoi2)
tea茶 (caa4)
coffee咖啡 (gaa3 fe1)
coke可樂 (ho2 lok6)
milkshake奶昔 (naai5 sik1)
orange juice橙汁 (caang2 zap1)
apple juice蘋果汁 (ping4 gwo2 zap1)
smoothie冰沙 (bing1 saa1)
energy drink能量飲品 (nang4 loeng6 jam2 ban2)

Alcohol in Cantonese

wine葡萄酒 (pou4 tou4 zau2)
red wine紅酒 (hung4 zau2)
white wine白葡萄酒 (baak6 pou4 tou4 zau2)
beer啤酒 (be1 zau2)
champagne香檳酒 (hoeng1 ban1 zau2)
vodka伏特加 (fuk6 dak6 gaa1)
whiskey威士忌 (wai1 si6 gei2)
tequila龍舌蘭酒 (lung4 sit6 laan4 zau2)
cocktail雞尾酒 (gai1 mei5 zau2)

Ingredients in Cantonese

flour麵粉 (min6 fan2)
sugar糖 (tong2)
rice米 (mai5)
bread麵包 (min6 baau1)
noodle麵條 (min6 tiu4)
oil油 (jau4)
vinegar醋 (cou3)
yeast酵母 (gaau3 mou5)
tofu豆腐 (dau6 fu6)

Spices in Cantonese

salt鹽 (jim4)
pepper胡椒 (wu4 ziu1)
curry咖哩 (gaa3 lei1)
vanilla香草 (hoeng1 cou2)
nutmeg肉荳蔻 (juk6 dau6 kau3)
cinnamon肉桂 (juk6 gwai3)
mint薄荷 (bok6 ho4)
marjoram墨角蘭 (mak6 gok3 laan4)
basil羅勒 (lo4 lak6)
oregano牛至 (ngau4 zi3)

Sweet Food in Cantonese

cake蛋糕 (daan6 gou1)
cookie曲奇餅 (kuk1 kei4 beng2)
chocolate朱古力 (zyu1 gu2 lik6)
candy糖 (tong2)
doughnut冬甩 (dung1 lat1)
pudding布丁 (bou3 ding1)
cheesecake芝士蛋糕 (zi1 si3 daan6 gou1)
croissant牛角包 (ngau4 gok3 baau1)
pancake薄煎餅 (bok6 zin1 beng2)
apple pie蘋果批 (ping4 gwo2 pai1)

Food and Drinks in Cantonese

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