Ice kachang
Similar to chendol but with evaporated milk instead of coconut milk (Malay/Singapore)
Idli
Steamed rice cake (Indian)
Ika
Squid (Japanese)
Ikan bilis
Small, deep-fried sardines (Malay/Indonesian)
Ikura
Salmon roe (Japanese)
Kaen cud
Soup (Thai)
Kai lan
A leafy green Asian vegetable
Kai tom kha
Lemongrass chicken soup with coconut milk (Thai)
Kang kong
Water convolvulus, thick-stemmed type of spinach (Chinese)
Kappa maki
Rolled sushi filled with cucumber (Japanese)
Keema
Spicy minced meat (Indian)
Kepala ikan
Fish head, usually in a curry or grilled (Malay/Indonesian)
Kobe beef
A fat-marbled, high-quality beef from hand-reared, milk-fed cattle (Japanese)
Kofta
Minced meat or vegetable ball (Indian)
Kombu
Kelp seaweed, used dried in paper-thin sheets for sushi (Japanese)
Korma
Mild Indian curry with a creamy coconut sauce (Indian)
Kueh mueh
Cakes (Malay)
Kulfi
Indian-style ice cream
Kung
Prawn (Thai)
Kway teow/guo tiao
Broad rice noodles (Southern Asian)
Lady’s fingers
Okra
Laksa
A local spicy coconut soup of thin white noodles garnished with bean sprouts, quail eggs, prawns, shredded chicken and dried bean curd (Malay/Singaporean)
Larb
Minced chicken or pork flavoured with spices, herbs and lime (Thai)
Lassi
Yoghurt-based drink (Indian)
Lemongrass
Grass grown in tropical regions, the source of aromatic oil used in Thai dishes
Lontong
Rice cakes in a spicy coconut milk gravy topped with grated coconut and sometimes bean curd and egg (Malay/Indonesian)
Lor mee
A dish of noodles served with slices of meat, eggs and a dash of vinegar in a dark brown sauce (Singaporean)