I'm looking for a particular meaning of this word. Online I found these English definitions:

"Food that is prepared in a particular way."

"A particular variety or preparation of food: Sushi is a Japanese dish."

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I would use the word plado. As well as being a type of large plate to carry food, PIV has this definition:

  1. Ĉiu el la diversaj mangaĵoj, kiuj konsistigas menuon: en la restoracioj oni rajtis nur unupladan manĝon.


  1. All of the diverse foods that make up a menu: in restaurants one was only allowed a one-dish meal

I think the example shows it being used in the way you intended. The two meanings match the English word which can also mean a type of plate used to carry the food.

  • I think plado is the best word if it is easy to guess that you are talking about food. Otherwise use manĝaĵo. (After all, a yakimono-zara is a plado of a sort, but not a manĝaĵo.) Sep 6, 2016 at 9:53

JC Wells gives kuirado as a translation of cuisine, which might be a better fit if you're talking about the origin of a dish. For example, Suŝio estas ano de japana kuirado.

  • Question: could you go one further and say Suŝio estas japana kuiradano? Sep 6, 2016 at 11:37
  • I learned through lernu.net that "kuirado" means "cooking". The whole phrase was "Lia sxatokupo estas kuirado" or something similar. Sep 7, 2016 at 13:35
  • What about "kuirajxo"? That would make a cousine a kuirajxaro Sep 7, 2016 at 13:37

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