world cuisine | languages
search help | about us | allergies

Main dictionary      Translate from English       Keywords      Varieties      Latin
Search for:          

This is the searchable online international food dictionary with 61,500 terms in 302 languages plus 12,690 plurals.

Just type in the word that you're looking for and press enter or click on search. There are other types of search; see search help for more information.


The database behind this site was the loving creation of Suzy Oakes, who sadly passed away on 31st July 2011. She will be greatly missed.

A cookbook, featuring Suzy's favourite recipies is now available. People who are interested should contact Mun Flint on Currently, the cost is 12.50 plus postage and packing. All proceeds go to the Suzy Oakes Trust for Mill Road.

topshey (তোপ্সে)

Language: Bengali

Description: Mango fish, highly esteemed for food. It has several long, slender filaments below the pectoral fins. It appears in rivers, particularly the Ganges, at about the same time as the mango comes into fruit, around April to May, hence the name. Although it is also described as a strong flavoured sea fish usually dipped in besan and fried.

Topshey kindly photographed by Siddharth Dasgupta in Kolkata

Latin: Polynemus risua
Ethnicity: Indian Subcontinent
Most frequent country: Bangladesh, India
Most frequent region: West Bengal
Also known as: topsi

See places: Bengali Food and Cuisine

See foods and dishes: besan

Feel free to e-mail us if there are any additions, changes or corrections that you'd like to see.

© Suzy Oakes 1998-2011, all rights reserved
All data appearing on this site are copyright protected
Database last updated: 21 June 2011 12:23