One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of food) be deliciously light or tender and need little or no chewing.‘my shortbread melts in the mouth’as adjective ‘melt-in-your-mouth chicken livers’
- ‘I ensure that the fresh herbs and spices thoroughly infuse the dishes so that the meat becomes so tender it really melts in the mouth,’ he said.’
- ‘The fishcake - and it was just one, but well-sized - was deliciously light and melted in the mouth, while the Hanoi duck came inside a stack of tortillas and salsa that looked bizarre but tasted sensational.’
- ‘The beef is so extremely tender that it seems to melt in the mouth.’
- ‘The meats were tender and tasty; the lamb melting in the mouth.’
- ‘It melts in the mouth in a delicious way, making it my favourite among all the pastries available.’
- ‘My own pepper was equally satisfying; a whole, succulent green pepper so tender it melted in the mouth, piping hot and stuffed to bursting with rice and mincemeat.’
- ‘String beans of the variety known as Tender Green are stringless, extra large, and will melt in the mouth even when the pods are five inches long.’
- ‘The pulled pork is, quite simply, melt in the mouth, while the chicken is juicily tender.’
- ‘Tom's tart looked more like a huge Danish pastry, but was absolutely delicious: the pastry melted in the mouth and the melange of Brie and leeks was judged to perfection.’
- ‘The thin strips of pink lamb melted in the mouth but I felt the many sweet elements crowded out the quality lamb.’
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