Hi Truffula.Neither is correct. The last picture shows shrimp, not fish (in English, "fish" usually means only vertebrate fish). The second picture, while technically possibly could be called pasta, since it's not Italian style would probably be called "noodles" instead.
Either of your formats is grammatically acceptable.
I'd say either
a) Pizza, noodles, fried chicken with side items, and fried shrimp
b) A pizza, some noodle cups, a KFC chicken dinner, and some fried shrimp.
Other formations are possible, such as:
c) Pizza, instant noodles, chicken, slaw, mashed potatoes, french fries, shrimp
You get the idea....
If you actually want the answers to be pizza, pasta, chicken, fish, I'll give you some alternate pictures. Your pizza picture is fine.
Thanks once again.Another possible answer, since Myridon points out the term "type" - is "unhealthy" or "fast food" since you've got pizza, instant noodles, and two kinds of fried food...
But I think that, while I agree with Myridon about what is and isn't a type of food, that when the question is phrased that way, the articles don't make the answer incorrect.
No, because "a pizza" is an object, not a kind of food.What's your favourite food?
1. My favourite food is pizza.
2. My favourite food is a pizza.
Sentence 1 is correct because when we talk about types of food we do not have to use articles.
Could I use sentence 2 as an answer to that question?
I can use sentence 2, but it means that I always eat a whole pizza.If you mention an entire pizza, it's "a pizza." If you refer to an unspecified quantity of pizza, it's "some pizza." Count vs. noncount.
Thank you. So, sentence 2 sounds strange.No, because "a pizza" is an object, not a kind of food.
We wouldn't say that, because your favourite car is a particular car or a particular model, and Mercedes is neither of those.Mercedes is a category of cars:
My favourite car is Mercedes. I like Mercedes.
Thank you, sound shift.We wouldn't say that, because your favourite car is a particular car or a particular model, and Mercedes is neither of those.
Mike's Jaguar is my favourite car. (particular car)
My favourite car is the Mercedes A180. (particular model)
Mercedes is my favourite make / brand of car.
Thank you, Truffla.A native speaker would probably not say "What car is in the picture?" or "What food is in the picture?" as part of a natural conversation. Those are possible sentences, but they sound artificial and, to me at least, as though they are part of a psychological exam administered to young children with a written script written by someone who is not a very good writer (though probably a native speaker, because many native speakers generate sentences in written documentation that they would not ever generate in conversation, hence the badly written dialogue in many fanfictions by native speakers...)
Instead, we'd say something like:
"What kind of car is that in the picture?"
"What is that food in the picture?"