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Okra is a Filipino word for Okra or lady's finger. The Philippines has the same word for Okra in Filipino and English. It is the long, slender fruits of the okra plant that is eaten in the Philippines. It is a very popular vegetable among the Filipinos, as it can be simply boiled in water with a little salt and served with Bagoong Isda (fish paste) and Kalamansi (local citrus) serving as dipping sauce , a good side dish for cooked rice (Kanin ) and Pritong Isda (fried fish) Usually, Okra is used in Philippines vegetables stews like Pinakbet and Dinengdeng . It is also a good ingredient for Sinigang . Okra is the same word in Tagalog and English. scientific name: Abelmoschus esculentus another scientific name: Hibiscus esculentus L. Trivia: Okra is known as "lady's fingers" in certain parts of the world.

Obers is the Austrian term for  cream. Also known as Sahne in German. Schagobers is Austrian for whipped cream which is called in German Schlagsahne which is often served with cakes.

Ogrosl also known as Stachelbeere is the Austrian term for Gooseberry, usually made into a jam/marmalade or kompott (Stachelbeerenkompott or braised/stewed gooseberries).

Ogrosl  is also known in Austria as Agrasel

 

Otka refers to one of the specialties of Somalia which is dried meat, preferably camel meat which is fried in butter and spices. Otka is very similar to Jerky. Most of the food of the Somalis is Halal since the majority of them are Muslims. Camel is popular in the country as a source of meat and milk. They believe that camel's milk is more nutritious than cow or goat milk. Somalia is one of the country's in Africa which is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Aden, to the south and west by Kenya, to the west by Ethiopia and to the northwest by Djibouti. Indian Ocean lies in the east.

Ocopa refers to Pervian dish made of new potatoes in a seasoned sauce of onions, garlic, olive oil, feta cheese and chile peppers.Ocopa is typical of the southern region of Peru and also popular in some areas of South America. Moreover, Ocopa is a traditional Andean recipe, associated with the Southern-Peruvian mountain city of Arequipa. The flavor base is a combination of roasted Ají Mirasol (Peruvian yellow peppers, also known as Ají amarillo) and Huacatay, which is an Andean black mint that the inhabitants of that region use in a lot of their cooking.

Odd McIntyre refers to a cocktail made from Lillet Blanc, brandy, lemon juice and Cointreau.