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The food glossary +++ 'Oignon pique', 'Oignon brule', 'Osang'

Okra is a Filipino word for Okra or lady's finger in English. Okra is the long, slender fruits of the okra plant that is eaten in the Philippines, most Asian countries and Arabic countires. 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´s scientific name is Abelmoschus esculentus and another scientific name is Hibiscus esculentus L.

Okra is known as "lady's fingers" in certain parts of the world. It is always available in the Philippines in its fresh form, but they are mostly found in Turkish and Moroccan stores in Europe frozen or in cans. I have yet to find fresh ones in Asian shops

I have tried cooking Okra from the can in Germany, but I didnt enjoy its taste, I still prefer the fresh ones which I used to cook while in the Philippines. The frozen ones are a good substitute though when fresh ones are not available.

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.

Odd McIntyre refers to a cocktail made from Lillet Blanc, brandy, lemon juice and Cointreau.
Oenophile is another way to spell Enophile, referring to a person who is exceedingly knowledgeable about wine.