25 Foods That Start With O

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If you’re frantically searching for multiple dishes to prepare for an upcoming party, look no more.

We have gathered a list of all the scrumptious meals you can make to stun your guests and leave them wanting more.

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Asian cuisine

Okra curry

Okra curry is a dish made from ladyfingers, which are green seed pods of the okra plant. They have a mild and mellow flavor. The taste of okra is sort of grassy but unique in its way. Okra is loaded with nutritional benefits and therefore the curry is rich in nutrients such as magnesium, folate, and vitamin C, K1, and A. It also contains antioxidants and plays a great role in lowering cholesterol in the body.

Oyster sauce

Oyster sauce is a popular salt made from saltwater mollusks. It is super easy to make and does not require a lot of ingredients as oysters themselves have a rich saltish taste. Made from oyster, salt, and soy sauce, this condiment contains high amounts of healthy nutrients such as protein, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 and also many other minerals including iron, copper, manganese, and selenium which are good for the body.


Okowa is a traditional Japanese dish made with steamed rice. It is prepared by mixing the rice with meat and vegetables and occasionally some herbs are added to the mix as well. Azuki beans are often added to the rice to give the rice a festive red color.


Onigiri, also called rice balls, are a common way of eating rice in Japanese culture. It is made by rolling white rice into a circular or triangular shape wrapped in a seaweed called Nori. It is made with different fillings and in different flavors. Japanese restaurants all over the world serve Onigiri as a staple. Conventionally, the rice balls are filled with pickled preservatives.


An omelet is a dish widely known and thoroughly enjoyed. It is prepared by beating the eggs with vegetables later to be fried in minimum oil. There is a huge variety of omelets, including cheese omelet, cream cheese spinach omelet, western omelet, and jalapeno omelet. Some people also like to add milk to enhance the flavor. It is a staple breakfast dish in the majority of countries.


Okroshka is a Russian soup made with raw vegetables mixed with boiled potatoes, eggs, and meat. Kvass, a fermented nonalcoholic beverage, is also added to the soup. It tastes delicious due to the perfect blend of veggies, eggs, meat, and beer.

Onion Bhaji

Onion bhaji is crispy deep-fried onion balls. They’re mixed with gram flour and an assortment of spices. They have the characteristic taste of onion and the gram flour and the spiciness of the spices used. It is a very popular dish in south-eastern Asia.


It’s a warm, sweet red bean soup with rice cake that originated in Japan. It is baked from red bean paste and sugar and cooked in water. It is frequently served with Shiratama which is a chewy-textured food made out of rice flour.

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European cuisine


Oatmeal appears to be pale, gray, yellow-white with undertones of green. On its own, oatmeal tastes rather bland with some slight earthy notes to it. Oats are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They lower cholesterol levels and have a healthy profile. 

Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies are a perfect sweet snack for any cookie lover. These are usually made as regular butter cookies filled with crunchy cooking oats, giving the cookie a highly appetizing texture and taste. Oats have various health benefits as they protect the body against cancers and heart disease and enhance immune response. They also stabilize blood sugar.

Orange dream bars

Orange dream bars are a tasty delight made from oranges. Not only is it delectable, but it also has many health advantages. It is made from eggs, sugar, and orange juice poured over a baked crust. Since it contains orange, it prevents your body’s cells from being damaged and helps the body generate collagen fiber. It also makes it easier for the body to absorb iron and fight iron deficiency anemia.


Oxtail, as the name suggests, is a dish made from the tails of cattle animals. The tail weighs around seven to eight lbs and is skinned chopped into small pieces. It is rich in fat, cholesterol, sodium, and potassium. It makes an excellent high-energy meal.

Octopus with Chorizo and Potatoes

Octopus are soft-bodied, eight-limbed mollusks often cooked with Chorizo and Potatoes in Spain. It tastes super delicious and is also a nutrition-rich meal, as it is high in protein, iron, vitamin B-12, and selenium, but low in calories and fat.

Oat milk

Oat milk is plant-based milk extracted from oat grains. It is a highly popular drink amongst vegans and lactose intolerant individuals who wish to consume milk. It is also available in different flavored versions such as chocolate, vanilla, and unsweetened oat milk.

Opera cake

Originated in France the opera cake is layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee French buttercream, and covered in a chocolate glaze. It is a heavy French dessert perfect for small post-meal servings.

Oxford blue cream with nuts

This is a dish made with Oxford blue, which is a popular type of cheese originally from Oxfordshire in England. The cheese is semi-hard and smooth and tastes sharp and sour, giving this dish a distinct flavor enjoyed by many. It is super easy and quick to prepare, taking no longer than 30 minutes.

Middle Eastern and African cuisine


Obusuma is an African dish more commonly known as Ugali. It is a type of flour porridge, made with either wheat or some other type of flour such as millet or sorghum flour. It is prepared by cooking in boiling water or milk till it becomes viscous enough to have a dough-like texture. It is a popular dish across various parts of Africa and is known by many different names such as Bugali, Buru, and Bando.

Olive pickle

Olive pickle is a popular condiment made from olives. It is made by sauteing mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and fenugreek seeds in oil and then adding vinegar olives. It is also highly nutritious! Pickled olives are also used as topping on various food items like salads, pizzas, and pasta.

Ogbono soup

Ogbono soup is a Nigerian soup made with Ogbono seeds. The ogbono seeds are dried, ground, and mixed in to thicken the soup as well as add relish to it. Peppers and onions are added to the soup as well. It is often eaten with meat or fish.

Ostrich steaks

Ostrich steaks are a delicious way to eat the huge meat-rich bird. Even though ostrich itself does not have a rich savor, it is seasoned well enough to deliver the perfect taste and texture to please the consumer’s dining experience. It may be eaten with a side of mashed potatoes or creamed spinach.


Ogi is a fermented cereal pudding originating from Nigeria. It is generally baked from maize, sorghum, or millet which is also called pap. The pudding has a distinct sour taste. It increases blood pressure, is easy to digest, and is an easy source of energy. It contains vitamins A, vitamin B5, vitamins B3, and vitamin B1.

American cuisine

Oreo delight

Oreo is a sandwich cookie of two made up of two round wafers with a sweet creamy filling. It is originally from America. The cookies are used to make various desserts, most popularly the Oreo delight. This delicious confection is made with butter, cream cheese, chocolate pudding, milk, and of course, the cookies to form a scrumptious layered dessert.

Oregano Chicken

Oregano is a herb used in cooking and makes a wonderful dish when cooked with chicken. The chicken is marinated using lemon, butter, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, and dried oregano. Oregano is very flavourful and adds a great flavor to the marinated chicken, making it a scrumptious meal that you cannot help but take servings upon servings of.


Oblea is a dessert dish commonly eaten in Spain and Central and Latin America. It is made with a couple of wafers with a sweet filling in between the two. Common fillings include dulce de leche but they may also be filled with jam, whipped cream, cheese, or multiple fillings in a combination.

Onion rings

Onion rings are a quick fried snack for everyone. They are commonly used as an appetizer. Onion rings are prepared by slicing onions into rings and dipping them in onion ring batter before deep frying. They are a tasty snack for any course!


There is something wonderful about the fact that we live in a world so culturally diverse and each culture has birthed its cuisines and scrumptious delights. So no matter what your heart craves, you are bound to find a recipe on the internet that matches the flavor you desire! 


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