Favorite Family List – 18 Food Items Starting with the Letter O

Do you know all the popular foods beginning with the letter “O”? Even if you’re a foodie, the following list of foods with “O” will have some entries that you’ve never heard of. So keep this foods that start with O list in mind whenever you go to your favorite grocery store for the next shopping trip.

Foods that start with O

1. Oatmeal

It’s a typical breakfast that’s loaded with fiber and keeps you full for a long time. Other than fiber, Oatmeal is also a great source of protein and can accelerate your weight loss process. It improves your body’s digestive system and helps you stay active and productive all day long.

It’s made from rolled or grounded oats by cooking them with plant milk or water in a microwave. You can also add bananas and olives if you want a richer taste.

2. Omelete

Omelete is undoubtedly one of the most popular foods in the whole world that it is eaten fresh for breakfast. 

Different regions have different variations, but generally, it’s made from beaten eggs and a range of fillings such as chives, gelatin rich meat, raw vegetables, onions, tomatoes, green pepper, French cheese, etc.

The mixture of beaten eggs and other ingredients is fried with cooking Olive oil or butter for about 5 to 10 minutes. It’s a perfect breakfast food for busy people.

3. Okroshka

Okroshka is a popular type of cold soup that Russians love. You can use all the veggies stored in your refrigerator. Other than vegetables, lemon juice, buttercream, eggs, herbs are also used to make this soup.

All you need to do is chop down the vegetables you want to add and blend them with kefir and kvas. You can also use vinegar with sour cream if you don’t have kefir. It’s usually served during summers.

4. Oil Down

If you’re from Grenada, then you’d already know how tasty oil Down is. It’s a traditional stew of this region, and it’s made from coconut milk, vegetables, dumpling, chicken, salted meat, fish, and breadfruit. Of course, coconut milk is added to the stew, and that’s why this dish is called Oil Down.

The coconut milk releases a rich mild flavor on the dish’s surface, making this food smell and taste heavenly. It is usually made at parties and gatherings by men in Grenada, and you can also find it in many restaurants across the globe.

5. Ohitashi

It’s a cold dish from Japan and is usually served as an appetizer. It’s made from mirin, dashi, soy sauce, and leafy greens. 

First, the green leaves are boiled and stored in cold water to crunchy. Once they come to room temperature, the combination of mirin, dashi, and soy sauce is added. 

Because of green leaves, this food is equipped with fiber, and you can eat it at any time of the day.

6. Osso Buco

Osso Buco is an Italian word that means “a boine with a hole.” It’s a famous Italian food made from celery, carrots, onions, red or white wine, and veal shin. It’s known as a make-ahead dish which means that it tastes better if you eat it the next day.

You can also use melting butter topping if you prefer. However, keep in mind that it’s full of calories and protein and might not suit you if you try to lose weight.

7. Oysters

Oysters are prepared using different methods worldwide, and regardless of the cooking technique, they become ready to eat when their shells are opened. You can eat them by dipping them in butter, cocktail oyster sauce, or plain.

This food comes with a range of health benefits because they are loaded with copper, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, vitamin D12, thiamine, niacin, proteins, and vitamin C and D.

8. Osumashi

It’s another Japanese food made from dashi, seafood, and chicken. It’s a simple soup that you can have as an appetizer or after eating your meal. Other variations of Osumashi contain blended tomato, carrot, tofu, shiitake, and green onions.

The Japanese dish contains protein, carbohydrates, liquid fat and offers dietary fiber, sodium, and potassium. Typically, soy sauce and salt are used for seasoning.

You can easily find this soup in restaurants around the world.

9. Octopus

Octopus is a popular dish that almost all Asians eat. However, it’s most popular in Japan and South Korea, where they stir-fry octopus with scallions, chili pepper, ginger, and garlic, and season it with sesame oil, red pepper flakes, rice syrup, sugar, and soy sauce.

This food is an excellent source of selenium, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, vitamin B12, and protein. Other than frying, people also boil, braise, and grill octopus, depending upon the region and personal preferences.

10. Oyakodon

It’s another Japanese food made from eggs, onions, sliced scallions, chicken, and rice. All the ingredients except rice are mixed to make a soup which is then poured over rice.

The meaning of Oyakodon is “parent and child donburi” (Donburi is a popular rice bowl Japanese dish). This national dish has its name because it symbolizes the poached eggs and chicken ingredients.

Desserts that Start with “O”

11. Opera Cake

Opera Cake is one of the most popular desserts in France that comes with a heavenly combination of chocolate glaze and coffee flavors. 

It’s a rectangular traditional dessert with multiple layers of almond sponge cake dipped in coffee syrup. Then it’s laden with chocolate wafers or ganache and coffee buttercream, making it an incredibly delicious dish.

This dish might take a long time to prepare but eating it takes a matter of seconds because of its rich taste and aroma!

12. Oreos

It’s undoubtedly one of the most popular desserts in the whole world that kids and adults love too. Different people eat Oreos differently. Some people like to dip the entire thing in milk, while some eat the icing first and then cookies or the other way around.

In simple words, the ways you can eat Oreos are endless. This delicious cookie was introduced in 1992, and now it has become one of the best-selling cookie brands across the globe.

13. Oshiruko

Oshiruko is a traditional Japanese sweet dish made from azuki beans by boiling and crushing them into porridge-like consistency or Oatmeal. The dessert is usually served in Japanese with a glutinous rice flour case called mochi.

Instead of chestnuts or mochi, some variations of Oshiruko also include maize flour dumplings of glutinous rice. It’s a comforting, warm, and sweet dessert that people love to eat during the winter season.

14. Ovos Moles de Aveiro

This delicious dessert, which is a kind of pastry, originated from the Aveiro district of Portugal. It’s made from sweet egg yolks that usually feature chocolate and sugar. Because of the connection of the Aveiro district to the sea, chefs use different casing to give Ovos Moles de Aveiro nautical shapes such as shells.

It has become a gastronomic and tourist icon of the Aveiro district, and because of its unique shape and color, it is one of the most identifiable desserts in Portugal.

15. Osmanthus Cake

Osmanthus Cake is a traditional cake from China that offers a unique taste. It’s made from a native flowering plant called honey Osmanthus, rock sugar, and glutinous fried rice flour. 

This dessert is categorized as a pastry, but it has a waxy and soft texture that appears almost clear. You can easily find it from street vendors in virtually all the Chinese regions, especially Taiwan.

Drinks that Start with “O”

16. Oat Milk

If you like to consume gluten and dairy-free foods, Oat Milk is an excellent option. This drink can be easily made at home because all you need is some oats, ice water, and a blender to enjoy some healthy and delicious oat milk. 

You can also add vanilla extract or cinnamon to make them taste richer.

17. Oolong

This drink originated in China and is an excellent alternative for all hot green tea lovers. It’s made from the same plant used for green and black tea, which is why it offers a similar taste. There is also a variant of Oolong that comes from Taiwan.

The Chinese variant tastes darker, and the Taiwanese version offers almost a floral and lighter taste. It contains vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy minerals such as magnesium, fluoride, manganese, potassium, and niacin.

18. Orange Halloween Punch

Orange Halloween Punch is an excellent drink that you can make within a matter of minutes for events and parties. It’s made from orange rinds, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon sticks, soda water, apple cider, orange juice, and lemonade.

You can take your Halloween fun to the next level with this non-alcoholic drink. To keep things simple, you can also use only three ingredients to make this drink: soda water, orange juice, and orange rinds.

Conclusion

Create a list by writing down your favorite foods that start with the letter “O,” and grab all the required ingredients to try them one by one. Not only will it improve your cooking skills but it’ll also allow you to taste foods from different corners of the world at your home. 

FAQs

Are these foods starting with “O” healthy?

All foods starting with “O” are healthy, but some of them are high in calories and might not suit you if you’re trying to lose weight but food made in extra virgin olive oil can be considered healthy.

Are these foods safe?

All the foods mentioned above are child-friendly except Osso Buco, which contains wine. Some other foods such a Nigerian oil soup, commonly known as Owho soup, flavorful one pot meal or a traditional Kenyan dish, fermented cereal pudding commonly eaten raw are child friendly.

Are these foods child-friendly?

All these foods are safe, and you can eat them as desired. However, it’s essential to consult with your doctor if you are already following a strict diet plan or on some medication.

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