Oh, yea! I love onion rings, too. Fries, cheese sticks, tortilla chips an dip that you get as an appetizer at Mexican restaurants, etc. I love appetizers/side dishes. Pretty much all of them, I think. Appetizers like those are tasty enough that I like them as meals too!
It is SO weird to me how different countries have terms with SUCH hugely different meanings, like this one for example.
By the way, sometimes people here in America will refer to their lover (in a sexual manner, usually) as their “side dish.” It’s usually a statement one makes to their lover who they want to… ahem, go home with after dinner to have… well, a side dish! LOL! I haven’t heard this used very much, but my own S/O has made the statement and statements similar.
Pretty fun how words work for different countries.
Anyways, you have intrigued me with cucumber salads. What all goes into that dish? I love cucumber! I might just have to try this salad myself…