We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the delicious comfort foods from their country. Here are the results!
3. Koshary – Egypt
What it is: “Macaroni, rice, chickpeas, brown lentils, topped with tomato sauce and fried onions. It’s a delightful warm blanket of carbs to curl up in.”
Submitted by ktannee.
4. Stoofvlees – Belgium
What it is: “It’s a stew made from beef and beer, you guessed it, it’s from Belgium! They usually bind the sauce with a slice of bread smothered with mustard but my mom used to add a slice with speculaaspasta (cookie butter).”
Submitted by hannahorlent.
5. Pupusa – El Salvador
What it is: Thick, pancake-like corn tortillas that are stuffed with ingredients like cheese, refried beans and meat.
Submitted by stop.
8. Spice bag – Ireland
What it is: Pretty much what it sounds like. Chicken, chips, peppers and spices all in a bag.
Submitted by Niall Hassett, Facebook.
9. Jollof and kelewele – Ghana
What it is: Spiced rice made with a tomato base, served with fried plantain. It’s usually also served with fish.
Submitted by kvanhecke.
10. Brigadeiro – Brazil
What it is: “It takes condensed milk, cocoa powder, and butter, then you stir it until it’s hard enough so you can make little “balls” with it. Or you can just eat it warm with a spoon.”
Submitted by Isis Garcia, Facebook.
11. Brændende kærlighed (burning love) – Denmark
What it is: A filling combination of mashed potatoes with fried bacons and onions.
Submitted by Peter Staunstrup, Facebook.
12. Bakso Kuah – Indonesia
What it is: A clear broth made with meatballs, noodles and some greens.
Submitted by arrafi.
14. Malva pudding – South Africa
What it is: Sweet spongy pudding made with apricot jam. Often served with a cream sauce poured on top, or custard.
Submitted by anaisjdutoit.
15. Grilled cheese with tomato soup – USA
What it is: A cheese sandwich cooked on a pan so that the bread is the crispy and toasted while the cheese is gooey and melted, perfect when dunked in a bowl of cream of tomato soup.
Submitted by Breton Stailey, Facebook.
16. Sancocho dominicano – Dominican Republic
What it is: A hearty meat stew made with yucca and plantains. Often eaten on special occasions.
Submitted by Stephanie Rood, Facebook.
17. Wiener schnitzel – Austria
What it is: Thin pieces of veal coated in breadcrumbs and then fried. Great with a side of potato salad.
Submitted by Julia Valentina Pibal, Facebook.
18. Wonton noodles – Hong Kong
What it is: “There are regional varieties but In Hong Kong, expect a bowl of springy noodles in a piping hot broth served with wonton dumplings with prawns, topped with spring onions. Best enjoyed with a drizzle of chilli oil.”
Submitted by Andrea Lo, Facebook.
20. Chaat – India
What it is: There’s loads of different variations on this savoury snack, but generally it’s made with fried dough, crisp fried bread and chickpeas, with additions like yoghurt on top.
Submitted by gopikagopan.
22. Picadillo – Cuba
What it is: “It’s ground beef, olives, raisins, diced potatoes in a savoury tomato sauce. Normally served with white rice, black beans & plantains. But the great thing is, you can serve it with whatever and eliminate the items you don’t care for – and it still warms you from the inside out.”
Submitted by ashb4784.