Food and Drink

Comfort foods from around the world

Residents of every country have their go-to comfort food and nothing hits the spot more than your favourite food. Although there are countless variations of some of these dishes, we want to see if you know where they are from. There are 20 questions and we think that 14/20 is the score the beat. Good luck.

Bratwursts are thick sausages that are frequently paired with stewed sauerkraut and beer. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Australia
Germany
Czech Republic

Francesinha is a sandwich made with bread, wet-cured ham, sausage, steak or roast meat, and covered with melted cheese and a hot thick tomato and beer sauce. It is typically served with french fries. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Portugal
Germany
South Africa

Mofongo, a ball-shaped dish of pickled, fried, and then smashed plantains that are flavoured with garlic, salt, and oil in a wooden pilón. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Equador
Puerto Rico
Costa Rica

Kare-kare is a nutty and sweet stew, where its signature flavor derives from a thick and savory peanut sauce. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Philippines
Malaysia
Japan

Khichuri is a comfort dish made from rice and lentils that is typically prepared in one pot. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Mexico
India
Argentina

Borscht, a sour soup with a vibrant red color, traditionally made with meat or bone stock, sautéed veggies, and fermented beetroot juice. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Georgia
Albania
Ukraine

Moussaka, typically features layers of fried eggplant, potatoes, ground meat, and spices, all topped off with grated cheese and a cream sauce. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Russia
Austria
Greece

Pierogie are boiled dumplings typically filled with potatoes and cheese curds, and enjoyed with sour cream and caramelised onions. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Poland
Portugal
Taiwan

From the sodium-heavy instant packs through to the Michelin-star winning restaurants, Ramen has developed into a global obsession. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

South Korea
India
Japan

Macaroni and cheese is a dish consisting of cooked macaroni pasta and a cheese sauce, most commonly cheddar. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

United States of America
England
Italy

Soft, pillowy, and marked with gorgeous golden spots, Naan, which is baked in is a hot tandoori clay oven is perfect for dipping or on its own. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Sri Lanka
Thailand
India

Matzo ball soup are doughy, rich soup dumplings that soak up all the flavors of the broth in which they're submerged. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

China
Brazil
Isreal

Wiener schnitzel consists of boneless, mallet-thinned meat (usually veal) that is then breaded and deep-fried until it reaches prime crispiness. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

England
Germany
Austria

Paella, a rice dish topped with seafood or meat, known for its rich, smoky and vibrant flavours. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Italy
Portugal
Spain

Poutine (which also sometimes goes by its informal nickname, "Canadian salad") is an iconic dish that consists of crispy, golden fries topped with cheese curds and drenched in gravy. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

New Zealand
Canada
South Africa

Onion soup is winter comfort food as it should be: rich, warm, and blanketed under a generous portion of creamy cheese. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Italy
Spain
France

Shakshuka is a stew of eggs poached in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions flavored with cumin. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Morocco
Portugal
Croatia

Chilaquiles is a traditional dish consisting of crisp tortilla triangles tossed in a pan with salsa, and then piled sky-high with crumbled cheese and crema. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Mexico
Colombia
Canada

Ackee and saltfish is a salty and savory sautée that's often served with fried plantains and rice. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

Cuba
Jamaica
Costa Rica

Spaghetti alla carbonara is a creamy mix of crispy bacon, velvety olive oil, fatty egg yolk, and nutty Parmesan cheese. In which country is this go-to comfort food from?

France
Croatia
Italy

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Comfort foods from around the world

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