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.

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?

Greece
Russia
Austria

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

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

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?

Croatia
France
Italy

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?

Malaysia
Japan
Philippines

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?

Canada
Colombia
Mexico

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?

South Africa
Portugal
Germany

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?

Germany
Austria
England

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?

Costa Rica
Puerto Rico
Equador

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
India
Thailand

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?

Spain
Italy
Portugal

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?

Japan
South Korea
India

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?

Costa Rica
Cuba
Jamaica

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?

Croatia
Portugal
Morocco

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?

England
Italy
United States of America

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?

Albania
Ukraine
Georgia

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

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?

Isreal
Brazil
China

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?

India
Mexico
Argentina

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?

Canada
New Zealand
South Africa

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Comfort foods from around the world

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