No matter what part
of the world you come from, comfort foods are popular in every
culture. There is something satisfying and relieving about digging
into your favorite food, whether it’s sweet, salty, greasy or just
plain good. When we eat foods we like, our brain actually releases
endorphins into our body, and this is especially true with
quintessential comfort foods. This is why people get a next level
boost when they have their favorite comfort food. If you want to
discover other cultures’ version of comfort foods, check out these
11 comfort foods from around the world.
French Onion Soup
Although this is a
dish that many Americans love, it is the original comfort food of
France. It is rich and velvety, loaded with onions and cheese. Try
this hearty soup with a crispy piece of bread.
Matso Ball Soup
Often eaten during
Passover, Israeli comfort food Matso soup features matzo balls, which
are dumplings made with matzo meal and eggs, in a flavorful, rich
Montreal, this Canadian dish is very popular, and is sometimes
referred to informally as “Canadian salad.” It contains crispy
fries covered in cheese curds and gravy.
Thought of as
Greece’s take on lasagna, this baked goodness includes potatoes,
ground meat, fried eggplant and tons of cheese. It is frequently
topped with cream sauces, like béchamel, which is a cheesy, white
Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips are a
well-known staple of British culture, with people all over
understanding why this greasy, crispy dish is Great Britain’s
favorite comfort food. It features crispy, battered fish and fries.
tradition in German culture, this dish is already known and enjoyed
in many other parts of the world. Bratwursts are thick sausages that
are paired with sauerkraut, and many times, an ice, cold beer.
comfort food comes with delicious boiled dumplings filled with
potatoes and cheese, and usually topped with caramelized onions and a
big dollop of sour cream.
An upgraded twist on
pigs-in-a-blanket, Australia’s favorite comfort food combines
pieces of juicy minced pork wrapped in savory puff pastry. They can
be eaten literally at any time of the day.
Congee is one of the
most popular comfort foods in East Asia, and consists of several
different cooked grains and rice that congeal into a delicious kind
of porridge. It is frequently topped with garnish or other flavorful
America is known for
its many comfort foods, but none top the iconic grilled cheese. It is
a glorified cheese sandwich fried in a skillet. It can be dressed up
by using different cheeses and breads, and is paired frequently with
Äggakaka, which means “egg cake” in Swedish, is a thick, fluffier version of a pancake. Often served right in the skillet, Äggakaka is often cut into wedges and served topped with bacon and lingonberries.