21 Hospital Foods From Around The World

Travel the world, through your lunch tray.

1. California, USA.

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Cheeseburger and fries.

2. Sydney, Australia.

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Pumpkin soup, apricot chicken, peas, and mashed potato.

3. Poland.

A breakfast of bread, pickle, and sausage.

4. Richmond, Canada.

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Sweet and sour pork, bok choy, and a side of honeydew melon.

5. Huddinge, Sweden.

Chicken curry and an orange.

6. Massachusetts, USA.

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Salad, chicken soup with crackers.

7. Seoul, South Korea.

This is from a children’s hospital. (“One is usually enough for both child and parent,” the photographer noted.)

8. Malvern, Australia.

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Lamb tagine with sandwiches, fruit, and bread.

9. Japan.

Bento box with fresh vegetables, meat, fish, tempura.

10. Dubai, UAE.

Pasta, side salad, bread, cake.

11. Penang, Malaysia.


On the left, stir-fried turmeric chicken slices with rice and vegetables, soup, and an apple. And on the right, roast chicken with cauliflower, broccoli and mashed potatoes, and spinach soup.

12. Paris, France.

Fish starter, chicken and courgette main, bread, and a slice of pie.

13. Malaysia.

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Chicken and noodles.

14. Chennai, India.


Curry selection and chapati (left). And a Chinese selection (right).

15. Britain.

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Minestrone soup, beef and onion pie.

16. Norway.

Bread, salad, and what looks like a burger.

17. Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Poached eggs, sausage, tomato, hash brown, and toast.

18. Tokyo, Japan.

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Pickles, miso soup, rice, and what looks like chicken.

19. Germany.

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Schnitzel, spätzle (dumpling-noodles), salad, and cake.

20. Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Noodles, chicken, eggs, and rice porridge.

21. New York, USA.

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Salmon patties with saffron cream sauce, rice, pumpkin, and banana cake.


Descriptions of some of the dishes have been updated, thanks to help from the comments.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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