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Here Are 25 International Comfort Foods To Try At Home

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We asked the BuzzFeed community to tell us about the comfort foods that remind them of home. Here were some of their responses...

1. Chicken Paprikash (Hungary)

"I learned this recipe from my Hungarian grandma." — Regina Phalange, FacebookFind a recipe here.
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"I learned this recipe from my Hungarian grandma." — Regina Phalange, Facebook

Find a recipe here.

2. Rice Porridge with Eggs (China)

"Whenever I need physical or mental healing, this childhood recipe has become my go-to." — alyssaf403979115Find a recipe here.
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"Whenever I need physical or mental healing, this childhood recipe has become my go-to." — alyssaf403979115

Find a recipe here.

3. Shepherd's Pie (United Kingdom)

"Even though I was born and raised in New York City, my mother is English, so Shepherd's Pie was my ultimate comfort food growing up." — maggpie87Find a recipe here.
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"Even though I was born and raised in New York City, my mother is English, so Shepherd's Pie was my ultimate comfort food growing up." — maggpie87

Find a recipe here.

4. Caldo Verde (Portugal)

"It's a traditional Portuguese soup made with chorizo and kale. Anytime I’m feeling ill or down in the dumps, it’s my go to." — SimoneblpFind a recipe here.
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"It's a traditional Portuguese soup made with chorizo and kale. Anytime I’m feeling ill or down in the dumps, it’s my go to." — Simoneblp

Find a recipe here.

5. Tater Tot Casserole (U.S.A)

"My grandma passed this recipe down to my mom, and now to me. It's frozen tater tots, green onions, ground beef, shredded cheese, and cream of mushroom soup all mixed together and baked." — abbyb435de26afFind a recipe here.
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"My grandma passed this recipe down to my mom, and now to me. It's frozen tater tots, green onions, ground beef, shredded cheese, and cream of mushroom soup all mixed together and baked." — abbyb435de26af

Find a recipe here.

6. Carne En Su Juego (Mexico)

Popular in Mexico's state of Jalisco, this dish is made with pieces of flank steak cooked in their juices to make a super flavorful broth. It's all topped with anything from beans and bacon to onion and cilantro. — aquiroz17Find a recipe here.
Mexican Food Memories / Via mexicanfoodmemories.co.uk

Popular in Mexico's state of Jalisco, this dish is made with pieces of flank steak cooked in their juices to make a super flavorful broth. It's all topped with anything from beans and bacon to onion and cilantro. — aquiroz17

Find a recipe here.

7. Haluski (Poland)

"Made with bacon, cabbage, onion, and egg noodles, this recipe is easy, it’s cheap and it tastes like heaven." — alexb414f74e77Find a recipe here.
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"Made with bacon, cabbage, onion, and egg noodles, this recipe is easy, it’s cheap and it tastes like heaven." — alexb414f74e77

Find a recipe here.

8. Pork Adobo and Rice (Philippines)

"I’m Filipino and I grew up with this as my comfort food." — gabbyg44a7fb742Find a recipe here.
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"I’m Filipino and I grew up with this as my comfort food." — gabbyg44a7fb742

Find a recipe here.

9. Chicken and Dumplings (U.S.A)

"Every sick day, every break up, every chilly evening, my mom's chicken 'n’ dumplings would bring me back to life." — lizb4e498c385Find a recipe here.
Jo Cooks / Via jocooks.com

"Every sick day, every break up, every chilly evening, my mom's chicken 'n’ dumplings would bring me back to life." — lizb4e498c385

Find a recipe here.

10. Baked Bean Bake (U.S.A)

"My mom used to put sliced hot dogs and baked beans a casserole dish. She'd top it all with cornbread mix and bake it until the cornbread is golden and done. — hayden44eFind a recipe here.
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"My mom used to put sliced hot dogs and baked beans a casserole dish. She'd top it all with cornbread mix and bake it until the cornbread is golden and done. — hayden44e

Find a recipe here.

11. Schnitzel with Gravy (Germany)

This typical German comfort food is made with breaded, deep-fried meat — smothered in mushroom gravy. — berlinergrlFind a recipe here.
How to Feed a Loon / Via howtofeedaloon.com

This typical German comfort food is made with breaded, deep-fried meat — smothered in mushroom gravy. — berlinergrl

Find a recipe here.

12. Clam Chowder (U.S.A)

"As someone who grew up in New England, nothing is more comforting to me than a steaming hot bowl of clam chowder." —Matty Cormier, FacebookFind a recipe here.
Natasha's Kitchen / Via natashaskitchen.com

"As someone who grew up in New England, nothing is more comforting to me than a steaming hot bowl of clam chowder." —Matty Cormier, Facebook

Find a recipe here.

13. Matzo Ball Soup (Eastern Europe)

"Growing up in a Jewish family, matzo ball soup has always been the ultimate cure to anything. I live in New York City where Jewish delis are everywhere, but nothing compares to my mom's recipe." — Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeedFind a recipe here.
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"Growing up in a Jewish family, matzo ball soup has always been the ultimate cure to anything. I live in New York City where Jewish delis are everywhere, but nothing compares to my mom's recipe." — Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed

Find a recipe here.

14. Sausage Mac 'n' Cheese (U.S.A)

"To this day, if I want something super comforting and delicious, I go for Kraft Mac and Cheese with fried kielbasa sausage. If I don't have kielbasa, hot dogs do the trick." — Becky Martin, Facebook
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"To this day, if I want something super comforting and delicious, I go for Kraft Mac and Cheese with fried kielbasa sausage. If I don't have kielbasa, hot dogs do the trick." — Becky Martin, Facebook

15. Scrambled Eggs and Beans (Mexico)

"Growing up, my dad would take refried beans and add scrambled eggs with homemade tortilla chips." — kristiecuriellFind a recipe here.
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"Growing up, my dad would take refried beans and add scrambled eggs with homemade tortilla chips." — kristiecuriell

Find a recipe here.

16. Vetkoek (South Africa)

"It's a fried bread recipe from South Africa. You can eat it filled with curried mince or Nutella if you're craving something sweet." — jennak4aab47e35Find a recipe here.
African Bites / Via africanbites.com

"It's a fried bread recipe from South Africa. You can eat it filled with curried mince or Nutella if you're craving something sweet." — jennak4aab47e35

Find a recipe here.

17. Poutine (Canada)

"I’m Canadian through and through, and nothing is better than a warm poutine, which is French fries in warm gravy with cheese curds." — Jay Jay, FacebookFind a recipe here.
Seasons and Suppers / Via seasonsandsuppers.ca

"I’m Canadian through and through, and nothing is better than a warm poutine, which is French fries in warm gravy with cheese curds." — Jay Jay, Facebook

Find a recipe here.

18. Pastina (U.S.A)

"It's tiny star-shaped pasta that my mom always made with butter and Parmesan cheese. There's nothing a steaming bowl of it can't fix." — leahmaries2Find a recipe here.
Leite's Culinaria / Via leitesculinaria.com

"It's tiny star-shaped pasta that my mom always made with butter and Parmesan cheese. There's nothing a steaming bowl of it can't fix." — leahmaries2

Find a recipe here.

19. Spätzle (Germany)

If you like mac 'n' cheese, you'll love spätzle, Germany's take on cheesy noodles.— Emily Barnard, FacebookFind a recipe here.
Plated Cravings / Via platedcravings.com

If you like mac 'n' cheese, you'll love spätzle, Germany's take on cheesy noodles.— Emily Barnard, Facebook

Find a recipe here.

20. Pagash (Poland)

"My family is Slavic and our favorite comfort food is pagash. It's dough stuffed with potatoes and cheese, and it's served like pizza." — noyacat470Find a recipe here.
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"My family is Slavic and our favorite comfort food is pagash. It's dough stuffed with potatoes and cheese, and it's served like pizza." — noyacat470

Find a recipe here.

21. Pilmeni (Russia)

"They're russian dumplings filled with beef, onions, salt, and pepper. I eat them with melted butter and ketchup." — hiya1741Find a recipe here.
I Food Blogger / Via ifoodblogger.com

"They're russian dumplings filled with beef, onions, salt, and pepper. I eat them with melted butter and ketchup." — hiya1741

Find a recipe here.

22. Loh Shi Fun (Malaysia)

This Malaysian dish is claypot noodles with ground beef or pork, cooked with soy sauce and topped with a raw egg. The hot noodles cook the egg as you mix it all up. — Elynne Gardner, FacebookFind a recipe here.
Huang Kitchen / Via huangkitchen.com

This Malaysian dish is claypot noodles with ground beef or pork, cooked with soy sauce and topped with a raw egg. The hot noodles cook the egg as you mix it all up. — Elynne Gardner, Facebook

Find a recipe here.

23. Gumbo (U.S.A)

"Being from Louisiana, my mom cooked this Cajun dish at least once a week." — courtneyl469cf3857Find a recipe here.
The Little Spice Jar / Via littlespicejar.com

"Being from Louisiana, my mom cooked this Cajun dish at least once a week." —

courtneyl469cf3857

Find a recipe here.

24. Thit Kho (Vietnam)

"It's a Vietnamese dish made with marinated pork and boiled eggs braised in coconut milk. I try my best to replicate my grandma's recipe and it always brings me back to my childhood." — Vi PhanFind a recipe here.
Sprig and Flours / Via sprigandflours.com

"It's a Vietnamese dish made with marinated pork and boiled eggs braised in coconut milk. I try my best to replicate my grandma's recipe and it always brings me back to my childhood." — Vi Phan

Find a recipe here.

25. Pascualina (Uruguay)

"This Uraguayan recipe is flaky spinach pie filled with cheese and boiled egg. You can fill it with any protein you like best, but my dad always used to make it with shrimp." — denilecairoFind a recipe here.
196 Flavors / Via 196flavors.com

"This Uraguayan recipe is flaky spinach pie filled with cheese and boiled egg. You can fill it with any protein you like best, but my dad always used to make it with shrimp." — denilecairo

Find a recipe here.

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This post has been updated with information about where each dish traditionally hails from.

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