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21 Diverse And Delicious Recipes From Cultures Around The World

Get a taste for another culture through its cuisine.

We eat to sustain ourselves, but in reality, food is so much more than mere nourishment. Recipes are closely intertwined with culture, identity, and traditions from all around the world.

So I asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell me about the recipes that speak to their identity — the dishes that connect them to the past and remind them of home. Here are 21 of their responses:

1. Sinigang

A bowl of pork sinigang.

2. Momos

Vegetable-filled dumplings with tomato chutney on the side.

3. Nanaimo Bars

Several chocolate and nut nanaimo bars with creamy custard filling.

4. Khao Poon

A bowl of Khao Poon, a Laotian noodle soup.

5. Pork and Nopales

Pork chile with cactus and refried beans.

6. Arroz con Gandules and Pernil

7. Pani Puri

pani puri

8. Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls

A bowl of chicken soup with carrots and matzo balls.

9. Lok Lak

Cambodian Lok Lak made with beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.

10. Arepas

An arepa filled with beans and avocado.

11. Lefse

Several potato pancakes rolled up topped with cinnamon sugar and butter.

12. Okroshka

A bowl of chilled Russian soup (okroshka).

13. Egg Rolls and Sticky Rice

A sliced egg crêpe roll.

14. Bangers and Mash

Bangers and mash with green peas.

15. Ham Hocks and Beans

A slow cooker full of ham hocks and beans.

16. Russian Potato Salad

Olivier potato salad.

17. Matzo Brei

Matzo brei on a plate being drizzled with maple syrup.

18. Hulli

A bowl of lentil and vegetable curry.

19. Fideo and Arroz con Pollo

20. Papanasi

Romanian cheese doughnuts topped with fruit jam and whipped cream.

21. Trini Sunday Lunch

Trinidadian baked chicken and rice.