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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 some 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

    Three pieces of puri with chutney.

    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.