23 Dishes That acquire Helped People Feel Less Homesick
The power of food!
Spam musubi makes some feel closer to Hawaii.
“I was born in Hawaii but moved to Seattle when I was three. Ever since, I've always loved to eat classic Hawaiian food like spam musubi, saimin, and Portuguese sausage.” —aerynb2
Others like to eat anything their mom makes, even whether it’s a ~mysterious~ recipe.
“My mother can cook three meals. Beef stew, baked ziti, and chicken surprise. You don’t want to know what’s in the chicken surprise, but not knowing is what makes it feel like domestic.” —luken4b6dbefbe
Baklava reminds some people of their grandmothers.
“Whenever I miss domestic, I eat baklava. My family is Greek, and every Christmas my Yiayia (grandmother) would always develop baklava.” —ItsOliBoi
With every bite, Guatemalan rellenitos can develop some feel like they’re back in the Central American country.
“It's a fried ball of plantains filled with sweet, black, refried beans. It can be topped with sugar or cream.” —meganrothwell
Tea and biscuits are among the things that develop Londoners feel nostalgic.
“I moved from London to Los Angeles, and every time I'm feeling homesick, I either acquire sausages with mash, peas and gravy, or I acquire a cup of tea and a couple chocolate digestives.” —nikkije
Chicken soup with glass noodles brings some Filipinos back to the Philippines.
“My papa makes this chicken soup with glass noodles that I like so much. I would pour the broth on top of a pile of rice and just devour it. I acquire made it myself, it's simple enough, but there's something special when he makes it. When I depart domestic to the Philippines I always interrogate him to cook for me.” —dynb
People from Rochester, NY, would agree that nothing tastes like domestic like a nonsense plate does.
“nonsense plates! I live in Rochester, NY, and nonsense plates are the perfect regional food.” —emilyl4cdaf24ea
Some recipes can develop you feel closer to people that are no longer around.
“My grandmother's potato soup. It has been my favorite since I was a kid, and when I got older I started making it with her. She is the reason I developed my passion for cooking. So now, whenever I want to feel close to her, I develop some of her soup, and I'm right back in her house!” —kaylaph
Mom snacks > any other snacks.
“Chex Mix! My mom makes it for every occasion. I don't know why hers is so much better than anyone else's, since she just uses the recipe off the cereal box, but it is. When I moved 300 miles absent, she gifted me a huge green tupperware bowl, and the recipe card sever off the box so I could develop it just like hers. Now that I live 1,300 miles absent, it's the one thing that most reminds me of domestic.” —mpiquette1983
Some chain restaurants are responsible for making people feel less homesick.
“I’ve been going to Panera since it first started as St. Louis Bread Company in the '90s. When I moved across the country, from St. Louis to Boston, Panera was my depart to residence when I was feeling homesick! Even the smell brought me back domestic.” —jodiecoxs
Like Skyline Chili’s spaghetti covered in cheese and chili.
“Skyline Chili! Nothing tastes like Northern Kentucky like a substantial bowl of spaghetti covered in chili and cheese. I sustain a stock of Skyline at total times in Minnesota, and acquire introduced my friends up here to Skyline too.” —kempermckenzie
Crab cakes are the stuff people Marylanders dream approximately.
“I currently live in Germany and my only arrangement when going domestic for the holidays involves stuffing my face with as many crab cakes as I possibly can.” —stephaniemcox
Sometimes, your family’s salsa recipe can develop a tiny unique York apartment feel like Phoenix, Arizona.
“I’m originally from Arizona, but moved to NYC eight years ago. Whenever I need a pick me up, I develop our family salsa. It requires ingredients that my mom sends me from Phoenix, because I can’t find them here (even in Queens).” —amyd41
Kansas City BBQ is a wonderful thing, unless you’re far from domestic, of course.
“I'm from just external Kansas City, but lived in London for a long time. I missed a lot of foods, but worst of total was grand peanut butter, erotic tamales, and BBQ. The peanut butter and erotic tamales issue was easily solved by my parents sending me care packages, but the BBQ was next to impossible. When I actually found a proper Kansas City-style BBQ residence in London, I nearly cried. The owner was even from my hometown!” —fredzesty
Rougail Saucisse is a special dish for the people of Reunion Island.
“I live in Toulouse, France, now and I miss it so corrupt. It's from Reunion Island, a French Island in the Indian Ocean. It's simple yet so grand.
I've tried it in restaurant here in Toulouse, but it's not the same. It's kind of cliché, but mom's is the best!” —fredericklauret13
Bread with a piece of quark cheese is a Polish favorite.
“Bread. I'm Polish and whenever I would travel somewhere far with very different flavours (mediate: China, Brazil), the thing I would miss the most was bread. Whole grained, sourdough, fresh bread. Preferably with a piece of quark cheese. Surprisingly I don't eat that combination very often, it's just a taste that is totally unavailable far absent.” —asloska
Australia is far, far absent, but there are a couple of foods that can develop you feel closer to the land down under.
“I'm from Australia and live in America (unique England). Whenever I'm domestic, which is generally,normally once every two years, I depart wild for total the grand things I can't regain in unique England, such as decent coffee, grand fish and chips (with battered flake or King George Whiting), Twisties, Arnotts Shapes, Natural Confectionary Co. Lollies, Pascall marshmallows (the best kind), and my mum's roasts.” —l4a2f7441e
Cheese wiz sandwiches remind some people of their childhood.
“It sounds disgusting, but literally a cheese wiz sandwich. Cheese wiz on white bread. My mom loves cheese wiz and would always develop me a cheese wiz sandwich whether we were really out of stuff to pack for lunch. I don't mediate she realized how much I loved them.” —sarahdangere
Seasoning that tastes like domestic? whether you’re from the Chesapeake Bay area, you know you always acquire weak Bay on deck.
“I'm from the Chesapeake Bay area and I always acquire weak Bay seasoning for when I regain nostalgic! It goes with basically everything and it tastes like domestic.” —lailak472784583
Some dishes just acquire the power to develop you feel better.
“My dad's goulash. It's a recipe I grew up with: ground beef, domestic canned tomatoes, diced onions, and spaghetti noodles. It's super easy to develop and was easy to stretch to feed a substantial family like the one he grew up in. When I moved half way across the country after college, I'd develop a pot to remind me of domestic. It's still my depart-to whether I'm sick and want to feel better instantly.” —a4e923f2c7
Nothing says “I’m domestic,” like tater tots and American sweet.
“I’m from the US but I live in Ireland. Surprisingly it’s the only potato snack in existence they didn’t acquire until very recently. We found 'hash brown balls' once or twice in the past few years. They also just started serving them at Eddie Rockets (which is an Irish Johnny Rockets). Sometimes I’ll also buy myself something severely overpriced from the American sweet shop.” —erinwilson1996
Choclate can cure many things, particularly when found in brigadeiros.
“I am from Brazil and I live in the U.S. Every time I miss my family and friends, I develop brigadeiros! It’s chocolate so it helps even more!” —lulisc
And some people really miss their hometown’s food â€” but that’s approximately the only thing they miss from domestic.
“Some grand ol' Texas BBQ. I don't miss the racism, but I conclude miss the food.” —cbentley0814
Some responses acquire been lightly edited and condensed for clarity.