Taste in Translation: The World's Most Popular Dishes
#1 Comfort Food in the USA: Mac & Cheese
Get the Recipe: Brunch Mac and Cheese
#1 Comfort Food in Sweden: Frestelse
Get the Recipe: Jansson's Frestelse
#1 Comfort Food in China: Rice Porridge
Get the Recipe: Westlake Rice Porridge
#1 Comfort Food in Senegal: Mafe
Get the Recipe: West African's Finest Mafe
#1 Birthday Food in Honduras: Arroz con Pollo
Get the Recipe: Arroz con Pollo
#1 Birthday Food in Brazil: Brigadeiros
Get the Recipe: Traditional and Pink Brigadeiros
#1 Birthday Food in China: Long Life Noodles
There is a popular legend in China that if you eat long noodles, you'll live a long life. Each noodle can be about 3 or 4 feet long.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Cumin Lamb "Long Life" Noodles
#1 Lunch on the Go in the USA: Turkey Club
The first sandwich was named for John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. He was more interested in playing cards than eating, so he tucked some meat between some bread for a no-fuss snack. The popularity grew from there to become one of the world's favorite foods.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Confit Club Sandwich
#1 Lunch on the Go in India: Chicken Tikka Mahkni
Also known as butter chicken, the dish is made with a marinade of yogurt, garlic, ginger and garam masala (a spice mix).
Get the Recipe: Chicken Tikka Mahkni
#1 Lunch on the Go in Vietnam: Banh Mi
The banh mi sandwich usually consists of a baguette stuffed with pork, pickled daikon, carrots and cilantro. This version put the classic filling in a taco.
Get the Recipe: Banh Mi Tacos
#1 Date Night Food in Jamaica: Curried Conch
Conch is known as an aphrodisiac in Jamaica. This dish also includes Irish moss, a form of red algae in the Atlantic Ocean, which is also believed to improve virility.
Get the Recipe: Curry Conch with Irish Moss
#1 Date Night Food in Thailand: Pad Thai?
You may think pad thai is the most popular date night food in Thailand, but actually first dates there usually revolve around a hot pot. A group of friends and family sit around a pot of boiling broth and cook the food together at the table. Pad thai is pretty great, too.
Get the Recipe: Green Papaya Pad Thai