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World Tourism Day: International Comfort Foods

Today is World Tourism Day and we are salivating over at Banjo HQ as we think about international comfort foods. Yummy! So, here’s a look at our favourites from around the globe:

Filipino Adobo

This scrummy dish of meat or fish is cooked in a full-flavored sauce made from a lot of things you’ll have in the cupboard. If you have chicken, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and an onion, you’re on your way to enjoying chicken adobo for dinner. Check out this 35 minute recipe here from the Philippines. 

West African Peanut Butter Soup

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Soup and peanut butter together? Sounds a bit odd but this West African dish is delicious and creamy! Chicken, okra and aubergine are cooked in the soup for a perfect balance of sweet and savoury flavours. It freezes well and is perfect for a cold, rainy day.

Greek Moussaka

We’re dreaming of Greek islands and… moussaka! Think of it as the Greek version of lasagna with vegetables taking the place of pasta sheets. This recipe involves multiple steps, but is straight-forward to make a filling family dinner in one dish! Yum.

Italian Carbonara

Creamy, cheesy and with crispy bacon bits, there is simply nothing like classic pasta carbonara. This is so quick to do but, you’ll be wishing you’d made more as it tastes so good. You can throw in lots of extra veg too, our favourites at Banjo HQ are frozen peas or sweetcorn! We think ALL the Italian pasta dishes are winners but this might just be our favourite!

Canadian Poutine

Chips and cheese. Who doesn’t love cheesy chips? Then add gravy too? You have a winner, ladies and gentlemen!! Canada is famous for its delicious poutine and you can make your own with this recipe.  

Polish Pierogi Ruskie 

These are delicious dumplings stuffed with potatoes and cheese. Check out the recipe here but you can also add caramelized onions, chopped bacon – whatever you like! 

Spanish Omelette 

Tortilla Española (or Spanish omelette) is eaten daily across Spain. Made entirely in one pan, it is a just-set layer of custardy eggs nestled in a crispy fried potato and onion base. So simple to do and can be eaten whenever you fancy! 

New Zealand Pavlova

This meringue-based dessert from New Zealand is named after the renowned ballerina Anna Pavlova. A crisp, baked meringue layer is filled with fresh fruit and whipped cream! So lovely and fresh. Check out this recipe to make your own. 

British Fish and Chips

There’s no way we can’t mention one of our all time favourite comfort foods: fish and chips. On every menu up and down Britain, it combines crispy, beer-battered fried fish and thick-cut chips for a tasty treat! Here is a recipe for you to make at home. 

We hope that you get to travel the world soon to experience these dishes. Until then, you can always make them at home and enjoy the perfect comfort foods whilst having a lovely cuddle on the sofa. 

Check out our other blogs and make sure to keep an eye on where Banjo is this World Tourism Day! 


Lots of love, Banjo HQ x

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