You know what comfort food is just by looking at it. It's the warm, carby deliciousness that gets us through bad days, homesickness and the flu. Every country has its own version of the stuff, so if you ever find yourself looking for something perfect on a rainy day but feel tired of the usual mac and cheese, why not try one of these international favorites? 1.\u00a0Tater Tot Nachos Food Republic Because tater tots > tortilla chips any day. And they're a perfect excuse to eat nachos for breakfast. Find a recipe for loaded tater tot nachos\u00a0here. 2.\u00a0Laksa Pinterest It's a spicy noodle soup recipe popular in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine often made with coconut milk and curry broth. Find a recipe for tofu and red curry coconut laksa\u00a0here. 3.\u00a0Chili and Cinnamon Rolls BigOven You may have doubts about this unlikely flavor combo, but it totally works. Find a recipe for slow cooker chili\u00a0here\u00a0and homemade cinnamon rolls\u00a0here. 4.\u00a0Chicken and Dumplings Soup BBC Good Food Nothing says comfort food like this southern recipe made with tender chicken, creamy sauce, and biscuit dumplings. Find a recipe for Crock Pot chicken and dumplings\u00a0here. 5.\u00a0Macaroni Bechamel Houseandhome "It's an Egyptian classic, which is basically pasta with meaty red sauce and a fantastic layer of white sauce and cheese." Find a recipe for vegan macaroni bechamel\u00a0here. 6.\u00a0Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Target "Butter the outside of the bread and grill it like you would a grilled cheese. The peanut butter gets all warm and gooey and it's like a little piece of heaven," Find a recipe for fried peanut butter and jelly\u00a0here. 7.\u00a0Polish Cabbage and Noodles Food Network "This dish is called halushki. It's basically noodles and cabbage cooked in a skillet with a ton of butter." Find a recipe for Polish halushki\u00a0here. 8.\u00a0Butternut Squash Risotto Allrecipes Instead of constantly stirring arborio rice on the stove top, you can bake creamy, rich risotto in the oven for an easy weeknight meal. Find a recipe for oven-baked butternut squash risotto\u00a0here. 9.\u00a0Creamy Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese Melanie Cooks Why settle for one when you could have both? Plus, calling for just a few basic ingredients, it's the perfect comforting dish to make on a budget. Find a recipe for grilled cheese sandwiches and rustic tomato soup\u00a0here. 10.\u00a0Cincinnati Chili Taste of Home "Spaghetti smothered in chili and topped with a mountain of shredded cheese and hot sauce. It's called a three-way and it warms the soul." Find a recipe for Cincinnati chili\u00a0here. 11.\u00a0Fried Chicken and Waffles Chowhound The best part about this sweet and savory southern classic is you can make them for breakfast or dinner \u2014 and it's always socially acceptable. Find a recipe for quick fried chicken and waffles\u00a0here. 12.\u00a0Okonomiyaki Melanie Cooks Okonomiyaki is Japanese fried cabbage pancakes. The name translates to "how you like it" because you can mix in any of your favorite ingredients, from shrimp and scallions to fried egg and pork belly. Find a recipe for okonomiyaki\u00a0here. 13.\u00a0Cassoulet Food & Wine Cassoulet gets its name from the round pot in which it's traditionally cooked in Languedoc and the south of France. It's typically made with meat like duck confit, pork or lamb, white beans, and pork skin, all slow-cooked until super tender. Find a recipe for classic cassoulet\u00a0here. 14.\u00a0Pastina with Egg and Cheese Pinterest "It's so easy and delicious. I boil pastina (little star pasta) and once the pasta is al dente, I crack an egg into the pot. I stir the egg until incorporated then add some Parmesan cheese and a squeeze of lemon juice." Find a recipe for pastina and eggs\u00a0here. 15.\u00a0Matzo Ball Soup Tablespoon.com Go to any Jewish household for the holidays and you'll find matzo ball soup on the table. Everyone has a slightly different variation of this traditional Eastern European soup that's been passed down by generations. Find a recipe for matzo ball soup\u00a0here. 16.\u00a0Aligot (Cheesy Potatoes) The Kitchn Sort of like fondue, this French dish is basically mashed potatoes blended with cheese, butter, and cream. Find a recipe for cheesy whipped potatoes\u00a0here. 17.\u00a0Bunny Chow Budget Bytes This South African street food is essentially a bread bowl filled with Durban-style curries like mutton or chicken. Find a recipe for bunny chow with lamb curry\u00a0here. 18.\u00a0Sweet Potato Enchiladas Budget Bytes What can be better than mini burritos that get smothered in cheese and chili sauce then baked to golden brown perfection? You can fill the flour tortillas with just about anything, but a mixture of sweet potato, black beans, and poblano peppers makes for a hearty, meatless meal. Find a recipe for sweet potato enchiladas\u00a0here. 19.\u00a0Pizza Pot Pie Food Network Cheesy, doughy personal deep dish pizzas? Sign me up. Find a recipe for pizza pot pie\u00a0here. 20.\u00a0Pho Inspired Taste This Vietnamese soup is made with rice noodles, beef or chicken, and a handful of spices and aromatics like onion, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and coriander. Find a recipe for beef pho\u00a0here. 21.\u00a0Poutine Taste "You make this Canadian specialty with thick cut fries, brown gravy, crispy bacon and cheddar cheese. It's SO good." Find a recipe for Canadian poutine\u00a0here. 22.\u00a0Congee Serious Eats This rice porridge is eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in many Asian households from China and Laos, to Sri Lanka and Thailand. Many recipes call for additions like meat, vegetables, eggs, and condiments. Find a recipe for Instant Pot congee\u00a0here. 23.\u00a0Lebanese Eggplant Boats Maureen Abood "It's broiled eggplant filled with spiced ground beef or lamb, pine nuts and topped with a tomato sauce." Find a recipe for spiced eggplant stuffed with beef and bulgur\u00a0here. 24.\u00a0Grilled Cheese on Garlic Bread BlogChef.net Let's be honest. Why would you settle for any other type of bread? Find a recipe for garlic bread grilled cheese\u00a0here. 25.\u00a0Kale, White Bean, and Chorizo Soup Food Network Make a big batch of this hearty soup at the beginning of winter and freeze it in individual portions for the perfect lazy night meal. Find a recipe for chorizo, white bean, and kale soup\u00a0here. 26.\u00a0Soto Ayam Pimentious This Indonesian take on chicken soup gets its flavor from lemongrass, ginger, turmeric, peanut oil, and chili paste. Find a recipe for Indonesian chicken soup\u00a0here. 27.\u00a0Stuffed Bell Peppers Genius Kitchen "The filling is so delicious. You can use ground beef, turkey, or really any meat with rice, tomatoes, and cheese." Find a recipe for sloppy Joe stuffed bell peppers\u00a0here. 28.\u00a0Fried Rice with Crispy Egg Bon Appetit This delicious meal is perfect for people cooking on a budget. You can liven up basic rice with just about anything from saut\u00e9ed shrimp or bacon bits, to mixed veggies and a fried egg. Find a recipe for rice bowl with fried egg and avocado\u00a0here. 29.\u00a0Flamin' Hot Cheetos Fried Chicken Closkitchen Sometimes, you crave something really out there. That's where this fried chicken comes in, with a crispy breading made of none other than crushed Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Find a recipe for Flamin' Hot Cheetos fried chicken\u00a0here. 30.\u00a0Upgraded Instant Ramen Pinterest Anyone can heat up a package of instant ramen for dinner. But when you dress it up with anything from garlic and curry powder to a fried egg and Sriracha, it's totally next level. Find a recipe for 20-minute Sriracha shrimp ramen\u00a0here. 31.\u00a0Hashbrown Casserole Tablespoon.com Want to achieve pure breakfast bliss? Start with frozen shredded hash browns then add sour cream, cream of chicken soup, melted butter, and lots of cheese. Find a recipe for copycat Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole\u00a0here. 32.\u00a0Pupusas Genius Kitchen This Salvadoran dish is made of masa cakes (sort of like super thick tortillas) stuffed with a savory filling of beans, cheese, or meat, then topped with cabbage relish and salsa. Find a recipe for cheese pupusas\u00a0here. Credits:\u00a0buzzfeed.com why not try one of these international favorites? Let us know in comments!