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Chicken soup is a common classic comfort food that is found across various cultures, and is widely regarded as a folk remedy for the common cold and flu.

Comfort food is traditionally eaten food (which often provides a nostalgic or sentimental feeling to the person eating it),[1] or simply provides the consumer a familiar meal, soft in consistency, and rich in calories, nutrients, or both.[2] The nostalgic element most comfort food has, may be specific to either the individual or a specific culture.[3] Many comfort foods are flavorful; some may also be easily prepared.

Comfort foods by country

Australia and New Zealand

Australian comfort foods include the following foods:[4][5]


Bangers and mash is a British comfort food.[7]

British comfort foods include the following foods:[8][9][10]


Bubur ayam (chicken congee) is an Indonesian comfort food.

Some popular Indonesian foods are considered to be comfort food, usually served hot or warm, and soupy or with a soft texture. Some Indonesian comfort foods are traditional Indonesian food and some are derived from Chinese influences. For some Indonesians, especially those who are abroad, comfort food might also be a certain brand or type of Indonesian instant noodle, such as Indomie Mi goreng.[11] Indonesian comfort foods include:



Polish comfort food include the following foods:

Russia and Ukraine

Russian and Ukrainian comfort foods include the following foods:

United States and Canada

Macaroni and cheese is an American comfort food.[19]
Fried chicken is another American comfort food.[19]

North American comfort foods include baked beans, apple pie, clam chowder, chicken noodle soup, casseroles, and other warm, inviting, and familiar foods.[20]

Following a reader's opinion poll by, the following foods were listed as the most common comfort foods by American respondents:[19]

Other comfort foods, as reported by CNN, include:[21]

One recent development, as chefs have explored the roots of American cuisine and tried to define it as a unique style, is the advent of fine dining comfort food restaurants that feature more careful cooking and presentation, higher quality, and fresh organic ingredients, along with consequently higher prices.[22]


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