29 Of The Most Satisfying Foods From Around The World

PUBLISHED:Jul 11, 2015 | UPDATED:08:54 AM, Jul 28, 2015

1. Chakcouka from Algeria and elsewhere

“I love to eat some chakchouka with hot bread we just bought to the bakery.” - Assma Maad


2. Curry Prawns from Indonesia and Malaysia

3. Stuffed Grape Leaves from Egypt, Lebanon, and elsewhere

“My grandmother’s stuffed grape leaves. Life.” - yarab2

4. Vegetable Samosas from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

“It isn’t Ramadan without samosas.” - jamilahg

5. Meat Sambusas from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Yemen

“Iftar is not complete without some meat sambusas.” - Hafsa Ahmed

6. Adas from Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, and elsewhere

“Always begin your Iftar with water! Your body is dehydrated and needs to be replenished! After filling up with water, I like to fill up on soup. By starting off light your body won’t be in shock from being filled up so quickly and you won’t have that lazy, tired feeling.” - yasmeenrashed

7. Fresh, cold fruit juice from pretty much everywhere

“After breaking my fast with the usual dates and water, the best is reaaaalllyyy cold fresh fruit juice made from mangoes, oranges, strawberries, apples and kiwi (yummers).” - Hafsa Ahmed

8. Navy Bean Pie from the United States

“Growing up in Michigan, my favorite iftar was when former Nation of Islam members would cater and serve the community this sweet, textured navy bean pie.” - Ahmed Ali Akbar

9. Jollof Rice and Chicken from Nigeria and elsewhere

“There’s nothing like jerk chicken, rice and peas with PLANTAINS for Iftar. ALSO, jollof rice, yes please.” - Ikhlas Saleem

10. Arroz Caldo from the Phillipines

“The contents of my typical iftar meal are a glass of unlimited drinking water, Arroz Caldo, hard boiled eggs , fried dried anchovies, and toast. Best enjoyed with family” - fil3

11. Kolak Pisang from Indonesia

“Here in Indonesia, we have “kolak pisang”, which contains palm sugar, coconut milk and banana.” - accionasipadang

12. Vegetable Pakoras from South Asia

“Drankin’ rooh afzah and pakoras! And samosas (especially cheeesssee) and sandwiches of any kind.” - Laman Zubair

13. Harees from the United Arab Emirates

“One of my favorite Iftar dishes in the UAE is an Emirate dish called Harees. This is a dish that consists of wheat, barley and some meat (either chicken, beef or lamb/mutton) that is cooked together until it melts together in a pot on a special oven. It’s the perfect dish that only comes once a year during the Holy Month Of Ramadan.” - Retrotrut Ahmed

14. Chicken and Rice Soup from Morocco

“Any kind of soup, chicken soup, noodle soup, veggie soup. If it’s hot and in a bowl, that’s it for me.” - Huda

15. Koofteh from Iran and elsewhere

“No other month brings you closer to your culture than Ramadan and being able to make your favorite home made foods with your mother. It really is a treat.” - maggiem428f32a00

16. Rooh Afza from Pakistan

“Yaar, Rooh Afzah, pakoras, and spring rolls. That’s an iftar. You can always switch it up with Pakola, but Rooh Afzah is the shizznit.” - Huma N. Awan

17. Beef Rendang from Southeast Asia

“You should experience one Ramadan in Indonesia. Every Ramadan, street vendors roam the city streets two hours before Iftar and you need to stay focused because SO. MANY. FOODS. For the main course usually we do home cookings, like beef rendang. Now I’m starving.” - accionasipadang

18. Haleem from Pakistan

19. Dahi Balay from India

20. Bourek from Turkey, Algeria, and elsewhere

“After the iftar (I traditionally drink some milk with dates and some croissants) I eat traditional bourek before the big meal. The most satisfying bourek is the one with meat, chopped potatoes and cheese. The bourek with eggs, tuna, onions is pretty yummy too.” - Assma Maad

21. Shami Kababs from Pakistan

“This year, I’m just saying NO to the fried stuffs. Lentils, rice and kababs!” - maryams4f1319cbd

22. Künefe from Turkey and elsewhere

23. And of course there’s staples that are eaten worldwide, like Watermelon

“When it’s time to break fast and everyone is filling their plates with different foods, I fill my bowl with only watermelon. It sucks because I get full really fast but it tastes so good!” - tiger4164

24. Chicken Wraps

“Can’t go wrong with chicken wraps. Or stir-fried chicken. Or a chicken pot pie. Or some homemade fried chicken. Or chicken wings. I’m sensing a theme here. Chicken chicken chicken. Gotta love chicken.” - Abubakar Ahmad

25. Coconuts

“Coconuts. Drink the water, scrape every bit of the flesh, just perfect.” - winaaestheticai

26. Iced Coconut Water (make it into popsicles!)

“It refreshes your body and tastes really good.” - Nenda Inasa Fadhilah

27. And the classics: dates…

“Dates. Never forget the dates.” - Huma N. Awan

28. …an ice cold glass of water…

“I don’t really have a favorite meal, but nothing beats an ice cold glass of water to break your fast.” - ahmedfa

29. …and your mum’s cooking.

“Nuff said.” - Safina

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ahmedaliakbar/the-most-satisfying-iftar-foods-from-around-the-world?bffbfood&utm_term=4ldqphi#.roWbwvEdvV

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