Kugel, or sweet noodle casserole (Jewish)

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Salsa di noci, or walnut sauce for pasta (Italy)

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Laghman, or noodles with vegetables and spices (Uyghur)

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Spaghetti silsie, or spicy fragrant tomato pasta sauce (Eritrea)

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Panthay noodles, or curried “chicken” with noodles and veggies (Burma)

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Porotos con rienda, or bean and pumpkin soup (Chile)

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Krautfleckerl, or noodles and cabbage (Austria)

Tweet Yes, I’m cooking cabbage again. And all you cabbage haters should really try out this recipe. The cabbage is fried for so long that it resembles caramelized onion more than boiled cabbage. Austrian cuisine has got heavy influences from e.g. Hungary and Germany and this recipe is sometimes known as “Austrian cabbage and noodles”. […]