The March 2012 issue of Bon Appetit had a section of recipes of modern takes on comfort food. Meatloaf is one of the classic American comfort foods, and this recipe updates it with a Vietnamese bahn mi-like flavor profile. There is a hoisin glaze made with hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, and garlic. The meatloaf is made from ground beef, ground pork, bread, eggs, ginger, garlic, scallions, celery, bacon, five-spice powder, and some of the hoisin glaze. The meatloaf is baked for one and a half hours, then slices are crisped in a frying pan, served on toast, and topped with a carrot and daikon pickle salad with cilantro. There is a substantial amount of prep work, and the whole recipe takes about three hours. The results are very tasty and definitely earn the title of comfort food. Makes for great leftovers as well.
Link to recipe here.