The very important first meal of the day, breakfast keeps us healthy and razor-sharp. But breakfasts differ vastly throughout the world!
In Europe – Spain, France, and Italy – breakfast is usually simply a piece of bread or pastry and strong coffee. On the other hand, in Korea, breakfast is a sweeping event which crowds the buffet table as much as dinner does.
Imagine the delight, next time you have a guest from these countries, if you are able to serve them a breakfast of their choice.
Below, we have a look at some classic breakfast choices from across the world:
Traditional breakfasts differ by region, however, the mixture of deep-fried dough sticks (or “you tiao”) and warm soy porridge is beloved by hundreds of thousands. Dim Sum and hot soups also feature on their tables.
Australians love Vegemite and will have it every day for breakfast. In addition, they eat a great deal of fruit and sometimes enjoy a full British breakfast.
Strong espresso and dairy are enjoyed with a serving of ham, parmesan, mozzarella, and slices of bread. Feijoada, a solid soup made of black beans and various meats, is also dished up each day.
Breakfast in Colombia includes arepa, a thick, slightly sugary corn cake that’s offered simply with butter or topped with eggs, meats, or jam.
The normal breakfast tostada (grilled, buttered bread) is dished up alongside or dunked into cafe con leche (milky coffee)
The fortifying British breakfast includes eggs, sausage, bacon, baked beans, mushrooms, and grilled tomato.
A typical French breakfast is an espresso and either baguette or croissant. Like Cubans, the French often dunk their buttered bread into their coffee.
Germans dig into a variety of breads, preserved meat, local cheeses, butter, and jam.
Breakfasts in India differ by region, but often you will discover a tray such as this one, packed with chutneys, dips, and pieces of bread like dosa, roti, or idli.
Many Italians commence their day with a cappuccino and brioche slathered with jam or filled with chocolate.
The first meal of the day is hearty, with food like chilaquiles, tortilla chips mixed into scrambled eggs and pepper sauce and known to be an awesome remedy for a hangover! Huevos rancheros is also a popular option. Special rolls and espresso are lighter breakfast options.
Traditional breakfasts include miso soup, steamed white grain, pickled fruit and vegetables, and proteins such as seafood and Japanese omelette (or “tamagoyaki”).
Griddle cakes are huge in Russia. There’s cheese-stuffed syrniki, crepe-like blini made out of kefir, and fluffy oladyi, a type of crumpet.
A normal breakfast includes bread, parmesan cheese, mozzarella, butter, olives, eggs, tomato vegetables, cucumbers, jam, honey, and kaymak (similar to clotted cream). Additionally, it may include sucuk, a spicy Turkish sausage, and Turkish tea.
Skillet con Tomate, or toasted bread with grated tomato, is a favourite savoury breakfast dish in Spain. For a delicacy, many restaurants sell churros, which are deep-fried choux pastries.
A Korean breakfast is strikingly similar to a Korean supper.
There’s grain, soup, the ever-present kimchi (salted & fermented vegetables), some form of fish or meat, and other leftovers from the previous night’s dinner.
Ackee, a delicious but poisonous fruit that must be ripe, boiled and then pan-fried to resemble scrambled eggs, is a popular Jamaican breakfast food. It could be accompanied by deep-fried plantains, salted seafood, and fruit.
An everyday breakfast at home is usually an open sandwich with seafood or cold slices, parmesan, mozzarella, mayonnaise, vegetables like cucumber and tomato.
Breakfast foods vary greatly from location to location, but eggs, potatoes, and bacon or sausage is the normal trinity. Of course don’t forget about their famous flapjacks!
Hope you enjoyed your Breakfast Trip around the world!