What do you usually have for breakfast? Interestingly, the most important meal of the day looks different in every country. Learn what breakfasts look like in different countries.
A popular hearty meal is an American breakfast. It is a great way to start your day. It typically has about two sunny side up eggs, bacon slices or sausages, toast, and hash browns. This hearty meal goes deliciously well with coffee, milk, or orange juice.
Some substitute toast with pancakes and maple syrup. In a hurry? Another popular morning meal is milk and cereal, which is ideal for people on the go.
A traditional Japanese breakfast has steamed rice, miso soup, grilled fish, nori seaweed, and natto, which is soybeans. The Japanese like their breakfast savory, salty, and umami. This might seem unusual to some if they are used to having savory meals for dinner instead.
In Iran, breakfast looks like a feast for a king. It includes naan bread, butter, white cheese or feta cheese, and yogurt. A variety of flatbreads also go well with jams. Iranians typically prefer sour flavors.
Fresh fruits and walnuts can be included. Some add fried eggs with fresh cucumber and tomatoes.
Ca phe sua da or the Vietnamese coffee is always a great way to start your day. It’s truly delicious and usually has low caffeine. It has condensed milk added and can be served hot or cold.
As for the food, the most popular one is bahn mi, which is the Vietnamese sandwich. Its lightly toasted bread is filled with meat such as chicken, pork or beef, and fresh vegetables.
A full English breakfast looks a little similar to the American one. It traditionally includes sunny side up eggs, back bacon, sausages, baked beans, mushrooms, and cooked tomato slices.
This meal is also called a “fry-up” because almost everything is prepared through frying. The traditional drink is hot tea. Other alternatives are juice and coffee.
A traditional Filipino breakfast starts with pan de sal, which is a small bread roll or fried rice with garlic. These are paired with fried eggs, white Filipino cheese, and meat such as tapa (beef) or longganisa (pork).
Hot coffee is the most popular drink. The small bread roll is usually dipped in and paired with coffee.
France is well-known for its pastries, so it’s no surprise that the standard meal consists of pastries or bread and butter. One of the staples is a delicious croissant.
Typically, French morning meals are on the sweeter side and paired with hot chocolate. Some tourists who are used to heavier meals find this unusual and are more used to sweets as dessert or snacks.
In Israel, shakshuka is referred to as “Breakfast of the Champions”. It is a unique dish made of eggs poached or baked in tomato sauce, added with spices, spinach, and chili. This spicy dish goes well with pita or naan bread dipped in the flavorful sauce.
Shakshuka goes well with wine but since you’re having it for breakfast, you can pair it with hot chai tea.
It’s hard to skip breakfast when you have delicious unique cuisines to choose from. Which one have you tried? (See Related: 11 Weird Fruits That You Won’t Believe Exist)