Breakfast, Food for Thought

Breakfasts Around The World

December 23, 2015

In honor of #BreakfastWeek I thought it would be really interesting to see what types of traditional breakfasts people eat around the world! Some things I found more surprising than others, but mostly this research just made me one hungry guy! Here’s a few dishes you can expect to see if you visit these places:



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Ham, cheeses, and breads make the base of a traditional Brazilian breakfast. All you need is side of Brazilian brewed coffee and you are good to go!



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Dim Sum, which consists of many small plates of various dishes (dumplings, etc.), can be a traditional Chinese breakfast, lunch, or dinner!



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Columbia is known for their Changua!  It’s a Columbian breakfast that consists of an egg poached in milk and water! 



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“Foul Madamas” is a mixture of fava beans, chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and diced veggies. Top that with some fresh spices and a couple of hardboiled eggs and you have a traditional Egyption breakfast!



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An “English Breakfast” is very similar and was quite the influence on the American breakfast.  Made up of eggs, bacon and sausages, fresh produce, baked beans, and a hot cup of english tea.



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Croissants, pastries, fresh breads, butter and marmalade…those are the key ingredients to a sweet French breakfast!



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In Germany it’s common to start you day with a serving of sliced meats, cheeses, fresh baked bread and a hearty sausage link!



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“Idli” is an Indian breakfast cake made with black lentils, rice, and is topped with sambar and chutney! A very common breakfast in India.



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A traditional Iranian Breakfast consists of Naan bread with a jam or butter spread! Simple, but effective.



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Israel is know for their shakshuka breakfast! It consists of eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce and is served with pita bread! 



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Italians keep it simple…cappuccino, croissant, DONE.



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A traditional Japanese breakfast starts with a bowl of miso soup, followed by steamed white rice and various other side dishes. Common sides are grilled fish, japanese pickles, nori (dried seaweed), and natto (made from fermented soybeans).



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The Korean egg roll is commonly eaten for breakfast in Korea. It’s simply a different take on the omelette we all know and love—rolled and sliced like a wrap.



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Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast and it is DELICIOUS! Think morning nachos…tortilla chips, topped with a spicy red sauce, cotija cheese, avocado and a fried egg. So dang good!

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And the cornerstone of the American Breakfast is…EGGS, BACON, & POTATOES! Throw in a stack of warm Blueberry Pancakes drizzled in maple syrup and you’ve got a traditional American breakfast.

 So many places to visit and so many breakfasts to try!

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  • Josh December 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Looks good! Are you going to do videos for each breakfast?

  • Maria Victoria December 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    hi Byron,

    The country is Colombia….

    Thought you would like to be corrected

  • Tara December 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

    i decided to make one of your creations!! i would love for you to see it!

  • Soylu korkmaz January 31, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Hi byron. I from turkey. This web page turkish breakfast

  • Cassie February 3, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I love having eggs for breakfast! The shakshuka and the Mexican cheese and egg dish look SO delicious! Pinned these!