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:
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!
Dim Sum, which consists of many small plates of various dishes (dumplings, etc.), can be a traditional Chinese breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Columbia is known for their Changua! It’s a Columbian breakfast that consists of an egg poached in milk and water!
“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!
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.
Croissants, pastries, fresh breads, butter and marmalade…those are the key ingredients to a sweet French breakfast!
In Germany it’s common to start you day with a serving of sliced meats, cheeses, fresh baked bread and a hearty sausage link!
“Idli” is an Indian breakfast cake made with black lentils, rice, and is topped with sambar and chutney! A very common breakfast in India.
A traditional Iranian Breakfast consists of Naan bread with a jam or butter spread! Simple, but effective.
Israel is know for their shakshuka breakfast! It consists of eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce and is served with pita bread!
Italians keep it simple…cappuccino, croissant, DONE.
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).
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.
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!
So many places to visit and so many breakfasts to try!