10+ breakfasts around the world you will want to try
It's often said by doctors that breakfast is the most important meal of the day: it needs to provide a certain amount of energy to make you through the day and give it its essential nutrients, vitamins, calcium, iron and minerals. After an overnight fasting period, you experience when you are sleeping, breakfast replenishes your body to begin a new day. Breakfast vary a lot from culture to culture and country to country: here are 50 different meals people choose for breakfast in each country and you will easily notice how different they can be depending on where you are located. Which one are you most tempted by? Most important meal of the day: 50 breakfasts around the world
English breakfasts are pretty much food royalty when it comes to getting full: they have a lot of protein and include beans, cooked mushrooms, ham, eggs, sausage, toast and the traditional English tea.
Breakfasts in Israel became very popular in hostels and hotels for tourists around the world since they could easily pass for a dinner plate: filled with a cheese variety, jam, olives, and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Usually they serve homemade apple pancakes that are not only sweet but a bit salty and tart as well. What makes them different is that they are thinner than other pancakes and they are served with a syrup called Stroop.
Is known by locals by the name Jajecznica and has scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh vegetables (can you imagine salad for breakfast?) and their famous potato pancakes on the side.
One of Spain's most famous breakfast delights is the "Pan a la catalana", which is basically a slice of bread with rubbed garlic and tomato sauce, a little olive oil and can also have cheese or ham depending on who's eating.
If you are on a gluten free diet this may not be the best option for you: the usual Moroccan breakfast consists on a plate filled with different types of bread and pancakes that are very savory.
If you think tropical island, you think of fruits and that's most of what you get in a Hawaiian breakfast: different kinds of delicious fresh fruits with a bagel and cream cheese on the side.
What looks like a crepe is really a Pannkakor, a traditional Swedish pancake made from batter (similar and lighter to pancake batter to make it flat) and is commonly served with fruits or jam.
Most regional food is attached to weather: no wonder why in Iceland they choose to start with a hot oatmeal breakfast plate with some brown sugar and nuts to have enough energy to get them through the long days and cold weather.
Is there anything more delicious than a warm croissant with a huge cup of coffee? Yes, a stuffed croissant with a huge cup of coffee as they are usually served on Portugal. Yum!
The most iconic ingredient in Australia is the one that makes this breakfast unique (otherwise it would be just coffee and toast) and that is Vegemite, a sticky spread that tey use like jam.
If there is something that every Brazilian breakfast have is variety: ham, cheese, bread and butter, jam and fruit are part of a plate that has as many colors as their country and culture.
Italy may seem simple when it comes to breakfast (if we compare it with some fuller plates) but it's not about quantity but quality: a hoy steamy cappuccino and a delicious pastry does the trick when they are that good.
Welsh have a simple yet effective breakfast that combines protein, dairy and carbs: toast with hot grilled cheese on top often served with hot tea or if preferred, a good old cup of coffee.
Demark is another counry that goes all the way in the first meal of the day: some of their plates include rye and white bread, salami, ham, oatmeal, paté, cheese and a boiled egg.
Philippines have some of the best fruit pieces available so they are all about that: mangoes are a regular, accompanied by white rice, eggs, little sausages, meats and beans, but what's always there is a piece of fresh fruit.
This may sound a little odd, but their eggs and pancakes often have raindeer's meat with them. It's quite popular there and meat is a must to keep warm in such a cold, cold weather like that.
Wursts are a must in most German meals and breakfast is not the exception: served with cheese, rye bread and a lot of delicious hot coffee may seem like a dinner plate, but it's only the beginning of their days.
The classic American breakfast is a tower of homemade buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup, berries and butter. Bacon is also a must and if you are feeling hungry, there will always be some scrambled eggs available.
Croissants are a classic in every breakfast but has some good competition in French people's plates: almonds, butter, cream and pain au chocolate (chocolate bread) are a sweet tooth's dream come true.
Potatoes roasted with fresh rosemary, tofu scramble with lentils, vegetarian sausages and toast usually made with banana and pepper. It varies from region, but this are some of the more popular choices.
A Scottish breakfast usually includes rice, oatmeal, spices, onions, and haggis. If you don't know what that is it may be a little shocking: it's the sheep's heart, lungs and liver. Sounds gross, but they swear it's delicious.
Seems more like a heavy lunch for us, but it includes sweet and spicy pork served with white rice, and some fresh fish spiced with mint. Seems like a lot when you just wake up, but apparently is a delicatessen.
Facturas are a must in every Argentinian Breakfast and they are a variety of pastries with sugar, cream or dulce de leche, a caramel sweet that makes them irresistible. They are usually served with coffee or mate.
Irish breakfasts have eggs, rye toast, white pudding, sausage, beans and even some meat and vegetables. No wonder why the Irish have a reputation of being in a good mood all the time.
A Canadian breakfast includes boiled, fried or baked dumplings stuffed with mashed potatoes, ground meat, bread, butter, cheese, sausage or fruit. And in case you are still hungry, they may add some sausages.
Beef tips, chilequiles and nachos with cheese are some of the most typical ingredients you may find in a Mexican breakfast plate, also served with beans and spicy sauce as they use in most of their meals.
If we are talking about breakfast in Russia we are talking about oladi: pancakes with pudding, fired on the outside and soft on the inside, usually served with sour cream, honey, berries or jam.
Vietnamese breakfasts often include some type of meat (usually is pork) in a porridge mix that has a similar texture to oatmeal, accompanied by beans, Chinese doughnuts and some peppery sauce.
Ceviche is the most famous dish in Peru and it works either for breakfast, luch or dinner: this marinated fresh fish dish with citrus juices and chilli peppers to add a combination of refreshing, sour and spicy.
This is another local dish that can be served any time of day: saltenas are a kind of empanada (a classic in all the Latin american region) and they are filled with meat, veggies and slightly sweetened. Delicious.
Foul Madamas is a classic and it include everything you need to start your day right: beans, chickpeas, lemon and garlic, sprayed with olive oil, cayenne pepper, a boiled egg, tahini sauce and lemongrass.
Every meal in Japan looks beautiful, no matter what it is: breakfasts usually includes tofu with some rice and fish, dipped in soy sauce that makes a very complete and savory breakfast.
Chinese breakfasts are not that different than any other dinner or lunch you may have there: sticky very seasoned chicken, vegetables and noodles are a regular when it comes to the first meal of the day.
Malaysian breakfasts can be described in one word: Mee. Mee is a hot bowl filled with different vegetables, spices to make it tasteful and eggs cooked in the same heat of the bowl.
Boiled mutton filled with flour and fat, rice and dairy is basically what you will get when you order breakfast in Mongolia, unless you go west: there they will probably offer horsemeat instead.
Deep fried pieces of dough that are served with jam and honey, beans and eggs on the side are called Fry jacks and they are a classic in every breakfast plate in Belize. So tasty and yet so simple.
Spicy meat courses are a must for Hungarians and breakfasts are not the exception: served with some white bread and vegetables like tomatoes and sliced cucumbers, coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Korea is famous for its kimchi, a bowl of clear vegetable soup with vegetables, eggs, meat and spicy sauces not only for dinner but as well for breakfast, served sometimes with some toast on the side.
Two words sum up the Korean traditional breakfast: Aloo Paratha: flatbread made in a pan, filled with ghee and stuffed with a variety of chopped vegetables that is eaten with chutney, spicy sauce or just butter.
May seem a little simple after all of this very mixed and prepared food but is not any less delicious: bread with melted cheese on top that can either be fromage fraiche, curd cheese or just ricotta cheese.
Beef mortadella, lamb sausage, hummus, Labneh, turkey, jam and butter are some of the typical ingredients you may find in a breakfast plate in Jordan, depending on which region you are staying.
Empanadas strike back: in Venezuela they are one of the most common dishes at every hour of the day and they can be filled with vegetables and beans, cheese or ground meat. They can be sprayed with fresh lime too.
Changua is a popular dish in Colombia and it's made from milk, cheese and scallions but this variety may change depending on the region they can offer different things: either way everything is delicious.
The most popular breakfast dish in Ghana is Waakye: rice cooked with beans and a mix of spices that give it a unique flavor: it's usually served in the streets in food carts and it's quite tasty.
Like most countries meals may be different depending on the region you are in, but a famous dish across Uganda is katogo, which includes green bananas mixed in a beef or vegetable stew.
Grits are a must in a Bahamian breakfast dish and they are dried corn previously mixed with boiling water to make it turn into a porridge that it can be served with shrimp, veggies and meat.
Breakfast in Costa Rica always include Gallo pinto, a mix of black beans, sour cream, salsa and a corn tortilla, with black beans too. It can also be served with some fresh avocado and fried bananas.
Mangu, mashed boiled plantains served with butter and cheese, eggs and even salami are the signature dish in Dominican republic's breakfasts. Weird but true: is served with hot chocolate instead of coffee.
A variety of cheese, olives, sun dried and the hydrated in olive oil tomatoes, cucumbers in slices, jam, spicy meat and olives are some of the mini dishes served for breakfast here. Not bad, right?