No matter what country you live in or what you love the most about the food, a morning meal remains one of the best ways to start the day before undertaking any work. Today, we will talk about what breakfasts look like worldwide, from sweet treats on the streets to elaborate delicacies.
A full English breakfast traditionally served in the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland consists of bacon, fried poached or scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, sausages, and fried bread or hash browns. A beverage such as coffee or British milk tea is also an integral part of English breakfast. Nearly everything is fried in this meal; that's what it's commonly called a fry up.
Australian breakfast relatively differs from what we have in the US. It mainly features toasted white bread with a traditional Australian spread known as Vegemite. This is a dark brown spread made from yeast extract and various vegetables and spice additives. Australians also love muesli with yogurt, bacon, and egg rolls, often topped with cheese and sometimes with barbecue sauce.
A typical French breakfast consists of a coffee cup (often café au lait (coffee with hot milk) or hot chocolate), sometimes accompanied by a glass of orange or grapefruit juice. The main course consists of sweets such as Tartines slices of French baguette spread with butter, jam, or chocolate paste and sometimes dunked in the hot drinks. Pastries such as Croissants, Eclairs, and Macaroons are also an essential part of French breakfast.
There is no standard Indian breakfast menu, as almost every region in India has different specialties. However, one can broadly classify breakfast varieties of India into two types Northern and Southern. The Eastern and Western parts of India also have individual breakfast items unique to their culture. A typical South Indian breakfast consists of Idli, Vada, or Dosa couples with Chutney and Sambar.
The standard Japanese breakfast usually consists of steamed rice, a bowl of Miso soup, and Japanese-style pickles like Takuan or Mabush. This fare is based on "Ichiju-Sansai'' philosophy, where three side dishes are served during one meal. The Japanese breakfast menu may also include a raw egg, and nori, often served with grilled fish or as a dessert with Japanese green tea.
The traditional breakfast in Italy is made up of latte coffee, hot chocolate, or cappuccino accompanied by bread or jam-filled buns. However, dishes such as fruit salad, muesli, and cereal are becoming increasingly popular. Some salty choices are also available, such as salami and sliced cheese. Don't forget those mouthwatering pizzas on top!
Like any other European country, open-face sandwiches are a must. In addition to that, soured milk (filmjölk), crispy bread, and porridge with caviar have all been a part of the Swedish breakfast fare for centuries. Scandinavians prefer buffet-style serving (known as Smörgåsbord) for breakfast when multiple dishes are served at the same time.
As China is made up of many distinct provinces, each with its own unique cuisines, breakfast can vary significantly from region to region. Their first meal often includes dumplings, porridge or soup containing meat, meat-filled buns, and other not-so-light meals.
Chinese people also use soybean milk, tofu pudding, and rice noodles as a part of traditional breakfast fare. These are one of the most popular dishes you can find on the streets every morning.
Traditionally, Russian breakfast is concentrated on sweet goodness and porridge with buckwheat (known as Kasha) or oats. Breakfast foods also include Syrniki, a sort of pancake made of cottage cheese that is usually eaten separately with honey. Typically, Russian fast breakfast features traditional sandwiches with sausage (kolbasa) and goat cheese. Unlike American sandwiches, the Russian sandwich fare is quite lighter, as it usually consists of dairy products such as cheese, cottage cheese (tvorog), and sour cream.
A traditional Mexican breakfast consists of eggs prepared in different ways, like Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Mexican Style, egg with chorizo accompanied by beans and chili tortillas. Don't miss some of the most popular dishes in Latin American cuisine, such as burritos, enchiladas, and tacos, which are also good options for a morning meal.
Breakfast in the US and Canada often consists of some combination of hot or cold cereals, eggs, meat, and dough-made sweeties such as pancakes or waffles. Coffee is also a common breakfast beverage among Americans. American breakfast is traditionally characterized by American Style Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Bacon along with toast made with hearty bread stuffed with jam or butter.
In central Spain, there is a special breakfast known as hot chocolate churros. Hot chocolate with Spanish-style fritters that are extruded sticks of star-shaped dough covered in sugar. The usual breakfast menu is the same as in the rest of Spain: coffee with milk, eggs, orange juice, biscuits or toast with butter and jam.