Every morning, people around the world sit down and eat the most important meal of the day: breakfast. However, breakfast meals differ greatly around the world. Americans love eating eggs for breakfast, but that would be unfathomable in some parts of Europe. Isn’t it interesting how different our tastes are? Let’s have a look at breakfast foods of the world.
In the USA and Canada, the typical breakfast is comprised of eggs cooked to your preference, meat (usually bacon or sausage), toast, potatoes, and a bit of fruit on the side. Other popular choices include pancakes, oatmeal, and yogurt. It’s a filling meal meant to include lots of protein.
Different South American countries have different preferred breakfast foods, but they’re all flavorful and nutritious. Some of the most popular dishes are arepas (corn cakes filled with savory fillings like cheese and pork), calentado (arepas with beans, rice, eggs, and meat), and medialunas (crescent rolls).
Europe also has varying breakfast preferences across the continent, from sweet to sour to savory. The French like fresh pastries and coffee, the Dutch eat bread with hagelslag (sweet sprinkles), and the Swedes love open-faced savory sandwiches. Breakfast dishes differ just as much as the wide variety of cultures and languages in Europe, but they all have their own unique charm.
Each African country has its favorite breakfast dish, but many of them have foods in common, like breads and porridges. People in Africa start their day with meals like chai and mandazi (sweet doughnut-like buns), akara (deep-fried spiced beans), and sweet pudding. These all seem so delicious, we can’t decide which one we like best!
At Middle Eastern breakfast table, not only do you wake up, so do your tastebuds! Savory, delectable dishes like shakshouka (poached eggs in tomato chili sauce), ful medames (dried fava beans), and bread with zaatar (a powerful spice mixture) ensure that you’re nurtured and ready to tackle the day ahead of you.
It’s impossible to pinpoint one Asian breakfast food as there are so many beloved morning foods to choose from. China, Thailand, and Indonesia prefer congee (rice porridge). India likes hot breads, such as paratha and dosa. Japan loves rice, miso soup, and natto (fermented soybeans). The list goes on and on!
Breakfast in Australia is similar to North American breakfasts, but it’s totally different in Polynesia. Popular breakfast meals include firi firi (coconut milk donuts), raw fish, and fresh fruit. In other words, they prefer foods that are both influenced by their ties to France, but also by which ingredients are readily available on the islands. Yum!
What do you eat for breakfast? Let us know!
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