“The best part of waking up is…chili in your cup? It is in Indonesia, which suggests that breakfast flavors around the world are as varied as the cultures that produce them.” – George W. Stone, writer for National geographic
As many of us know, enjoying local cuisine is one of the best ways to experience different cultures when traveling. Everyone, everywhere eats breakfast. So lets explore some of the worlds ‘first bites’ on a global breakfast sampler:
This is a warm combination that consists of toast, bacon, poached or fried eggs (it is preferred to have a runny yolk in order to be scooped with the crispy bread), grilled tomatoes, sausages, fried mushrooms, a slice or two of black pudding and a generous serving of baked beans.
Full Madames is made from fava beans, chickpeas, garlic and lemon. This particular dish is garnished with olive oil, cayenne, tahini sauce, a hard boiled egg, and some diced green veggies.
A refreshingly light meal– Crisp bread served with light cream cheese or hummus, cucumbers and sprouts. Often eggs are included for an additional protein.
Saltenas are a bit like empanadas and are usually filled with meat and vegetables, and slightly sweetened with sugar.
Pork porridge includes bits of doughnut, beansprouts, pork intestine stuffed with peppery pork mince, sliced pork heart, stomach slivers and blood pudding.
Peruvian tamales consist of corn dough (seasoned with Peruvian chilies) with chunks of chicken or pork wrapped in banana leaves.
Breakfast in Korea can look like lunch or dinner with a small plate of kimchi, a bowl of rice and a bowl of clear vegetable soup.
A North American favorite, pancakes and bacon. And don’t forget the maple syrup on top!
A light but sweet Spanish breakfast- churros (fried dough dusted with cinnamon sugar) dunked in hot chocolate or coffee.
The simple yet popular Australian breakfast of toast and Vegemite spread.
Traditional Kifli (fruit or nut stuffed rolls) is a favorite breakfast dish.
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