Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what a person has for breakfast can vary greatly depending on what part of the world they are coming from. I, for one, am in the camp of eating anything for breakfast – eggs, bacon, cold pizza, grilled cheese, leftover pasta, anything!
Typically, an American breakfast consists of eggs, bacon or sausage, toast or pancakes, hash browns, and a cup of coffee. Or for a lighter fare, some yogurt with fruit and granola. This all sounds tasty but I’m on the hunt for a more adventurous morning meal, which is why I’ve compiled a list of seven delightful breakfasts from around the globe:
Typical Malaysian Breakfast
Roti Canai is a flatbread that is left chewy in the center but crispy around the edges can be stuffed with egg, chicken, jam or banana. The roti canai featured in the image above is served with curries and sambal. I crave savory foods (rather than sweet) so this breakfast suits me quite well.
Typical Peruvian Breakfast
In Peru, a typical breakfast may consist of triangular-shaped rolls, roasted wheat kernels, mote (boiled dried corn), and tea or coffee. The pictured roll looks quite tasty, don’t you think?
Typical Australian Breakfast
A typical Australian breakfast consists of fruit, eggs, and toast with Vegemite – a dark brown salty food paste made from various vegetables and spices. I know vegemite has gotten a bad rap of being rather bizarre outside of Australia, but I would still be curious to try it!
Typical Thai Breakfast
Jok is a thick rice porridge usually enriched with pork, chicken, or shrimp and is typically eaten for breakfast in Thailand. The jok featured in the image above is served with ground pork and topped with ginger, scallions, and chiles. Comfort food + a little spice = perfection.
Typical Morrocan Breakfast
The typical Morrocan breakfast consists of beghrir which are small, spongy pancakes, and bessara, which is dried fava beans stewed with cumin and paprika. Seems like a delicious way to start your day.
Typical Italian Breakfast
Caffellate or cappuccino are the main focus in Italian breakfasts, usually served with bread, butter, jam, or even cake. As an avid coffee drinker, I can’t say I mind the emphasis on a nice hot beverage.
Typical Nigerian Breakfast
In Nigeria, you can find fried plantains, a tomato-based stew, and baked chicken for breakfast. A Nigerian breakfast looks rather like an American lunch or dinner – and I’m definitely okay with that!
With so many delightful options, you may want to consider adding a few more destinations to your bucket list based on breakfast alone!