Have you ever wondered what people from around the world eat for breakfast? I have, plenty of times. I’ve even tried a few dishes on my travels to different countries, but there are still countries I haven’t been to and breakfast food from around the world, I have yet to try.
The cuisine is an integral part of a country’s culture. When we travel, we also experience the country by eating the different cuisines they offer. In fact, Anthony Bourdain once said “Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” When people prepare cuisine, they are preparing food they learned to make from a family member or just by eating around their neighborhood. It is a presentation of their country and their culture.
As someone fascinated with food and culture, I asked a few bloggers and entrepreneurs living abroad about the food they eat for breakfast, and here is what I learned.
Breakfast food from around the world
Lannie from Lannie’s Food & Travel Adventures shared what they eat in Scotland for breakfast.
Before setting off on a Scottish adventure, looking for Nessie, exploring the Highlands or Islands, or even bagging some munros, fill yourself up with a hearty, full Scottish breakfast. Sure, it’s got your average staples, like eggs, roasted or fried tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and bacon. But also, don’t forget the lorne sausage, haggis, and black pudding. All quintessentially Scottish.Lannie
Anne from Anne Travel Foodie shared with us that in the Netherlands, they add chocolate sprinkles on bread for breakfast.
We call it ‘hagelslag’ and it’s very normal to have it on your sandwich for breakfast in the Netherlands.Anne
Rujuta shared a few breakfast dishes they have in India. From Chickpea Pancakes to Thalipith, India has a variety of breakfast options.
Chickpea Pancakes – Simple chickpea flour batter made with salt & red chili powder. Used little oil to turn them into tasty pancakes.
Vermicelli Upma – Tempered hot vermicelli is a quick breakfast recipe, we can add as many vegetables as we want to this, make it healthyRujuta
Pakoda and Vada Pav – Deep fried delicious chickpea flour , potato & onion recipe. Loved with hot tea during monsoons.
Thalipith – Made up of rice flour & grated coconut , usually takes only 30 minutes to serve. Can be served with pickle or chutneys.Rujuta
Rujuta loves to share travel and food stories. Check out her blog for more stories.
Stefanie from The Hidden Coconut shared with us what a typical breakfast in Singapore consists of.
A typical breakfast in Singapore consists of Kaya Toast, two soft boiled eggs, and Kopi. Kaya is a spread that is made from sugar, coconut milk, eggs, pandan, and butter. It’s sweet and creamy, and served on toast. Kopi is a traditional coffee that is made from robust beans and has a high dose of caffeine. It is roasted with fat or sugar to bring out the flavor and aroma of the beans.Stefanie
Alexis from The Soul Traveler Diaries shared a traditional dish from Thailand. She currently lives in Jakarta, Indonesia and often has a rice dish with eggs for breakfast, but also enjoys eating sticky rice with fruit.
I was first introduced to this rich and flavorful traditional Thai dessert while I was backpacking through Southeast Asia in 2018. While exploring the streets of Bangkok, I came across the Silom Thai Cooking School where I attended for an evening of cooking and learning about Thai cuisine. I fell in love with the flavorful dishes that we made during my classes, especially Mango Sticky Rice.Alexis
Mango sticky rice is a traditional dessert from Thailand. It is a sweet and creamy coconut rice dish served with fresh mango slices. I often substitute mango for other delicious fresh fruits to change the flavor. It can be eaten with a spoon or with your hands.
I love making this dessert at home. It has become comfort food as well as a perfect dessert or snack at any time of the day.
This world is full of delicious food and it’s always interesting to learn about the different kinds of breakfast foods that exist around the world. Although I don’t currently have a post about breakfast foods, you can find food recipes and more here on the blog.
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