So you’ve probably gathered that we’re kinda nuts about breakfast. But while we love a homemade French toast as much as the next not-actually-French person, we’re always looking to broaden our horizons. Here, what folks from nine different countries eat to start their day.
What Breakfast Looks Like Around the World
It's not all pancakes and omelets, people
Japan: Grilled Fish
On this breakfast table, you’ve got your miso soup, your steamed rice, and your broiled or grilled fish with a pot of hot tea. Sayonara, complex carbohydrates.
Eggs baked in tomato sauce with cumin, paprika, cayenne and feta cheese? Yes, please.
Peru: Pork Rinds
In Lima, you might get ceviche for breakfast. Or better yet, a chicharron sandwich: deep-fried pork rinds on crusty French bread.
Dessert for breakfast? We’re listening. Many Spaniards start their day with churros--thin, fried dough pastries dipped in champurrado, a rich chocolatey drink similar to hot cocoa.
Guyana: Bake And Saltfish
Throughout Guyana and much of the Caribbean, breakfast consists of dried and salted cod seasoned with tomato and onion and served on a slab of fried dough.
Nigeria: Akara Cakes
These little fried balls are made of spiced, peeled and blended beans, and are often served with a side of fried plantains or yams as well as a pudding-like porridge made from ground maize.
This tropical jungle fruit tastes like a mixture of pineapple and chocolate. In other words: heaven.
Thailand: Kai Luak
Scrambled? Nah. Over easy? Pshaw. In Thailand, eggs are served soft-boiled and gulped down in a shot glass. Cheers!