6 Awesome Breakfasts from Across the Globe

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal to ensure a smooth day. Don’t get stuck in a rut of the same boring foods every morning. Discover traditional morning meal traditions from around the world and bring variety and exciting flavors to the start of your day.
By Annelise McAuliffe

Breakfast

1. English Black Pudding
Served with eggs, sausage, beans, hash browns, and tomatoes, black pudding is the final element of the traditional full English breakfast. Generally served fried, this sausage pudding is made of thickened pork blood and oatmeal. While it can be made by hand, it is simplest to buy the sausage pre-made and reheat for breakfast. Learn more about a British breakfast here.

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www.bbc.co.uk2. Colombian Changua
Like a savory bowl of cereal and milk, this egg soup is served with toast and known to cure hangovers. Recipes vary, but most contain a milk broth with scallions, cilantro, and herbs that is used as the boiling liquid for the eggs. Try this simple recipe.

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www.hungrysofia.com3. Australia’s Vegemite
The sticky black spread was developed, not under the brand name Vegemite, in 1919 as a way to utilize the leftover product of beer making, brewer’s yeast. Benefits of the toast spread include iron and B vitamins. In Australia, Kraft has worked hard to lessen the harsh taste by adding it to cheese singles and making a Vegemite cream cheese spread. Scarf it down on the way to work and dilute its acquired taste with toast, cheese, a tomato slice, and avocado.

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www.gggiraffe.blogspot.com4. Japanese Tamagoyaki
Breakfast in Japan can range from miso soup, to fish, rice, pickled vegetables, or tamagoyaki. Tamagoyaki is an omelette made up of many thinly rolled layers of eggs usually mixed with rice wine vinegar and soy sauce. Great for breakfast or packed away for lunch in a bento box. Try this version.

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http://www.japanesecooking101.com5. Alaskan Reindeer Sausage
What better way to keep the Rudolph population in check then by creating a delicious sausage? Generally a little sweet and spicy, it is common to find this lean meat protein as on option for breakfast in the chilly state. Order online from the company based in Anchorage.

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http://eyechow.com6. East African Mandazi
This doughnut-like fried breakfast delight, is not overly sweet and is commonly made with coconut milk. Often made the night before, the dough is then reheated and served for breakfast or as a simple dessert with fruit based dips to accompany. Check out a recipe here.

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Annelise McAuliffe

Annelise McAuliffe

Mandatory family outings to the Detroit farmers' market and nightly home-cooked meals cultivated Annelise's respect and curiosity for food. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she spends her free time in New York City recipe testing, eating breakfast all day, and dreaming up international culinary adventures.

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38 Comments
  1. I can’t believe you omitted the Irish breakfast:
    Rashers, Irish sausage and black pudding, brown bread and soda bread, eggs, beans and roasted tomato. The only thing missing is fresh-brewed coffee, which can OCCASIONALLY be found (We often had to settle for instant. Yeach!)

    1. An Irish breakfast contains most of the items listed, but I beg to differ about the Coffee (might be hot sweet with milk tea), soda bread (never saw it) and baked beans (never in the 50s, 60s) or in England for the same time period. The beans must have been leftovers from the night before.

  2. My friend the No.1 item black pudding would be accompanied by the rest of the full ENGLISH breakfast – bacon, eggs, beans, the works. And no one in their right mind would be looking for coffee – tea goes with the ENGLISH breakfast and the irish

  3. agree with anonymous on the vinegar on tamagoyaki. I’m of Japanese heritage and vinegar is unheard of…

    I use mirin (sweet Japanese sake), soy sauce, dashi (fish kelp), and sugar.

  4. How about breakfast in the Indian subcontinent. There are a wide variety of dishes to choose from and it is a culinary delight!. The dosa crisp and light accompanied with coconut chutney or the healthy idli (steamed lentil and rice batter) aromatic poha (beaten rice cooked with carrots, peas and spices), filling parathas(stuffed potato,radish,onion, whatever you can think of or simple),upma(cooked semolina with spices, the list is endless!

  5. I agree with Anon, Indian breakfast are a culinary delight in itself. I has varied items on list such as Poha, Upma, Dosa, Paratha, Sabudana khichadi, bhaji, misal and pav, etc.

  6. Rice wine vinegar sounds terribly wrong.. Just say sake and any foodie knows. NEVER mix any vinegar with tamagoyaki. says:

    Rice wine vinegar sounds terribly wrong.. Just say sake and any foodie knows. NEVER mix vinegar with tamagoyaki.

  7. “Colombian Changua” Are you kidding me? Sounds perfect Hate the sugary and fatty meals that make up most typical American meals. I enjoy meals from all cultures.

  8. That is not an Australian breakfast. I haven’t seen that Kraft ‘cheese’ since the 1960’s.
    Vegemite still exists and is quite nice if used correctly e.g. a tiny smear on hot buttered toast . Try smashed avocado on sourdough with a poached egg muesli and yoghurt. smoothies or fresh fruit.

  9. In North and North-East of Brazil, breakfast consists mainly of cooked banana (or cassava or yam) with butter or mollasses; otherwise, tapioca (a pancake made of cassava starch) with clarified butter (which is kept in a bottle), curdled cheese and grated coconut. To drink, local fruits juice. And, of course, coffee, which is traditionally weak and sugary – in fact, made with sugared water. The sugar comes from grated rapadura (unrefined whole cane sugar in a solid brick-like format).

    Well, all this is what it used to be before globalization, but you can still find it in many homes and in hotels that want to give a local tint to their breakfast.

  10. One of the best breakfast food ever is Mohinga, the soup eaten for breakfast in much of Myanmar (Burma). Indian breakfast foods are another big fave.

  11. Moroccan breakfast folks! The variety of succulent items one can try is endless! So many different pastries, cookies, pancakes… And make sure to try the awesome Moroccan green tea with fresh mint. Bonne appetit!

  12. Missed the Northern Chinese breakfast: hot soymilk, rice porridge with preserved duck egg, pork floss, pickles, soft tofu cheese and either sesame flatbread or steamed mantou buns. Wash it all down with hot green tea, yum!

  13. Vegemite is the national spread of Australia. Kraft are stupid. Americans do not like it. Who gives a sh*t. They should leave it alone. The changes they make do not work nor add anthing. The thing to remember this that Vegemite came from BEER. How much more Australian can you get?

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