This Is What Breakfast Looks Like In 22 Countries Around The World

The best meal of the day. Inspired by these Quora threads.

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1. Eastern China

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According to Quora user Zhu-Zixin, a typical breakfast in eastern China can include items like dumplings, rice in vegetable soup, fried sponge cake, steamed creamy custard bun, and porridge.

2. Guyana

Quora user Britt Smith explains that a typical breakfast in Guyana is bake and saltfish. Saltfish is whitefish preserved in salt, and bake is bread dough, fried.

3. Iran

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Quora user Soheil Hassas Yeganeh writes that in Iran a typical breakfast consists of sweet black tea, bread, butter, feta cheese, and sometimes fresh fruit and nuts.

4. France

Quora user Sarah-Je notes that a French breakfast includes
tea, coffee, juice, or hot chocolate, with bread and butter or pastries.

“We only eat sweet food, nothing with salt (no meat, no eggs, unlike people from the UK or USA for example)”, she adds.

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According to Quora user Makiko Itoh, Japanese breakfasts fall into two categories: Wafuu (traditional) and youfuu (Western).

A typical Wafuu breakfast has rice, fish, miso soup, sticky soy beans, and nori seaweed. A typical youfuu breakfast has buttered toast, eggs, coffee, and potato salad.

6. Poland

Quora user Anat Penini writes that a traditional Polish breakfast is scrambled eggs topped with kielbasa (a sausage) and potato pancakes.

7. Southern India

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Quora user Jared Zimmerman says that a common South Indian breakfast is idli and sambar, a vegetable stew served with steamed lentil and rice bread. Also popular is dosa, a thin crunchy crepe with a spicy potato filling.

8. Italy

Italian Quora user Eugenio Casagrande writes that a typical breakfast consists of a cup of coffee with milk and a slice of bread.

9. Central India

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According to Quora user Jared Zimmerman, a typical breakfast in central India is uttapam. Uttapam is a thick pancake with vegetables, served with chutney.

10. Colombia

Quora user Daniel Rojas explains that a typical Colombian breakfast depends on the region.

However, a mixture of leftovers from the night before is common, as is soup or cereal.

11. Turkey

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In Turkey, Quora user John Burgess says, breakfast consists of cheese, olives, honey, jam, bread, an omelette, and fruit.

12. Brazil

Brazilian Quora user Larissa Porto notes that Pão de Queijo (bread cheese) is a common breakfast dish served with coffee.

13. The Phillipines

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According to Quora user Katherine Cortes, a typical Philippine breakfast consists of bread rolls and coffee. Tapsilog (rice with dried meat and a fried egg) is also common.

14. Nigeria

Quora user Oyinda Kosemani writes that breakfast varies from tribe to tribe, but a typical Yoruba breakfast includes Ogi and Akara (cornmeal and bean cakes) and well as yam and fried eggs, and fried plantain.

15. Venuzuela

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In Venezuela, Quora user Rowan Vasquez writes, a typical breakfast is an arepa, a flat corn cake. Arepas are filled with various things like cheese, ham, chicken, or fish.

He adds: “On weekends, Venezuelans might have a larger breakfast, consisting of black beans, savory shredded beef cooked with vegetables, white cheese, perico (eggs scrambled with vegetables), avocado, and an arepa.”

16. Cambodia

Quora user Sarah Rose Jensen notes that a typical breakfast in Cambodia is Kuy Teav, a rice noodle soup with meat and vegetables.

17. Lebanon

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According to Quora user Ehab Dahdouli, a popular breakfast in Lebanon is Manakish, a flatbread flavoured with za’atar and sometimes cheese, served with tomatoes.

18. Indonesia

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In Indonesia, Quora user Aso Saputra, writes that breakfast could be rice and fried fish, or fried rice and a fried egg (Nasi Goreng, above), or chicken porridge.

19. Pakistan

Nihari is a typical breakfast dish in Pakistan, Quora user Ali Abbas explains. It’s a spicy meat curry, served with naan.

He adds, “Halwa Poori: This is considered as a classic “Sunday” breakfast and is very heavy. It generally consists of ‘poori’, halwa (sweet), and a curry (beans or potato). It is very common to see people in large number gathering at famous places for this Sunday morning breakfast. Often queues are formed outside shops an hour before they start serving.”

20. Morocco

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According to Quora user Ahmed Bouchfaa, breakfast in Morocco is generally sweet, featuring bread, honey, olives, and dates, as well as Turkish coffee and mint tea.

21. Israel

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Shakshuka is a popular breakfast dish in Israel, according to Quora user Denise Aptekar. It consists of eggs poached in a tomato sauce.

She adds, “The classic Israeli breakfast (in cafes and hotels) comes with cheese, omelette, tuna, olives, bread and butter/jams, salad and spreads.”

22. UK

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A fry-up, whether it’s a full English, full Scottish, or an Ulster fry. For more full English facts, click here.

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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