Examples of Food for Breakfast from Various Countries

As far as I know the breakfast menu in the world is dominate by foods in the form of rice, noodles, porridge, cereals, breads, cakes, dairy products, eggs and meat.

Each country has a different recipe, how to process, and how to present it, even though the ingredients used may be the same. Let’s look at some examples of breakfast menus from various countries.

Toast with Vegemite from Australia

Fresh bread is toast and then smeared with vegemite. When I first saw vegemite in the packaging, I thought it tasted similar to chocolate jam or Nutella, but it turned out to be much different. Vegemite tastes a bit bitter, salty, and has a taste of meat.

Rice and Miso Soup from Japan

Miso is make from fermented soybeans and is thick like jam. Miso soup itself is a mixture of miso and dashi, a broth made from dried seaweed, dried baby sardines, dried smoked skipjack tuna flakes, or dried shiitake. The filling can consist of vegetables, tofu, and fish.

Mohinga from Myanmar

Mohinga is a kind of fish soup and rice noodles (a kind of vermicelli) which is the national food of Myanmar. Mohinga has several variants depending on the region. This food is easy to get, many street vendors sell it.

Nasi Lemak from Malaysia

Similar to Indonesian nasi uduk, the rice is cook with coconut milk and pandan leaves. It is usually serve with ikan bilis (anchovies), chili sauce, boiled eggs and fried peanuts. Even so, the side dishes can vary, such as chicken, mutton, fried eggs, squid, and beef rendang.

Fried Rice from Indonesia

Indonesian national food which is often served for breakfast. There are several variants of fried rice, namely the home version, brother-in-law, and Chinese food.

Each region in Indonesia itself usually has local specialties for breakfast. There are uduk rice, pecel rice, porridge, soup, ponggol rice, and many more. Other countries are also likely like that, each region has a typical breakfast.

Silog from the Philippines

Silog is short for sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (eggs). Often there is a third ingredient, so there are many variants, such as bangsilog (bangus/milkfish + sinangag + itlog), tuysilog (tuyo/dried fish + sinangag + itlog), tinasilog (tinapa/smoked fish + sinangag + itlog), and many more.

Kasha and Blini from Russia

Kasha, a kind of porridge made from grains boiled in water or milk, is one of Russia’s national foods. Blini are pancakes make from wheat flour and usually served with other foods (eg butter, caviar).

Pannkakor from Sweden

These are also pancakes, made from wheat flour, eggs, milk, a pinch of salt, fried in butter. The difference is that the pannkakor is thinner, similar to crepes. Perfect served with whipped cream and jam.

Baked Baguette from France

aguette is a long French loaf usually make of lean dough. You could say the shape is similar to a stick. Baguettes are slice obliquely, baked until brown and crispy and then topped with jam, or honey, or butter, or Nutella.

Waakye from Ghana

Waakye is rice and red beans (or black beans) cooked in dried millet leaves. The red color is obtaine from boiling millet leaves, you can also use dry sorghum leaves. Waakye is popular in Gana and is sale on many roadsides, usually served with side dishes.

Ful Mudammas from Egypt

Ful mudammas is a dish of fava beans served with cumin and vegetable oil. Chilies, garlic, onions, parsley, lemon or other ingredients are often add. Believe to have originate in ancient Egypt, today ful mudammas are also found in Arab countries and parts of Asia and Africa.

Halwa Poori Choley from Pakistan

Apart from Pakistan, halwa poori is also popular in India and Bangladesh. It consists of poori (fried bread) and halwa (sweet semolina cake). Usually accompanied by curried potatoes mixed with chickpeas (choley), pickled mango, pickled onions, and fresh yogurt.

Changua from Colombia

Egg soup with milk, usually served with bread. Changua is very commonly eat for breakfast in Bogota, the capital of Colombia.

Chilaquiles from Mexico

Chilaquiles are one of the most popular breakfast menus in Mexico. There are two variants, red and green, depending on the type of salsa (a kind of sauce) used. These are corn tortilla chips cover in salsa and topped with fresh herbs, queso fresco (Mexican cheese), crema (cream), eggs and sometimes chicken.