How the world fires its belly every morning

Modern advertising might lead you to believe that cornflakes are the universal standard of breakfasts around the world. Served with a cup of tea or coffee, this generally constitutes as breakfast in the US. Meanwhile, in India, these food items are the most popular breakfast dishes. Across the world, breakfast is treated with the respect it deserves. Whether its bread in Europe or noodles in Asia, breakfast is wholesome and an essential meal plan across the world. Here are 10 breakfast dishes from around the world to get inspired by.

PHILLIPPINES: Sinangag

Sinangag is basically Filipino Garlic Fried Rice that is usually eaten as breakfast because the rice used is generally leftover from the previous night to give it a firm texture and helps to avoid throwing it away. Usually had with eggs or dry meats, Sinangag is a common breakfast item across the Philippines.

SPAIN: Tortilla de Patatas

Tortilla de Patatas, often called Spanish Omelette, is basically an omelette that also has potatoes as a main ingredient apart from onions and spices. A couple of Spanish Omelettes are enough to power you through until lunch time, and that’s leaving aside how delicious this breakfast item is.

AUSTRALIA: Toast with Vegemite


It’s impossible to escape from Vegemite if you’re in the Land Down Under. A simple toast bread with Vegemite spread is the standard breakfast dish across the country. What’s vegemite? It’s a spread made with leftover brewers’ extract, veggies and spice additives that tastes salty, malty and a bit bitter. Try it in Australia and make friends instantly.

MYANMAR: Mohinga


Considered by many to be Myanmar’s national dish, Mohinga is a rice noodle and fish soup dish that will fill you up for the day. Stuffed with condiments and with a lingering aftertaste of lemongrass, this is breakfast at its finest.

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FRANCE: Toasted baguette with honey/ Nutella


For those with a sweet tooth, France is the ultimate place to indulge for breakfast. Whether its crossaints with chocolate or crepes with honey, the French know how to breakfast with sweets. Win their heart by indulging in baguettes with Nutella for a truly French breakfast.

MEXICO: Chilaquiles


Tripe and eggs don’t sound like a yummy combination, unless you taste Chilaquiles in Mexico. You’ll either love it or hate it but as far as breakfasts go, this is a must-try.

ISRAEL: Shakshouka


Popular across the Middle East and parts of North Africa, shakshouka is a dish made out of poached eggs dipped in tomatoes, chilli peppers, onions. Experts are divided whether the dish originated in Tunisia or Yemen but one thing is certain: shakshouka is best enjoyed in the hip cafes of Israel where the dish has been elevated to first place when it comes to having a wholesome breakfast.

UNITED KINGDOM: Full English Breakfast

The full English breakfast is a treat for those who feel hungriest in the morning. With an assortment of fried eggs, sausages, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and hash browns, this is breakfast that’s meant to feel like royalty.


TURKEY: Turkish sausage with veggies and feta cheese

Perhaps the best breakfast in the world, Turkish breakfast is all about heroing local ingredients including fresh tomato, cucumber and olives along with cherry jam, spiced Turkish sausage and melt-in-your-mouth feta cheese. Add Turkish tea to the mix and you have a breakfast to die for!

VENEZUELA: Arepas

Most people look at arepas just as a variation of tortillas. However, these stuffed cornmeal cakes are filled with delicious white cheese, avocados, beans, chicken and eggs that are designed to keep you going back for more.

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