Thursday, May 9, 2013

What Countries Around The World Eat For Breakfast

What Countries Around The World Eat For Breakfast: Imgur user sonicbomb has compiled a series of images that shows what countries around the world eat for breakfast.



From all-time favorites like bacon and eggs to rare delicacies like reindeer meat with pancakes, the images below will definitely make your stomach growl.



Check out the full collection of pictures here.



Scotland



Much like a full English, but the country’s USP (Unique selling proposition) is a slab of fried haggis. Don’t know what haggis is? It’s sheep’s heart, liver and lungs minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, salt and stock…not that far off the contents of your average sausage.



Wales



Welsh Rarebit aka cheese on toast is a truly, truly delicious breakfast. Just the sight of that bubbling cheese makes me want to smother it in Worcestershire Sauce and chow down.



Hawaii



Portuguese Sausage, Chasu, Green Onions and Eggs Over a Bed of Rice with Teriyaki Sauce.



Bahamas



To have a Bahamian breakfast it must contain grits. Grits are dried ground hominy, or corn, for anyone not in the loop. You mix it with boiling water and the grits becomes a porridge.



Sweden



Swedish pancake, known as a Pannkakor, a thin flat cake made from batter and fried on both sides – much like a crepe. It’s usually served with a sweet, fruity filling. May also include filmjölk, caviar, hardbread, and of course coffee. Also boiled eggs with tomatoes or cucumber. May also contain lots of coffee, beer or cigarettes too apparently.



Dominican Republic



Mangu is made from mashing boiled plantains with butter and either salami, cheese or eggs. Top it off with a hot chocolate or strong coffee.



Denmark



Rye bread, cheeses, salami, ham, pâté, honey, jam and sometimes even thin ‘plates’ of chocolate, and of course the obligatory 'Danish'.



Philippines



Mangoes are popular fare to keep you regular. As for keeping your energy up rice is the top choice, or the little sausages, known as longganisa. When fried with salt and garlic cloves it’s known as sinangag. The sinangag is then combined with eggs, meats and beans.



Alaska



Featuring reindeer meat and an egg nestled on a pancake. Poor old Rudolph won’t be enjoying this breakfast quite so much.



Peru



Ceviche is popular whatever time of day, breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s a seafood dish made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices such as lemon or lime and spiced with chilli peppers.



Jordan



The choice varies depending on the are and upbringing you’re from. Labneh, hummous and falafel are all popular choices and are usually served alongside olive oil, lamb sausage, jam and butter, turkey or beef mortadella.



India



Rosemary roasted potatoes, Indian tofu scramble, lentils, veggie sausage and banana pepper toast. Breakfast cuisine in India varies hugely depending on the region but if you think of your Indian breakfast somewhere along these lines.



Morocco



Usually consists of different breads with some chutney, jam, cheese or butter. They have a really delicious crumpet-style bread which they make in huge slabs for you to tear a bit off, and a semolina pancake bread called Baghir.



Australia



Only one crucial ingredient here, Vegemite. Traveling Aussies are often found with a sneaky pot of the sticky, salty brown stuff in their backpack. Just don’t get in the Vegemite vs Marmite war – everybody knows Marmite is better, but let them have their fun.



Thailand



Usually consists of some meaty treat dropped in a semolina/porridge mixture. What you see above is pork porridge. It features Chinese doughnuts, beansprouts, pork intestine stuffed with peppery pork mince, sliced pork heart, stomach slivers and blood pudding. A bit more interesting than toast and jam anyway.



Egypt



The breakfast of choice here is Foul Madamas. It’s made from fava beans, chickpeas, garlic and lemon. Above you’ll see the dish topped with olive oil, cayenne, tahini sauce, a hard boiled egg, and some diced green veggies.



Japan



What do you mean you’ve never had tofu for breakfast? It’s a popular choice in Japan, along with fish and rice. Soak it in soya sauce and you’ve got yourself one delicious, and semi-healthy breakfast.



Pakistan



In Pakistan you’ll get Aloo Paratha for your breakfast. It’ s an Indian unleavened flatbread made by pan frying, wholewheat dough on a tava. The dough contains ghee and the bread is usually stuffed with vegetables. It’s best eaten with butter, chutney or some other spicy sauce. It’s not uncommon to roll it up and dip it in your tea.



Estonia



Curd cheese on a wheat bloomer – known locally as ‘cheese on toast’. The creamy topping can be supplemented with ricotta or fromage fraiche instead, if you prefer.



Turkey



The full Turkish treatment usually consists of a few varieties of cheese, butter, olives, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, jam, honey, and spicy meat.



China



A lot like lunch and dinner in China. Expect noodles, rice, sticky coated chicken and fried veggies.



Ghana



The most popular breakfast item in this African country is waakye. It’s basically rice cooked in beans and is found at all the street stalls in Ghana.



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