Breakfast is a necessary thing in the morning because it triggers the brain, fills it with energy and maintains effective working capacity. However, in many countries breakfast traditions may differ materially and we try to familiarise you with some of them.
Speaking of breakfast traditions in different countries, traditional British breakfast comes immediately to our mind, which includes crispy bacon, sausage, beans, eggs, toast, hash browns and black pudding. All this diversity is complemented by a cup of tea or coffee.
In southern Mexico, the first food intake is taken seriously and people use a dish, cooking of which takes several hours. This unusual meal is juicy pudding made from corn soaked in spices. The mixture is poured onto the laid baking banana leaves, and pieces of chicken, turkey or pork put on the top. Then they bound banana leaves together and put in the oven to complete cooking.
Residents of China are used to eat for breakfast a dish of rice pasta, eggs, meat and vegetables that are steamed. People serve it all with soy sauce, adding oil and garlic.
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Traditional breakfast in the Philippines – chocolate rice porridge with condensed milk. It would seem that this dish is simple but nonetheless very tasty.
Since ancient times in Japan, the first dish that usually served for breakfast is miso soup. It is prepared on the basis of fish broth, and soy or rice miso paste. In this soup, you can add mushrooms or cheese, seafood or seaweed, tofu. The second dish at breakfast is usually fried fish, but it can be also rice with seaweed and seafood.
Breakfast traditions in Germany are basically including muffins and an assortment of cheeses, sausages, butter and jam, as well as definitely a pitcher of coffee.
In Indian families, even the poorest, any breakfast consists of several dishes. It includes a cake, baked from unleavened dough, rice, and spices. Spices also used depending on the time of year.
As for Spain, the most common, due to the simplicity, breakfast consists of fresh baked (in toaster or oven) slices of bread, olive oil, tomato paste, coffee or orange juice.
Italian breakfast is very modest. Usually, it’s just a cup of coffee with milk and a bun, occasionally you can add to this piece of cheese or sausage.
In Israel, a popular dish for breakfast is shakshuka, which is on a par with falafel and hummus has become a favorite national dish: eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, served with pita bread.