50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts

– Written by Victoria Philpott

Not quite had your fill of breakfasts just yet? Check out our beautifully visual list of the 30 best breakfasts from around the world. Plan your next culinary adventure or just get a little adventurous with breakfast at the weekend.

Salivating. That’s the only way to describe me after looking at all this food porn. I love to eat breakfast, it’s the best meal of the day as far as I’m concerned. Pancakes, cereal, brunch, eggs, healthy breakfasts, greasy breakfasts, I’m not fussy. My only trouble is what to choose…

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1. A full English Breakfast – it must have beans, sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, hash browns and toast. Of course, it should all be knocked back with a cup of tea, but black pudding is optional as far as I’m concerned. Thank you LunaMoth16.

Israeli Breakfast

2. Israeli Breakfast – Oringally only enjoyed by residents of the kibbutz, the Isreali breakfast soon became popularised by hotels for its fresh produce and general yumminess. Fresh bread, a variety of hard and soft cheeses, fresh juice, olives, jam and butter are all regulars on the Israeli breakfast plate. Toda, israeltourism.

Dutch Apple Pancake

3. Breakfast van de Netherlands – Usually served with a dark syrup called ‘stroop’,  these delicious apple pancakes are a delicious combination of sweet, tart, and salty. Usually thinner than their American counterpaty, Dutch pancakes are often enjoyed on special occasions too! Dank u miss_yasmina.

4. Polish Breakfast – known locally as Jajecznica, a traditional Polish breakfast consists of scrambled eggs covered with slices of custom-made kielbasa and joined by two potato pancakes. Dziękuję Kitchen Chick.

5. Quick Spanish breakfast – Pan a la Catalana, or Pan con Tomate, in Spain is simple but really delicious. Just rub some bread with fresh garlic and plenty of ripe tomato, then drizzle with olive oil and salt. Top with cheese, ham or sausage for an extra bit. Gracias jlatras.

6. A yummy Moroccan breakfast – 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 – both are really tasty. Barak llahu fik Michael Osmenda.

7. A healthy Hawaiian breakfast – I couldn’t imagine Hawaiians eating anything but fruit to be honest. Of course, there’s the bagel but I’m sure they’d burn the energy from that off in a few minutes on their surf board anyway. Mahalo â nui Kimubert.

8. Swedish breakfast – often involves a Swedish pancake, known as a Pannkakor. It’s 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. Tack terren in Virginia.

9. Icelandic breakfast cuisine – a hearty and hot breakfast to fight off the dark, icy mornings is what’s needed here. Hafragrautur, or oatmeal, is served with a sprinkle of brown sugar with a few raisins or nuts on top, perfect. Tack Guðrún Ingimundardóttir from seriouseats.com.

10. Breakfast in Portugal – a delicious and simple affair with stuffed croissants and plenty of coffee served in the sun. Obrigada retinafunk.

11. Breakfast in Australia – there’s only one crucial ingredient here, Vegemite. Travelling 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. Thanks s2art.

12. A Brazilian breakfast – mmmm a delicious selection of meats, cheeses and bread is the normal breakfast fare here. Jazzy rosething crafted out of I don’t know what, optional. Obrigada Ewan-M.

13. An Italian breakfast – a nation too fabulous for heavy breakfasts me thinks. Or maybe they’re saving themselves for a big cheesy pizza lunch and a pesto pasta dinner? (Although there’s nothing wrong with having them for breakfast you know) Either way an Italian eats on the run with a ‘cappuccino e cornetto’ aka a cappuccino and croissant. Grazie blog.libero.it.

14. A Welsh breakfast – errrm is it just me or is that cheesy toast flashing me a smile? 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, mmmmm. Anyway, 36 left, must dash… Diolch yn fawr Remy Sharp.

15. Breakfast in Denmark – top marks for presentation here. On a Dane’s breakfast plate you’ll often find rye bread, cheeses, salami, ham, pâté, honey, jam and sometimes even thin ‘plates’ of chocolate. It came as a bit of a shock to me but my research has shown that bacon is not actually that popular! Dun dun durrrh. How can this be? Apparently they send in all to the UK. Tak adactico.

16. A Philippines breakfast – it’s all about the local fruits here. 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, you can see above. When fried with salt and garlic cloves it’s known as sinangag. The sinangag is then combined with eggs, meats and beans and bob’s your uncle, fanny’s your aunt, a delicious Philippine breakfast is born. Salamat Supafly.

17. An Alaskan breakfast – featuring reindeer meat and an egg nestled on a pancake. Poor old Rudolph, he won’t be able to join in any reindeer games now, will he? Qaĝaasakung adactio.

18. A traditional German breakfast – wursts, local cheeses and freshly baked bread is the normal fare for a German breakfast. All washed back with a delicious coffee. Guten tag withassociates

19. The famous American breakfast – home made thick pancakes with syrup and blueberries, topped off with a few rashers of bacon. Anyone not wishing for a coronary usually opts for a bowl of muesli, so I’m told. Pancakes all the way for me! Thanks JenCooks.

20. The French breakfast – ah, le croissant, le croissant, how I love le croissant! Pack them with crushed almonds, butter, chocolate or cream, they always taste good. Thanks Pierre Oliver.

21. Breakfast in India – here we have 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, you would be correct. Shukriya arvindgrover.

22. A hearty Scottish breakfast – much like a full English and a full Irish, but the country’s USP is the ‘sumptuous’ slab of haggis served alongside every fat-fried egg. Don’t know what haggis is? Scroll down quick if your animal eating habits err on the queasy side. It’s sheep’s heart, liver and lungs minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, salt and stock... Thenk ye david.nikonvscanon.

23. Thailand’s breakfast offering – you’ll find this dish at stalls throughout Thailand. It’s a minty spicy fish with a sweet & spicy pork, served with rice. By all accounts it tastes excellent, and it’s cheap at only 30 Bhat. Thai breakfast fare isn’t all that different from what you’d eat for lunch and dinner. Khawp khun Kojach.

24. An Argentinian breakfast –usually consists of “mate” (an infusion drink made with leaves of “yerba”) or dulce de leche with “facturas,”a croissant-like typical pastry. Thanks Elena Okada for the tip!

25. An Irish breakfast – you’ve had English and Scottish, now it’s time to learn the Irish USP. That would be white pudding and soda bread. Go raibh maith ‘ad joelogon.

26. A Canadian breakfast – that eggy looking section is actually perogies. Perogies are boiled, baked or fried dumplings made from unleavened dough and traditionally stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit. Then you’ve got some sausages and toast to mop it all up. Thanks Calgary Reviews.

27. Breakfast in Mexico – the delightful plate above consists of beef tips, chilequiles and other assorted goodies eaten in Manzanillo. Nachos, cheese and beans always feature heavily and a delicious, spicy breakfast is the norm. Gracias Jeff K.

28. A Russian breakfast – oladi is the breakfast of choice in Russia. They’re sort of like pancakes and kind of like Yorkshire puddings, hot, just fried, soft inside and with a crispy edge! They’re best enjoyed with soured cream, honey, jam or fresh berries. Spasibo Olga from Tasterussian.com.

29. Breakfast in Vietnam – 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. Cám ón avlxyz.

30. Breakfast in 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. What a feast. Gracias Adrimcim.

31. Breakfast in Bolivia – saltenas are a bit like empanadas crossed with Cornish pasties. They’re the traditional option for a Bolivian breakfast and usually filled with meat and vegetables, and slightly sweetened with sugar. Gracias Whatscookinginyourworld.

32. An Egyptian breakfast – 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. SaHHa goblinbox (queen of ad hoc bento)

33. Breakfast in 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. Arigato avlxyz.

34. Breakfast in China – a lot like lunch and dinner in China. Expect noodles, rice, sticky coated chicken and fried veggies. Thanks Prince Roy.

35. Malaysian breakfast – A hot bowl of Mee – noodles mixed with egg, vegetable and tasty spices. Tirja Dusun ~MVI~ (shooting with a busted kit lens).

36. Breakfast in Mongolia – it generally consists of boiled mutton with lots of fat and flour and maybe some dairy products or rice. In western Mongolia they add variety to their diets with horsemeat. Bayarlalaa clgregor.

37. Breakfast in Belize – fry jacks are a staple in Belize breakfast cuisine. They’re deep-fried pieces of dough that are often accompanied by beans and eggs, or jam and honey. Gracias Kelly from Travellious.com.

38. A Hungarian breakfast – always consists of Pogácsa. Well, nearly always anyway. Throughout the year there are festivals dedicated to it and the recipe changes region to region. They have a scone-like consistency and as well as a popular breakfast item, they’re also used to bulk up goulash meals. Köszönöm robot-girl.

39. A Korean breakfast – breakfast is similar to lunch and dinner in Korea. You’ll get a small plate of kimchi, a bowl of rice and a bowl of clear vegetable soup.  A good old-fashioned slice of toast is also a popular choice, but that doesn’t make for nearly as good a picture. Komapsumnida avlxyz.

40. Breakfast in 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. Shukriya rosemilkinabottle.

41. An Estonian breakfast – 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. Tänan Nami-Nami.

42. Breakfast in 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. Shukran FivePrime.

43. Breakfast in Venezuela – empenadas are the order of the day. Fill the little pastries with fresh cheese, minced meat or any combination of veggies and beans. Gracias stu_spivack.

44. Breakfast in Colombia – there are  a variety of regional staples to keep your stomach grumbles at bay throughout the day. In Cundinamarca this changua dish is very popular. It’s made from milk, scallions and cheese. Gracias manuela y daniel.

45. Breakfast in 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. Thanks Robboppy.

46. Breakfast in Uganda – like a lot of large countries the typical breakfasts vary region by region. But a popular dish across the country is katogo – it’s a combination of green cooking bananas mixed in a stew from beef or in a sauce from vegetables. The picture above is banana with cow organs. Thanks Wong Li Lhen.

47. A Bahamas breakfast – to be 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. Its popularity came from slavery times when it’s all the slaves had to eat. Nowadays it’s topped with fat prawns and meat to spice it up a bit. Thanks lolaredblog.

48. Breakfast in Costa Rica – Gallo Pinto is the standard breakfast fare in Costa Rica. It’s made from black beans, rice, optional soured cream, salsa and a corn tortilla. Costa Ricans will often have a bit of avocado, fried ripe plantain or cold meat on the side. Gracias arvindgrover.

49. Breakfast in the Dominican Republic – you need to try the mangu. Mangu is made from mashing boiled plantains with butter and either salami, cheese or eggs. Top it off with a hot chocolate and you’ve got yourself some traditional Dominican Republic fare. Gracias Yuca Diaries.

50. A Turkish breakfast – the full Turkish treatment usually consists of a few varieties of cheese, butter, olives, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, jam, honey, and spicy meat. Tesekkür ederim pocketcultures.

Phew, and that’s it! 50 breakfasts from around the world, completed. Who knew there would be such a variety hey?

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Thanks to everyone for the images from Flickr. Please note, images were used under the Creative Commons License at the time of posting.

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687 Responses to “50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts”

  1. Lauren Fritsky Reply

    I love, love, love this post! It’s funny how people in some places eat so much and those in other countries get by with just a piece of toast. The Moroccan one looks pretty good.

  2. Israel has excellent breakfasts. Omelets, a large vegetable salad, fruit juices, coffee, soft and hard cheeses and pastries. Yum!

  3. If you are not Chinese and want to start a crappy day, want to hate yourself, want to suffer, to feel the pain, etc then have a Chinese breakfast. No coffee, no tea, no proper bread, rice soup, noodles :”(.
    Oh they serve orange juice, but hot orange juice.

  4. Hi! Great post! I’m from the Philippines, and I just want you to know that those red-brown things in the photo aren’t dates–they’re sausages. Here, those sausages are known as longganisa, and they taste different in every province 🙂 They’re really good and I hope you get to try ’em one time.

  5. P.S. Most Filipinos like to have breakfast with a good cup of coffee, as coffee beans are grown here and there are some provinces that have really good coffee. 🙂 In some households, tsokolate (thick hot chocolate) is what comes with breakfast.

  6. Thanks for the tips Pinay and Arash Azizi, I’ve edited the post a bit to fit them in. Glad you’re all enjoying it!

  7. I really should say that from all of this delicious breakfast… the turkish is the best one!!! so wonderful!!! so nice, so calm down… 😀

  8. Clickin Moms | Sarah Reply

    Love this! Totally wishing for a Russian breakfast this morning! We shared it on our Facebook page + Twitter … fabulous post.

  9. There is nothing like Punjabi Nashta (Punjabi Breakfast) with Halwa, Puri, Chanay and Lassi… This breakfast is popular in both Indian & Pakistani Punjab…

  10. #5. It’s not Pan a la Catalana nor pan con tomate. It’s called “Pa amb tomàquet”, in Catalan. You have to rub half tomato. Finally, you can add ham, but never cheese!

  11. OMG I am so hungry now! I love breakfast too, and though I’m British I live in Asia. I can’t do the Japanese-Korean style start to the day. Most of these look lovely but to me it has to be something I wouldn’t eat for dinner.

    I go to America every year and a breakfast there lasts me the whole day!

  12. What is described as the ‘Indian’ breakfast is sooo not right. I don’t know which country you ate that in :-p

    Looking forward to eating the rest though 🙂

  13. What was described as Malaysian breakfast was not really accurate. I would say that typical Malaysian breakfast would consist of either ‘nasi lemak’ (coconut milk rice) or roti canai (a type of flat bread) with ‘teh tarik’ (literally means ‘pull tea’).

  14. Hot bowl of mee in Malaysia? Most probably late night supper. “nasi lemak” or ” roti canai” much better.

  15. Vidhya, you are sooo right. I was scrolling down the list hoping to see aaloo parantha or bread pakora or idli or upma but veggie sausages????

  16. Turkish breakfast does not deserve to be 50, it should be in top 5, maybe the best. It has many delicious extras which are not mentioned in here.

  17. A few things about the German breakfast picture: The cheese is dutch (leerdammer, so definitely not local), and the meat or ‘wurst’ is also dutch. It is called ‘rookworst’. Germans do eat wurst, but not for breakfast, it is called bratwurst or currywurst.
    In Germany they have slices of ham for breakfast, in combination with cheese, some lettuce and tomatoes. Also important for German breakfast: The bread is fresh and there’s always coffee with a lot of milk, like a latte macchiato.

  18. The Malaysian breakfast is not what an average Malaysian would eat for breakfast. There’s laksa, nasi lemak, curry mee, roti canai, fishball noodles,.. but rarely those noodles! And what is ‘terja dusun’?

  19. A typical Filipino breakfast is rice and fish, I would guess most people eat it, fruit is really for the rich people and there is not many of them. Lets not forget those who have an empty breakfast table due to poverty.

  20. Nate @ House of Annie Reply

    That “Hawaiian” breakfast is hardly Hawaiian. The only thing on that plate grown in Hawaii is the papaya. The rest are imported from the mainland. In fact, that’s what the caption on the Flickr page says.

    I can’t say what a typical Hawaiian breakfast is. There are so many choices, influenced by the myriad of cultures that came to Hawaii. But that plate of non-Hawaiian fruit is definitely not something any local Hawaiian would eat. It looks more like something you’d find at a hotel breakfast buffet.

  21. I don’t deny that there are probably plenty of Hawaiians that eat fruit for breakfast, but any self-respecting local will tell you that a real Hawaiian breakfast consists of fried eggs and Spam over rice. Fruit and a bagel is closer to hotel buffet fare for the tourists.

  22. breakfast in peru is a truly varied affair, the coast will offer fishiness, but more tamales and avocado sandwiches with a cup of emoliente, in the andes it gets a bit heavier, with porridges made of siete semillas (seven seeds) or dried lama meat with bread. The jungle would offer mashed bananas and the like.

    Ceviche is more like a late sunday breakfast…thanks for featuring peru!

  23. A slice of haggis? Someone is pulling your leg – that is more likely to be a flat sausage (Lorne Sausage if you’re Irish) and the star of the show is the potato scone nestling under the black pudding (although strictly it should be under the egg to catch all the yolk)

    Scotland – another country riding high in the heart attack rankings 🙂

  24. In Sweden it’s extremely rare to eat pancakes for breakfast. I’ve never had it in my whole life and never had it at any friends house and never heard of anyone eating it for breakfast.. Usual swedish breakfast is corn-flakes, boiled eggs, juice, milk, maybe porridge, white bread with kaviar and cheese. That’s a classic swedish breakfast . 🙂

  25. smelly poo head Reply

    I enjoyed reading this blog entry but feel I must complain about one aspect of it.
    Both myself, and the general consensus of the users at b3ta.com (A mostly British message board – http://www.b3ta.com/links/Breakfasts_from_around_the_world ), are disappointed… nay, SICKENED, by the suggestion that hash browns are a part of a traditional Full English breakfast.

    Also, black pudding, which is also mentioned is a regional addition to a fried breakfast at best, or more accurately – Scottish (not English!).

    Please rectify these issues, otherwise we will burn/bum your embassies in protest!

    *Adjusts monocle*

  26. Neat! I’ve lived my whole life in Canada, though, and have never seen anyone eat perogies for breakfast – that’s really not typical. Canadians eat cereal, oatmeal, toast/eggs/bacon, pancakes, or french toast for breakfast, with fruit, and coffee or tea. Pretty much what Americans eat.

  27. The Chinese breakfast is SO not right — okay, depends more on your region.

    I’m not totally sure what people in Southern China eat, but around Beijing and in the north, it’s heavy in carbs. Either steamed buns (plain or with filling) or a type of Chinese pancake called “bing” or maybe youtiao (“Chinese donuts”) or a bowl of congee. Maybe eggs too, such as tea eggs.

    A common way to eat bing in the morning is wrapped with veggies (such as carrots, cabbage, cucumber — funny how those all begin with c) that have made into a kind of cold salad with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and a bit of sesame oil. Maybe sesame seeds if you’re feeling fancy.

    This is pretty representative of a Chinese breakfast:

  28. There really isn’t a standard American breakfast. Better examples: bowl of cereal and orange juice or coffee; oatmeal with fruit or brown sugar and milk; a smoothie; pancakes or waffles on the weekend (no time during the week); in a diner or for special occasions you might have an omelet or scrambled eggs with toast or English muffin, hashbrowns or homefries (chopped fried or roasted potatoes), bacon or sausage, and/or some fruit or fruit juice. Realistically, most people don’t eat well in the morning, but when you have time or the money to go out for breakfast, it’s an Americanized version of European breakfasts, with occasional Latin American options.

  29. This is interesting, and I understand as “the world’s best” it isn’t aiming to capture what is the norm necessarily, but truthfully a lot of this seems inaccurate. In tons of these countries breakfast consists of rice, or rice and beans, or something really simple like that. These are almost all breakfasts for the middle/upper class. It’d be interesting to see the line up of these countries on the more common breakfast. Cereal in the US, rice in Japan, etc.

  30. Bess Obarotimi Reply

    I would have liked to see a Nigerian Breakfast. A bit like Jamaican’s with fried yam and/palp and akara and a meat stew. Or you can have rice or pounded yam if you like.

  31. Yeah, the Chinese breakfast is REALLY wrong. In addition to the foods mentioned by the other commenter defending the honor of the Chinese breakfast, my family in Taiwan (originally refugees from southern China) likes to eat rice porridge like in the Vietnamese breakfast picture (I wonder if the Vietnamese breakfast is right? I don’t know much about Vietnamese cuisine but I was really surprised at how that’s pretty much identical to what my Chinese family eats), or in Taiwan they also like to roll dried ground pork, pickled turnips, Chinese fried “doughnut” sticks (youtiao), etc in sticky rice as a fantuan, possibly influenced by the period of Japanese occupation. Serve with a bowl of hot soymilk, I like unsweetened.

    Also popular is the Chinese fried doughnut sticks inside a shaobing (baked/layered flatbread, usually with sesame seeds on top), and then you dunk this into the unsweetened soymilk.


  32. Love the article.
    Re: Polish breakfast … eggs? – yes, sausage? – yes, potato pancakes? – maybe if they’re leftovers, but salad? – never.

    Most Poles would have a continental breafast during the week (children would eat cereal). Eggs with sausage or bacon and bread or roll would be eaten on weekends.

    No Canadain I know eats perogies for breakfast.

  33. Ahem, for the Canadian breakfast…the pierogies (which are Polish, by the way!) are under the toast. The eggy looking stuff appears to actually be scrambled eggs or something.

  34. I agree with Natasha. I’ve lived in Canada my whole life, across many provinces and I have never, ever seen perogies on a menu for breakfast. Maybe for dinner at some restaurants but I would bet that 99% of people (even those with Polish backgrounds!) would not eat them for breakfast.

    Also that picture has perogies AND eggs. Most of “that eggy looking section” is actually scrambled eggs. The perogies are the dumpling things underneath the toast.

    A traditional diner breakfast would be eggs, bacon and/or sausages, hashbrowns and toast.

  35. The Chinese breakfast is incorrect. Of course, there’s more than one type of Chinese breakfast, in the same way that Southern U.S. food is different from New England food.

    Northern Chinese/Taiwanese breakfast dishes include:
    scallion pancakes
    fried crullers
    soy milk
    soup dumplings
    pot stickers
    “egg rolls” (not the stuff wrapped in a fried crispy skin, but more like an omelette that is cooked inside a rolled up, soft tortilla)
    rice rolls with either pork floss or sugar

    There’s also the Southern Chinese/Cantonese dim sum, which is served as brunch.

    And finally, the homey congee, or rice porridge, which you can either eat with yams and sugar or savory with a variety of vegetable and protein mix-ins.

  36. Great post! As a fellow travel/culture/food writer I know how much work goes into something like this. But I have to say, the Indian breakfast… I don’t know anyone who eats anything like that in India. Indian breakfast is usually upma, idli or dosa in southern India, and in northern India, breads are popular. I also agree with the person who commented that a typical American breakfast is generally not pancakes and sausage, at least for most people. All this being said, it’s otherwise an excellent and very informative post.

  37. Hello breakfast lovers! I’m the author of this post and have been enjoying reading all your comments. Thanks for taking the time to right and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it – those that have. I can see many of you disagree with some of my choices. I’m from England, and trust me, as much as I’d like to I don’t have the #1 picture for breakfast every day. Actually I probably don’t even have it once a month, but it is the best breakfast in England. Not a typical one, but the best. Most people in England probably have cereal or toast, but that makes for a pretty boring post no? I’m sorry if some of you feel the post is inaccurate, but someone somewhere had these meals for breakfast and in my research I thought they were ‘the best’. Keep coming with the corrections though – if I ever do a ‘part 2′ I’ll credit you with the change. In the mean time, why not enjoy this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpBhQKwm2rY&feature=related? How do you like, your eggs in the morning?

  38. Jeremy Branham Reply

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! Would be quite interesting to check out all these foods!

  39. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers Reply

    Yum! I’ll take Australia please! 🙂 I didn’t see Southern American breakfast up there (I only mention it because it’s my fav: biscuits n’ gravy, country ham, dirty eggs, jam)

  40. walkingon travels Reply

    Oy I’m drooling so much over this food that my 2 year old is giving me funny looks (he likes to be the only drooler in the family.) Surprisingly I’ve had many of these. And why not, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should be eaten at least 3 times before noon and then 5 times after that. Thanks so much for the amazing pictures and all the research you put into this!

  41. Just to clear up, that is NOT a traditional Brazilian breakfast. A traditional brazilian breakfast is: coffee, orange juice, cornbread, rolls, eggs, cheese, cold cuts, and a LOT of fruit, particularly cantaloupe melons, papaya and bananas. Every brazilian home has AT LEAST the coffee and rolls with butter, very much like the Cuban one. The breakfast shown there seems like any regular hotel continental breakfast.

  42. Australian’s occasionally have vegemite for breakfast, yes, but it is certainly not a typical breakfast! Our breakfast consists of anything from toast (yes, maybe vegemite – I personally hate the stuff, or with jams or other spreads) to cereals, to pancakes to porridge to fuit and yoghurt or maybe even eggs on toast.

  43. #12 looks just like the breakfast we got every morning when we were staying on Taha’a in the south pacific. That rose-looking thing is a tomato peel, by the way. Not part of the breakfast on Taha’a, though…

  44. We do not eat perogies for breakfast in Canada. Typically a bacon and eggs kinda place! We do like our perogies for lunch and supper!

  45. The Indian breakfast looks yummy, but not sure it would be very common in India. Tofu and veggie sausage aren’t very common there. You should feature a South Indian breakfast. Idli, dosa, sambar, coconut chutney – simply amazing.

  46. Loving the debate on here. Common theme appears to be coffee. I am from England and either have Marmite on toast or a banana for brekkie but after a big night out there’s nothing like the full English (definitely with hash browns by the way)

  47. A little disappointed to see anglicized version of Indian breakfast featured here. Was expecting traditional paratha, dosa, idli, upma, puri-sabji, Indian sweets etc featured instead.

  48. Thai breakfast is not just rice with other dishes on top. There are large varieties of breakfast Thai people eat through the whole country. For example, some people in the four southern provinces may have rice and curry (muslim style) or roti with tee or coffee whereas some may just have boiled rice (khao tom) with other dishes or minced pork boiled rice. Rice with spicy dishes is not typical breakfast for Thai people.

  49. Why did you choose that particular photo for the Japan breakfast? You can clearly see 4 dishes, why choose the photo zoomed in on the tofu, as if that’s all we eat.

    If you look at avlxyz’s other photo you can see salmon, soup, rice, pickles, omelet, sprouts, and seaweed. Seriously, the tofu makes up 5% of the meal!

    Awesome, page by the way.

  50. No offense, but some of these are so off the mark I gave up half way through the list, you lost all credibility at the Canadian breakfast.

  51. This is so wrong.. Not sure about other cities in China, but in my home town, we can choose from 50+ different food for breakfast..

  52. Nice idea… but it would be even better with breakfasts that actually match the countries, in some cases:
    – Canada: i live there and typical breakfast would include for sure pancakes with maple syrup, fresh fruits like blueberries, or eggs and bacon/sausage. I’ve never heard of any Canadian eating or even considering eating pierogies for breakfast: it’s a polish dish that you find here in polish restaurants and shops, that’s it. Don’t even think the average citizen knows what it is.
    – Vietnam: I’m half-vietnamese and never seen that dish before. Typical breakfast, at least in the Hanoi area, is certainly the pho soup. Or sticky rice with powdered sesame and sweet sausages.

    And what about waffles? And crêpes? They’d have made amazing pictures 😉 In my home country, Reunion island, traditional breakfast is “riz chauffé”: rice (usually leftovers from the day before) fried in a pan with onion, garlic, ginger, sometimes dried cod crumbs, and served with some kind of hot tomato chutney. Pretty sweet way to start a day 🙂

  53. Victoria: I understand that what your choices depict may not be a “typical” everyday breakfast, as you say so.. but your description of Malaysian breakfast is totally inaccurate and, well, BS. There is no such dish, ever. I have no idea what kind of mee that is… Our breakfast dish is our unofficial NATIONAL DISH, and very obvious to Malaysians and people who know Malaysian food. Like Gordon Ramsay (you do know Gordon Ramsay?). Yes, he came to Malaysia and cooked Nasi Lemak. Quintessential malaysian dish, and synonymous with breakfast. We can’t have people thinking we eat noodle soup for breakfast. that is proposterous!
    Roti Canai (paratha bread) with curry would also be acceptable.

  54. Yeah, I have to chime in on the Hawaiian one too. “I couldn’t imagine Hawaiians eating anything but fruit to be honest.” made me laugh out loud. If that’s the case, it’s because you know nothing about Hawaiian food!

  55. Breakfast in Myanmar – Mohinga @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohinga

    It’s Rice noodles in fish soup, with ingredients like: banana tree stem, chickpea flour and/or crushed toasted rice, garlics, onions, lemongrass, ginger. People eat Mohinga with crispy fried fritters such as split chickpeas, fried gourd, boiled eggs, fried fish, etc.

  56. Everythingiknow Reply

    One of the commenters mentions that you wouldn’t have haggis in a Scottish breakfast. This is not true, although it has only become popular recently since Scotland’s hotels have tried to create a “full Scottish breakfast” differentiated from a ‘Full English”. So it’s now common to see haggis. But the picture shows black (or blood) pudding.
    Scottish breakfasts might also contain Lorne(square) sausage as the commenter suggests), possibly white (mealy) pudding, and even fruit slice (a doughy fruit cake sliced and fried).
    I’m not joking, all is delicious and unhealthy as always.

  57. I was wishing to see Indonesian meal(s) for breakfast but I know that it would took more than two pages to write them all.

    We have fried rice, porridge, boiled corn, and much more 🙂

  58. I like hash browns, but they are not part of a traditional Full English, and black puddings are NOT optional.

  59. I to as a Canadian have never heard of perogies for breakfast! Dinner sure but never breakfast. What about bacon, french toast and breakfast sausages since America stole the pancakes.

  60. lol.,
    my wife and I have traveled extensively through north and south america, and many of those while are available are NOT what the locals would be eating. it seems the list is more for the tourista than the masses.

    #7 traditional hawaiian is fresh fish that is boiled with a liquid from a plant (looks like kale, but has a texture of celery, but does not taste like it) they serve it with a ground nut paste. (not my favorite, but traditional) the americans brought fruits and veggies, pork and spam, while the asians brought rice for the modern hawaiian meal

    #24 argentina, yerba mate is a tea, lol different than infusion 🙂 thats funny. there is always bread, though not always a roll, (think biscuit) and wheres the slab of meat? its delicious, (arguably the best beef in the world other than KOBE) its in EVERY meal, and isnt on the list.

    #30 peru, ceviche is only if you are near the coast, and VERY near to it, once you get any distance from the water, it is mainly a very delicious vegetable soup with egg, and sometimes meat.. higher in the andes the soup has this couscous/rice type grain, and is thick like oatmeal, and very heavy, but still wonderful. a tip for travelers though, if you are anywhere in peru, dont order the pizza, its one of the most disgusting things I have ever eaten.

    #31 saltinas are more like a dry potsticker, not like empanada, although they are made with a similar filling.

    japan? china? wheres the rice? the rice is the staple, the veggies are a tiny part of the meal, usually on top of the rice. there is always tofu, both chinese and japanese, but the japanese, its a hard curd, and chinese its soft. as far as I know, meat is only dinner, (I have never had meat on chinese food for breakfeast)

    and as a side note, if you have ever eaten authentic korean food, that little bowl of kimchee is alot larger than the tourist photo above 🙂

    its a good list to start, needs some work.. and what about the southern american breakfeast? (by far one of the best anywhere we have been)

    biscuits and gravy with country fried steak, bacon, sausage and hashbrowns served with coffee and orange juice. there is a usually a side of toast, and a bowl of fresh fruit salad as well as a bowl of grits and cant forget the okra!

  61. @ Ed some parts definitely are.
    I am German and spent part of my childhood in Kerala (Southern India, we have family there) and I find both brekkie representations rather odd and unusual… In G. people typically eat “white” (=wheat) or rye Brötchen (rolls) with either butter and jam or curd/cream cheese with jam/honey. Other very common breakfasts are Müsli with milk or yoghurt or buttered toast with a soft- or hard-boiled egg.
    A typical (southern) Indian breakfast would be idli/vada/sambar or appams with some sort of chutney.
    The Turkish breakfasts I’ve had often (especially in the south) included fig jam and tahin (sesame spread), usually mixed together and spread on white bread.

  62. Wolfgang Von Zubaz Reply

    I’ve lived in three provinces and have eaten breakfast in diners from coast to coast. I have never in my 41 years seen anyone in Canada eat perogies in the morning. That includes my Polish ex girlfriend

  63. WTF! Turkish breakfast is fiftieth! In my opinion, you don’t know our breakfast. We don’t eat only cheese and olive. 🙂 Where’s simit(turkish bagel)? Where’s gözleme? I think, you recheck your datas.

  64. I have too say, I’m from Canada and never have I ever in my life eaten perogies for breakfast. Just sayin’.

  65. But I also realized this is the “best breakfasts in the world”, not traditional breakfasts. So after that realization, my hat is off to you sir for an amazing article.

  66. So, so wrong about Canadian breakfast. Stopped reading at that point because it was so, so wrong. There was no way to believe in any of the other breakfasts.

  67. This might be well meant ..but man! This is bizarre! As an Indian I can swear solemnly that I have never, EVER heard of these dishes..let alone seen or eaten them! They are NOT indian and have no connection to indian food. The photo is of some weird vegan nightmare rather than of actual breakfasts!In the south of india that would be idlis, upma, dosas and wadas..in the north rotis, parathas and pooris. Reality check, people!

  68. In my 30 yrs of life, I have never eaten a thing from what is shown here as a typical Indian breakfast.. for that matter, it sounds so…Alaskan to me..! 🙂

  69. Indian breakfast is completely incorrect. Idli, eggs, tea, parathas, sweets are far more common than the hippie vegan BS presented here.

  70. I’m Canadian, and while perogies are popular, I’ve never heard of anyone eating them for breakfast. Not in my part of the country anyhow. Weird choice.

  71. I think you missed the very breakfast Hawaiian favorite, loco moco. Simple fare: big dish of rice, hamburger patty, two sunnyside up eggs, topped off with a huge heaping ladle of beef gravy.

  72. The German breakfast is very wrong. They usually have chocolat spread en fresh roles with cold cuts like cooked ham or dried sausage. The smokes sausage and cheese are typical Dutch.

    The spanish breakfast is a side dish in Catalunya. A typical Spanish breakfast is Churro.

  73. What about the Belgian Breakfast? Un Wafel met sucre? or actually, any type of belgian waffle with sugar, chocolate or strawberries? With a side of salami or other meat and cheeses yummm

  74. What a pity… you left out our famous Greek breakfast: ridiculous amounts of iced coffee and a pack of Camels. 😀

  75. THe Australian vegemite breakfast is just fanciful.

    Australians eat boring cereal and milk, occasionally fresh fruit, or traditional bacon & eggs & toast in various combinations.

    I’m an expert. I’ve spent far too much time eating breakfast away from home so I know what is normal

  76. Corrina Field Handmade Reply

    Oh, My favoutrite breakfast is missing, Malaysian Nasi Lemak, Coconut rice, It’s the best! That was our breakfast of choice when I lived there!♥

  77. The Alaskan breakfast is from Sam’s Sourdough Cafe (Fairbanks, AK) and those are sourdough pancakes which is why it is delicious, the egg is superfluous but the reindeer sausages with the sourdough pancakes (with a 24 year plus mother) are the best pancakes in the world.

  78. The brazilian breakfast above is correct! But the most popular choice here are: one cup of black coffee OR milk and coffee, and a salty bread with butter. Classic.

  79. The bread in Iran is not called naan, that is a type of flat bread from India. It’s called lavash and it tastes and looks very different. Please do some research.

  80. You just offended most of Scotland and Ireland. Your research is well off so I can’t trust any of your other ‘breakfasts’ . For starters there are no beans on, what you call the Irish breakfast (its called an Ulster Fry). Also haggis is not common for breakfast in Scotland rather we have Bacon, or sausage or black pudding rolls (scotch rolls) its more likely to be a square or lorne sausage. Plus porridge is actually the traditional breakfast. May I recommend proper research before you write another article. I will now post this on Facebook for ridicule …..

  81. Super disappointed with #7, the Hawaiian breakfast. Born and raised here, and most, if not all, of those fruits are imported. For many of them, its not even possible to grow them in the climate. While yes, the “best” Hawaiian breakfast would include a multitude of fruits, it would center around papaya, banana, and perhaps mango if its in season. Also, there would probably be something close to taro bread or sweet bread, and if we’re going modern, there would be some combination of spam, ham, portugeuse sausage, rice, and/or eggs.

    May not photograph as well, but way more satisfying and true to the culture. Also, it’s mahalo nui loa, or just mahalo, as the full version is way to formal for the context.

  82. Americans don’t eat muesli! That’s a term used by other dialects of English, such as South Africans/Australians/Kiwis. The closest thing we have to muesli would be granola.

  83. The Danish breakfast is really nice, but they left out “rundstykker” which is quite popular. Its a really nice bun, which is crunchy on the out side and soft inside, even just with nice Lurpak butter they are amazing, but you can make it into a nice sandwich by adding any topping 😀

  84. The Welsh breakfast is inaccurate too – nobody eats rarebit for breakfast. It’s more a lunch/supper/snack thing.

    A “proper” Welsh breakfast is similar to an English one but with the addition of fried cockles and laverbread (seaweed goop). Although I don’t know how many people actually eat that shit.

  85. The Indian breakfast is complete BS as another Indian poster here said. Something that IS eaten (at least in the southern parts of India) is “idli” – steamed rice cakes. It is eaten with “sambar” a spicy lentil soup with vegetables.
    Many others look quite tempting, but I wonder about the authenticity after seeing the so called “Indian” submission. I can’t imagine which state in India eats that regularly.

  86. If you do another article you should include a traditional “Southern Style” breakfast for the U.S. Southern states, have biscuits & gravy (white gravy made with sausage) grits (with butter and sugar), country ham, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns or hash brown casserole, and then a biscuit smothered in butter and molasses, honey, jam, or jelly. Now that is breakfast

  87. Where are the balkans??? (Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece) They all have pretty delicious breakfests 😀

  88. I´m Argentinian and i have to say that the Argentinian Breakfast is not quite alright. We do have mate, but we also have coffee. And the croissant with dulce de leche is an option, we tend to have diferrent kinds of croissants( with cream, sweet or salty, made of fat or butter, etc). We also have toast with butter, marmelade and dulce de leche; accompanied with a glass of fresh squize orange juice.
    I think that describes better our typical full Argentinian Breakfast.

    Like in this picture:

    The salty croissant can also be eaten with jam and cheese.. This is optional 🙂

  89. Breakfast in Bulgaria would be: “buhti” (бухти) – fritters, often with honey, jam or white cheese; or banitsa; or deep fried slices of bread dipped in egg and milk mixture – with jam or white cheese;
    and drink tea, coffee or “airyan” (айрян) – cold yoghurt and water drink

  90. really good collection but he most probably missed the Indian Breakfast Like Idli vada,Dosa,Upma,Pongal…. once publish that also

  91. The breakfast in Peru is diferent in the three regions, ceviche often will be the lunch, no the breakfast, but it would be an fresh option to choose in Summer 🙂 but generaly in the Coast region. Nice article after all, congrats.

  92. So, I know this is late but, that Bahamian dish is BS. We barely eat shrimp as a lunch or dinner dish. Yeah, we eat grits, but it usually is tuna salad, or corned beef, or scrambled eggs with it. A better example might be Boil’ fish (fish stew with clear broth) or Stew’ fish (fish stew with tomato broth) both served with Johnny cake. Delish!

  93. i said this to the friend who shared this with me, and i am saying it to you….

    you owe me 50 lives.

    brilliant stuff!

  94. Delicious but for a few countries with which I am deeply familiar: and they are just nowhere near for the breakfasts served!
    In INDIA : ALOO-POORI (spicy potatoes with fried puffy breads) – Punjabi – a paratha with plain yoghurt and pickles and SOUTH INDIA : DOSAS are the most widespread breakfasts. I do not recognise any of the stuff shown as the Indian breakfast!!!

    In MALAYSIA : NASI LEMAK (coconut rice-some dired fish sambhal- fried peanuts plus a boiled/fried egg) is THE National Breakfast.

    Most popular Spanish breakfast would also be “pintxo de tortilla” Spanish omelette with Coffee.

    Try all these when you can!

  95. Two things:

    The “Indian” breakfast pic. may be belong to an Indian on Flickr but it is nowhere close to an typical Indian breakfast.

    Nobody dips paratha in chai. We may dip bread, buns, biscuits… but not paratha. Parathas are often spicy. Tea is sweet.

  96. Good to know that I am not the only Malaysian shocked to see noodles as our breakfast. Nasi lemak all the way, man!

  97. The Brazilian breakfast is quite accurate! Sure, is a hotel breakfast, but most of my friends / people I know eat bread with butter and optional cheese or ham. We also drink black coffee or coffee with milk.

    And I must say that most brazilians think that eating eggs for breakfast is disgusting.

  98. Hi victoria.

    Unlike so many rude pple i would like to thank u for this article. I am from iran and u got it spot on!
    Our usual breakfast looks exactly like the turkish but we sure love our halim and omlete :p

    Thank u for spending so much time. Yes some might be off but this is just an article in the internet and not on encyclopedia!! So chill pple!!

    And for that person who said iraniand dont call the bread nan, really??!!
    Nan is the word for ‘bread’ in iran which is commonly pronounced ‘noon’ . And lavash is called noone lavash. So if

  99. Bad research. No swede EVER had pankakes for breakfast (other then at a macdonals see below). They are a desert to be had after pea soupe or even to be had as a dinner in their own right. here is the swedish wiki link: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pannkaka – just run it through google tranlate.

    I know the swedish macdonalds servers pankakes for breakfast – that is just poor research on their part. Americans have pankakes for breakfast.

  100. that picture of the venezuelan empanada is not the real deal, venezuelan empanadas are made of corn meal and have a light brown color in them……

  101. Canadian breakfast? I’m Canadian and I’ve never known or heard of anyone who eats perogies for breakfast lol! Maybe some college student somewhere…
    A more accurate bet would be toasts with butter, peanut butter, margarine or jams. Eggs, cereals, fruits, yogurt, orange or apple juice, milk, coffee or tea, sometimes pancakes or waffles, bacon ham or sausages.

  102. very polish girl Reply

    About the Polish breakfast:
    The potato pancakes (called placki ziemniaczane) are a wonderful, delicious, typically Polish dish; however, having lived in Poland all my life, never have I seen anyone in their right mind eat them for breakfast nor pair them with scrambled eggs (jajecznica) at any time of the day:)
    Jajecznica with sausage (kielbasa) – is a typical Polish breakfast, not an everyday one I’d say (think about the cholesterol levels it would cause;P), eaten mostly on weekends.
    I wonder if all the other lovely breakfasts described here are authentic. The Canadian looks weird and untrue (pierogi?? for breakfast?? in Canada??!)
    I love the Bahamas one and the great simplicity of the Cuban coffee and bread.

  103. very polish girl Reply

    oh, and as a bonus info – no salad in Polish breakfast, if any veggies, sliced tomatoes would seem most likely

  104. What a bunch of miserable idiots this lot are. A light-hearted blog about food has turned into some collection of ranty, boring, whingy comments about how they don’t eat that they eat toast.. Y’know what mate, write another article about how the world eats nothing but dried up old cereal and toast for breakfast and I’m sure you’ll please the lot of them! Oh wait.. Probably not! Well I enjoyed it for what it was. If you all want something a little more heavy going then shut up, go to the library and read a flippin research journal. It’s BREAKFAST for God’s sake. Not the subject of racism or child abuse.. Gets some perspective, or a life. Aaaaargh!! Hahaha!

  105. Oh my gosh! I love this post. Breakfast is my favorite meal. I wish I could visit each of these countries and try their breakfast. I live in the American South where a typical breakfast consists of eggs, grits with butter, pork sausage, biscuits with sausage gravy and plenty of hot coffee. All the best to you!

  106. I guess this is cool, but I can’t help but notice how far quite a few of these are from what I’d consider iconic. I don’t mean to be a jerk, but I suppose I don’t understand the point of this list if it isn’t based on anything other than chanced choices on each particular day. I’ll admit I’ve only breakfasted in three countries, but all three seem misrepresented here.

  107. I am Indian, and I have never had what was mentioned above as breakfast in my life, and I have lived in many different parts of the country so I know of most of the varied cuisines. Aloo parantha or idli’s or poha would have been much closer to reality.
    Nonetheless, a good effort! 🙂

  108. Love them all 🙂

    English breakfast – the tradition isn’t hash browns -this is American (US)
    Instead, English breakfasts have ‘bubble and squeak’ which is mashed potato mixed with cooked greens ( usually cabbage) made into cakes ( like fishcake shape) and lightly fried mmmmm …sometimes onion as well. I think it’s originally from London, not sure whether the potato is bubble and the cabbage squeak or the other way round…

    Also, Mexican breakfast also has a kind of mashed potato served with either green or red spicy tomato, or mole (chocolate sauce) – from street stalls in the morning especially on Sundays – can’t remember the name…?? Any Mexicans here can tell me that would be cool 🙂

  109. the mexican dish I was trying to remember is tamales – a kind of corn dough steamed in a large leaf and served with mole ( either green mole[green tomato], red mole [ red tomato] or chocolate mole :)sold in the early morning on the streets. Tacos ( also lush ) tend to be served by stalls opening later – in the afternoon or late morning. Tamales are the sunday morning breakfast mmmmmm

  110. Hi, although a lot of people complain about this article, I can say that the French one is accurate (even if the things in the middle, called “cannelés”, are a little too expensive to be eaten at “petit déjeuner”).

  111. loved the post! breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! if you think about adding breakfasts from other countries, don’t forget breakfasts in Bangladesh. It’s usually bhaji(fried vegetables) and ruti(handmade bread) with hot milk tea 🙂

  112. I live in the freaken perogie belt in Canada and have never eaten perogies for breakfast. They may be served at one of the few strictly ukrainian restaurants in town but are certainly not “canadian”.

    I would describle the typical (working man’s) breakfast as being eggs, toast hashbrowns and a meat such as pork sausage links, regular bacon or “canadian bacon” or back bacon as canadians call it. Sometimes pancakes or french toast are also served (with maple syrop of course).

  113. Your No 21 – Breakfast in India: Regret to say that it’s anything but an ‘Indian’ breakfast or a typical breakfast in India.

    To quote you, “Breakfast cuisine in India varies hugely depending on the region but if you think of your Indian breakfast somewhere along these lines, you would be correct.” While the first half is undoubtedly correct, the second couldn’t be further from the truth.

    A lot depends on which part of the country you’re in. In the South, it’s generally dosas, idlies, vadas, appams, etc. with a lentil / vegetrable combo, sometimes a meat or fish dish, a coconut chutney and coffee.

    In the North it’s usually chappatis with vegetables and maybe lentils or paranthas (stuffed with potato or radish – aloo parantha / mooli parantha), tea. There’s also meat such as payaa (trotters), various kababs, (bone)marrow curry, eggs, fried or scrambled, etc.

    In the East it’s usually rice-based with fish or vegetable curries, eggs, etc.

    And so on…

  114. Those complaining about the Chinese breakfast are 1: talking out their arses; or 2: too obtuse to realize that China is a HUGE, diverse and varied country offering much more than wherever it is their little package tour took them. If these people bothered to click on the link, they would discover that the photo in question is from Sichuan province–more specifically Chongqing. I lived in Chengdu/Chongqing for several years and can conclusively confirm that this is indeed a typical breakfast of that region.

  115. I almost hope someone visits Canada and orders perogies. If your going for a full Canadian breakfast you’ll likely find yourself eating 2 eggs done anyway you like, toast, Canadian bacon, sausage, hashbrowns/fried potatoes and large amounts of coffee. Pancakes and sandwiches are also popular choices.

  116. Im from germany and too be honest, ive never eaten this sausage and chesse for breakfat. Its more of a small dinner or sometimes an snack at the afternoon called”brotzeit”
    We usaly eat muesli or eggs with toast..

  117. Interesting post but I wouldn’t say that perogies are typical breakfast fare for Canada (26). It must be a specialty for the Calgary restaurant since I can honestly say that I have never had perogies for breakfast.

  118. Karoline K (@kaolinek) Reply

    The Danish breakfast is on POINT. Makes me miss home. Mongolian – wrong. Salty milky tea and donut-like-dumplings would have been more correct.

  119. Gotta think that these are the type of meals given at mid-level breakfast hotel buffets. regular American: 2 eggs, over light, home fries, bacon, toast and plenty of coffee…pancakes on the side…you’ll only get this IF there is a cook in the house or going out for breakfast…otherwise…cereal. honey bunches of oats…and coffee. sure made me hungry looking…

  120. Philippine breakfast varies a lot. Aside from the ones mentioned above, we have pan de sal (simple bread roll with a little bit of salt), loaf bread (plain, with jam or peanut butter), pancakes, cereal, eggs (sunny side up, overeasy, scrambled, hard boiled), bacon, hams, sausages, fish (fried, grilled), beef tapa, croissant, coffee, tea, milk, fruit juices, corned beef, canned sardines/tuna, instant noodles, siopao, local dumplings, cupcakes, etc… Or better yet, whatever was left over from last night’s dinner.

    It really depends on personal circumstances — economic status, convenience, and preference.

  121. Wow – amazing blog post. The Polish breakfast looks delicious – actually most of them do. I don’t know if we have a traditional breakfast in South Africa. We are quite a cosmopolitan nation with regards to food. Some will have the full English, others the continental, healthy fruit, muesli and yoghurt is popular, porridge too and then their are those that only have coffee.

  122. I live in Canada and have never had perogies for breakfast. I’m from Poland and “jajecznica” is just Polish for scrambled eggs.
    Also, I believe naan is an Indian bread, Arabic countries have different types of traditional “breads” but I’m sure that they don’t call it naan.

  123. Nice article. People need to relax. This is a great blog entry & though it may not be entirely accurate, it is a good attempt at introducing culinary diversity on breakfast tables throughout the world. In Sweden- I have eaten Pannkaka offered at breakfast buffets in restaurants and hotels all over Sweden. Pannkaka is not a staple breakfast item but, it is a Swedish breakfast option. So stop acting like what you eat for breakfast is the law of the land. In America- not everyone eats Denny’s Lumberjack Pancakes for breakfast. Some people might have a bagel. Get it?

  124. Jacques Menard Reply

    My very, very favourite meal of the day, but. perogies for breakfast! Not in Canada eh?
    If you wanted something distinctive for the Canadian breakfast you could has gone with stack pf pancakes (made from the world’s best durum wheat) well slathered with the finest maple syrup (from Quebec certainenment) shouldered by Ontario Mennonite sausages. I won’t feed the stereotype by saying a should all be downed with a bottle of Canadian lager although I’ve seen this done. I prefer kickass strong black coffee.

  125. A Cook Not Mad Reply

    Nowhere in this post does the writer say that these are “typical” breakfasts. I’m Canadian and I’ve never had perogies for breakfast either. But obviously someone at some point had these breakfasts and they do look pretty tasty.

  126. Another Polish Girl Reply

    I have to agree with ‘very polish girl’. That is not a typical Polish breakfast. I have never seen placki ziemniaczane (potato pancakes) eaten for breakfast either. What my family typically eats for our first meal of the day is simple; bread (still warm if it comes straight from the bakery) with cheese and assorted meats, sliced tomato, cucumber, and pickle, boiled eggs, and tea or coffee. Oh, and lots of butter, but that part could be just my family. There’s usually also something sweet to top off the meal. (that again might just be my family though) And, I never noticed this before until now, scrambled eggs are in fact typically eaten on the weekends. Another food we have for breakfast occasionally on weekends is Nalesniki (it’s like a thin pancake/a Polish version of the crepe). You can eat them with basically anything.

    Despite the somewhat inaccuracy of the article, I did enjoy it. There is a good variety of breakfasts, and every one looks absolutely delicious. I feel the need to save this page in hope that one day I’ll be able to eat every meal on the list.

  127. SuckItUpButtercup Reply

    A Canadian breakfast without maple syrup – I don’t think so! Perogies???? Give me some french toast smothered in proper maple syrup and back bacon.

  128. I have lived all over Canada and I have never seen anyone eat perogies for breakfast….We have such a multicultural society that almost every culture contributes at least a little bit to our overall diets…but usually breakfast consists of any of the following: pancakes, french toast, hash browns, fruit, toast, eggs, cereal, coffee, teas, juices, etc…good try though

  129. I’ve lived in Korea for almost two years and I’ve never seen anyone eat bibimbap for breakfast.
    They either eat jjuk (rice porridge) or kimbap (comparable to Japanese maki rolls without the fish).

    Canadian breakfast NEEDS to include maple syrup and Canadian bacon. You’re better off saying Canadians eat poutine for breakfast then perogies.

    But good list, I’m salivating from all the food.

  130. Hi, just a short note to let you know that a traditional breakfast in Germany consists of either Rye or sweet bread with butter, quark, and jam. Washed down with coffee. On weekends you have a boiled egg as well.

  131. Yummy list! I think Poland wins! But I agree with Shelley…A real Canadian breakfast must include maple syrup…on everything!

  132. So many of them look delish! One of my fave’s when eating out – vegetable skillet with a fried egg and cheese on top, throw under the broiler and voila! Great at home too – use up left over roasted veg, cheddar or goats cheese, and 1/2 grapefruit! In winter – great before a long cross country ski! Otherwise, homemade pancakes with blueberries. Like Kristina commented – maple syrup to finish it off is a must!

  133. i knew the korean breakfast as soon as i seen it.
    spent about 3 weeks in korea and cant say i enjoyed the food!
    culture shock for sure!

  134. Mangu is the best thing everrrr. Even tho the picture posted here is not the traditional Mangu platter, it still looks delicious.

  135. A full “English” breakfast MUST NOT have hash browns, you do not get hash browns in the UK and it is not something we would have in a full English breakfast. Black pudding IS required for it to be a proper full English but you have no obligation to eat it.

    • I’d have to disagree with you there Toby. A full English would not be a full English for me without a hash brown – along with the egg they’re the best bit. And I’ve had them on plenty of breakfasts in the UK!

  136. Er…not sure who the person who gave the Swedish breakfast is but that is no breakfast. As a Swede, I can say that most people associate pancakes with lunch. The whole pancakes as breakfast is more derived from the other countries. When it comes to breakfast, an ordinary one in Sweden would be a cup of coffee, a glass of orange juice or milk, a sandwich with butter, cheese and ham (or cucumber/tomato/bell pepper). Many also eat “kalles”caviar or “melted cheese” or leverpastej (some kind of pork liver/lard spread). If it is a full breakfast and not just a quick simple one, then it one could add cereals (musli), porridge, bacon, eggs and etc.

  137. I’m Canadian. I’ve lived in Canada my whole life, but I have to say I’ve never heard of anyone eating that for breakfast before. Most commonly it’s eggs/sausage/french toast/pancakes, and for the latter two – COVERED in Maple Syrup 🙂

    Other than that, excellent post!

  138. Hey guys. You have a pretty decent list but missing one important one. This list should have included a Jamaican breakfast. We typically eat hard food meaning boil green banana, boil dumplings and yam, with ackee and saltfish, with a cup of tea, a lot of the time mint.

  139. Really enjoyed your post & your friendly replies to everyone. Good job…people responded so well. Hope you do another interesting post. Just have to smile at idea of perogis for breakfast in Canada

  140. I lived in uganda and never have had that. Usually it Chai and bread of some kind maybe eggs. that looks more like lunch or dinner food but maybe it’s a Baganda thing….

  141. You’ve said “hello” (good day) rather than “thank you” for the German post – you need “Danke schön” or “vielen Dank”.

    Thanks for the article – made me hungry!

  142. English breakfast, hash browns/’shrooms are optional – black pudding is the best thing ever, get it down you!

  143. OK, seriously? Americans usually do not “typically” have a stack of blueberry pancakes and bacon. On a weekday when you’re rushing out of the door, Americans have something like plain old cereal and coffee, or something quicker like toast. But when we go ALL out at perhaps a restaurant or Sunday breakfast, you can typically have (yes) any combination of: a big stack of pancakes (blueberry, chocolate chip, plain, etc.), bacon, an egg, toast, fruit, grits, homefries (like cooked thick potato chunks that are seasoned), or an omlette, usually washed down with coffee or orange juice.

  144. Swedes don’t eat pancakes for breakfast! Possibly American style pancakes on the weekend…
    The Swedish pancake is normally eaten as an afternoon snack or traditionally served as a dessert to yellow pea soup on a Thursday.

    Swedish breakfeast is generally more like the Danish. But without the chocolate. 🙂

  145. 48 (Costa Rica) is a knockoff of Nicaragua’s breakfast. 65% of Costa Ricas’s mainland belonged to Nicaragua in the 18th century, that’s where they got “their” breakfast from. Copycats!

  146. The Egyptian ‘foul madames’ is spot on, but most people have it alongside some falafel(called Ta’meyya in Egypt), a plate of white cheese with tomatoes and olive oil and some tea with milk.

  147. Although ceviche is probably the best known dish from Peru, it’s rarely the option for breakfast… unless you have been partying all night and are heading back home at 6am!
    The most typical sunday breakfast in Lima would be “tamal con salsa criolla” a hearty seasoned fresh corn tamal, wrapped in banana leaves with marinated onions sauce on top. Also “sanguche de chicharron con camote”, a sandwich with fried pork roast slices and fried sweet potato. A cup of coffee or a glass of hot “emoliente”, a drink made of toasted barley, herbs and a squeeze of lime juice; help to wash everything down.

  148. I’m Canadian. I’ve never ever ever ever had perogies for breakfast!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen it at any breakfast restaurant either!!… In Canada you get eggs, toast, jam, pancakes, french toast, sausage, and BACON, that kind of stuff!!!

  149. Perogi for breakfast in Canada??? NEVER!!!!
    Granola in Denmark??? NEVER!!! Museli …maybe…but more meat cheese eggs..yummmm

  150. Awesome post, but I’m Canadian and I can say I’ve never known someone to eat perogies for breakfast haha. Lunch, dinner they’re delicious, but good ol’ eggs & bacon would be more typical for us Canadian folk!

  151. i think that i can say with utmost certainty as an American, that neither I nor any other person born in this country has any idea what muesli is (in fact, I even had to “copy and paste” it b/c i don’t even know how to pronounce it, let alone spell it).

  152. Great site!! Please research the Hawaiian breakfast more, not what the locals eat
    Spam, Portuguese sausage, eggs and rice is more like it

  153. Ulster Fry FTW!!!! superior to its english counterpart with the addition of potato bread and soda bread!!! unreal!!

  154. Most Americans, (At least the Americans I know don’t eat pancakes and bacon. They opt for the milk and cereal only.

  155. Hey, Indian breakfast shown is far away from what people eat in India..Sausage is not a popular stuff in India..99% of Indians havent tasted sausages.. Breads like roti, naan are consumed but not regular breads..

  156. Swedish pancakes are never eaten at breakfast. They are usually eaten at lunch or at dinner accompanied with soup. For breakfast Swedes usually have a sandwich or cereal.

  157. Tofu scramble? Veggie sausage? Banana pepper what? Sorry but in what part of India has anyone ever heard of, let alone eaten this as breakfast? I appreciate the effort behind the post but the source behind the India story seems to be completely misinformed.

    The only sentence in that category I agree with is breakfast in India varies hugely depending on the region that you are in. However some safe (popular) bets would be the Idli/dosa/upma/poha/paratha/bread.

  158. We do eat empanadas in Venezuela, but our typical breakfast is made up of arepas or cachapas! The arepas are filled with cheese, hams, beans, meats, anything you want really. And the cachapas with one or two different types of cheeses 😀 delicious! and for drinks, coffee, toddy (our milk chocolate) or chicha.

  159. You missed one of the best Breakfasts of all, Dim Sum.

    Although I guess it could be argued that it’s more of a brunch.

    Absolutely delicious.

  160. Just because you woke up late does not mean that is what Ghanaian eat for breakfast thank you.
    We have large variety of porridges and other breakfast items. The waakye pictured is actually a dinner or maybe a late lunch food.

  161. I beg to differ on the Hawaiian and Japanese breakfasts. Portugese sausage, egg & rice or some other kind of bento for here in Hawaii…and don’t forget the traditional bowl of breakfast miso soup for Japan. But great post!

  162. an aussie breakfast definitely not the 11th one!! it shouldnt be on the list
    vegemite is the worst and only thing aussies ever invented disgusting………

  163. A more traditional breakfast in Thailand would be rice porridge “Khow Tom”, or a simple fried rice dish.

  164. Well,-
    – “pogacsa”-s (salty, cheesy or crackling filled scones) are very popular at any time of the day as appetizers or “beer skater”-s – but not for breakfast!
    One picture from the comments above shows the proper breakfast of the hungarian countryside = salami, ham, homemade chorizo like sausage in omlett with capsicum and “szalonna”(home made bacon),white bread, pork crackling, tea with lemon and before everything a shot of apricot or plum brandy…(not on the picture)

  165. fantastic effort… as many others have (rightly) made their indignation felt bout the so-called indian breakfast… i wouldn’t want to add to it… frankly… have never heard of any of the things u describe in my whole life being described as Indian breakfast…

    but i’d give my right arm for an authentic english breakfast… sigh!!

  166. The Indian breakfast is WRONG. I’ve lived and travelled around India for 26 years and have never even heard of, forget eat what was mentioned here! Please correct and get rid of the absolutely random food you’ve put here. Try aloo pranthas, idli, dosa, poha. That’s indian breakfast!

  167. What about the amazing Israeli breakfast? that’s absolutely the BEST breakfast in the world, it should be the star of your list!

  168. I live in Canada and never once have had perogies for breakfast. I recognize that you want to show the interesting and exotic breakfast dishes on offer around the world but don’t call them the typical or norm breakfasts if you don’t know for sure. Also been to Peru and they dont make a big show of breakfast..usually just coffee, toast with butter or jam.

  169. Indian breakfast is totally mistaken , nothing like the picture shows. it varies from place to place and usually very nutritious especially in South India.

  170. I’m from Germany and I’ve never eaten this much “wurst” for breakfast. For me a typical weekday breakfast consists of german bread/rolls/toast with jam, cheese or cold meat along with coffee/hot chocolat/tea. Some just eat a bowl of cereals with milk.
    Extensive weekend breakfasts consist of rolls/croissants/toast with a large selection of jams, cheeses from around the globe and the mentioned “wurst” along with fresh orange juice, boiled or scrambled eggs, coffee, yoghurt and other delicious things you can find in the supermarkets and farmer’s markets.

    Don’t get me wrong: The article was entertaining nevertheless, I just wanted to correct things I know 🙂

  171. The Indian breakfast is sooooooo wrong….pls understand even though our breakfast changes as per regions….none of the regions eat rosemary infused potatoes….bcoz Rosemary is not an Indian herb and not easily available here. I doubt if many people even know about this herb!!
    So please change the Indian breakfast and No Thanks to Arvind Grover who provided the input for the same

  172. Hey something its wrong i mean a im mexican and mexican people dont eat that we Eat eggs or quesadillas with salsa and milk i mean cmon!

  173. Letghreshvnnaxoxi Reply

    Parathas are not dipped in tea. That’s simply ridiculous. Parathas are usually spicy/salty, and tea is sweet. Aloo parathas are not just stuffed with vegetables, but a key ingredient is the “aloo” itself – potatoes.

  174. I am a Canadian and I have eaten Perogies for breakfast!!! Several times!!! Usually more for Brunch, which will combine some breakfast and lunch foods, but I have definitely eaten them with eggs and toast!

  175. The English (“full” that is) breakfast to me is:-
    Sausage, Fried egg, Fried tomato, Mushroom, Fried potato (diced), Baked beans, Black pudding, Bacon with Fried bread.
    And a very large mug of sweet tea, although I usually drink coffee.
    And a light one is marmalade on toast in the summer. we as kids use to put clotted cream on weetabix with jam. Where have all those teeth gone?

  176. Oh yes by the way, Black pudding is English. That’s not to say it’s not Scotch, Usavanian and Canadian as well. It is our Black Country delicacy.

  177. Venezuela’s breakfast are NOT empanadas… “Arepas” are the usual meal. Adn if it were to be empanas they DONT look like that!

  178. Canada. A Typical Restaurant Breakfast would be fried eggs, peameal bacon or maple bacon, pan fried potatoes (home fries), english muffin or toast and perhaps pancakes if it’s a big breakfast.

  179. hi, i just wanted to tell you that the german breakfast does not look like that.. while we do eat bread and cheese and ham as well as other (mostly thinly sliced) sausage a lot of people prefer buns (Brötchen) and many eat jam or honey and butter along with that..

  180. This post is wonderful, I am sick and tired of having almost the same breakfast everyday, now I can try some of these:-)

  181. Thanks, I love this post! I am from Malaysia and yes, that Malaysian breakfast you have up there is inaccurate. But this is a blogpost, not an encyclopedia entry. So you’re forgiven, heh 🙂 I still love having a glimpse of what the rest of the world eats to kickstart their day. I am even psyched to research some recipes and have a taste at making them myself.

  182. I am Canadian, and I have personally never met a Canadian that eats pierogis for breakfast (and I have lived in almost every province). Maybe a Polish Canadian thing??? More like Canadian peameal bacon, eggs, homefries (pan fried potatoes), toast, and some good old maple cured beans. Mmmmmm

  183. this is very disturbing to watch…. The costa rican break fast is actually a NICARAGUA traditional dish… just fyi !!! dont get confused!

  184. About the Venezuelan breakfast… who and where was this picture taken???… not Venezuela, yes we eat empanadas but not so much as breakfast and they do NOT look like that! the are the are made of corn flour and then fried, these look mostly like Argentinians in any case, and what is that tomato/ onion salsa and lemon doing there???
    Where is the Pabellon criollo, the AREPA?!?!
    Sooooo disaponted! 🙁

  185. I have to agree with many other commenters here. I’m Canadian and never have I ever eaten perogies for breakfast, nor have I ever even considered them an option. Who was this source who told you this!? And again; really? No maple syrup???

  186. Awesome!! But you’re missing the Ethiopian breakfast – we have the most unique and tasty dishes. 🙂

  187. shukriya nahin ch***** arvindgrover.. who gave entirely wrong picture of indian breakfast…. its tea, parantha, dosa, idli, poori aloo across india.

  188. As amazing as ceviche is, it’s not served at breakfast. I’ve been living in peru for months and it’s pretty pan, jugo, and cafe oriented meal in the morning.

  189. Those things you call nachos are not nachos.. those are chilaquiles! and are indeed a very popular breakfast in México. Cheers!

  190. Wow quite a sight….all the yummy stuff together:)But I dont agree the indian breakfast shown is quite the true version.We have lot of indian foods like idli,dosa,upma,batura,pongal,puri,uthappam etc etc and a variety of curries rather than just bread.Havent come across a family that eats bread for breakfast here.I am from a state called Kerala in India.We have lots of delicious food that you would love to try:)

  191. I dont agree the indian breakfast shown is quite the true version.We have lot of indian foods like idli,dosa,upma,batura,pongal,puri,uthappam etc etc and a variety of curries rather than just bread.Havent come across a family that eats bread for breakfast here.I am from a state called Kerala in India.We have lots of delicious food that you would love to try:)

  192. Good grief, people are just too critical. After you have spent hours doing the research and then more time writing and re-writing the article/blog, then you can be so critical. The author simply said these were 50 Best Breakfasts of the World…not the typical breakfast. The author got the information from someone in that country, I have no doubt-so blame your fellow countrymen for misleading her.
    Otherwise, I thoroughly enjoyed the article.
    Thanks for the hard work!

  193. C’mon in Poland no one eats salad or potato pancakes for breakfast. “Jajecznica” of course, with sausage, or onion. My favourite is with mushrooms(chanterelles!), fresh tomato and camembert (makes it not so Polish, but I just love it!:)

    We are a sandwich nation! Typical breakfast? bread or rolls with butter and whatever you like: cheese with ketchup, ham, hard boiled eggs and vegetables like tomato, cucamber. I also recommend what we called: “twarożek”. it is cottage cheese with sour cream and some veggies like onion, radish, chives.

    a lot of people nowadays choose things like yoghurt with fruit and muesli.

    We drink tea and coffee or cocoa:)

    I love breakfast!!! I love this article!!! and the whole discussion that started because of it:)

  194. Perogies for breakfast?! No, this does not happen in Canada. Is it possible that someone, somewhere, did indeed have perogies with breakfast in some far off corner of Canada at one point? Yes, possible…but if so that person should be shot.

  195. Hello… I am Hungarian, and although “pogácsa” does exist in Hungary, I have never met any living Hungarian eating it for breakfast. Hungarians do not really have breakfast (just like many other nations don’t), but if they do, they will eat some bread with butter and meat or cheese on top, with some tomatoes or paprika (sweet). Certainly nothing sweet or hot… that is the only thing certain. Hungarian kitchen is in the top 6 in the world, but only for lunch and dinner… breakfast is not a popular meal in Hungary.

  196. Everything looked well nice, only thing is the lack of arepas! Arepas! A must for Venezuela, personally i’d add it for Colombia too. I even had them myself this morning- delish!

  197. I’m surprised you didn’t mention natto (fermented soybeans normally mixed with a raw egg and soy sauce) for the Japanese breakfast. It is considered very “traditional” for Japanese breakfasts… and like someone else pointed out, miso soup!

  198. As a Dominican…I still don’t understand how most people can eat mangu for breakfast. It does make for a delicious lunch or dinner.

  199. How could you not include ISRAELI BREAKFAST!? It probably would have been the best on the list… they’re stunning: Lots of eggs, cream cheese, tomato and cucumber salads, tuna, dips, different breads. Delish!

  200. I’m so damn hungry now. THANKS! ;^)> Off to fry an egg and see what else I have in the fridge to add to it!

  201. Great list. There is some question over the inclusion of hash browns though. This is an American addition to breakfast that has worked it’s way onto the British plate.

  202. Lovely !!! Would be trying some of them :-)) . Very few dishes mentioned for the Indian Breakfast though..

  203. As has been pointed out numerous times already, the Indian breakfast is way off the mark. Rosemary isn’t common, neither are sausages or “banana pepper toast”. Sounds like something a foreigner to India would order at a hotel, but it in no way represents what the population at large eats for breakfast. Look at http://www.indianfoodforever.com/indian-breakfast/ for examples.

  204. The traditional Colombian breakfast is called “Calentado” and it consist of rice and kidneys beans reheated from the day before, a fried egg, an arepa, and/or grilled steak or chorizo. Maybe in that one place the soup is served but the rest of Colombia has calentado.

  205. There’s no such thing as a traditional Swedish breakfast, and if there was it would not include pancakes.
    Though many Swedes eat them on Thursdays, after a nice bowl of pea soup.

  206. I was born and raised in Thailand, spend the first 30 years of my life there. I never once had the breakfast you mentioned, don’t even know anyone who did. I’m looking forward to trying it sometimes.

  207. I will have to disagree with Venezuela … Though empanadas are popular arepas are more popular breakfad item 🙂 overall great post : D

  208. Canadian breakfast is perogies? I think not… if it ain’t smothered in homemade maple syrup, it ain’t Canadian breakfast

  209. Beg to differ with about what a traditional American breakfast consists of … usually closer to an Irish/Scottish/English fry … eggs any style, bacon, sausage or ham, toast and hashbrowns with a side of sliced tomatoes/fruit on a bed of leafy greens … another popular option is a vegetable stuffed cheese omelet with the above mentioned sides. Frankly though, most Americans usually go a little skimpy on the breakfast meal, usless it’s Saturday or Sunday.

  210. Koreans don’t eat that bibimbab for breakfast. it’s usually for lunch. but of course you can eat it if you want.

  211. Oops … meant to thank you for your post, and all the research that went into it. Enjoyed seeing and hearing about the wonderful foods you presented, even while some of us disagree about what is traditional. And, yes I know tomatoes are fruits!

  212. 14: Welsh Breakfast,

    Rarebit is not just simply cheese on toast (as lush as it is), it is eggs whisked and then grated cheese added to the mixture until thick and stodgy, spread on bread and then grilled. Much better than cheese on toast 🙂

  213. Great blog. But you got the Indian breakfast incorrect. True, being a large country we have different foods in every region but bread/ toast, rosemary,and tofu are not an Indian staple. Up north they prefer to eat much heavier with parathas (similar to Pakistan), puri, bhatura (deep fried flour bread eaten with chickpeas), samosas, stuffed naan etc. South they prefer Idlis, dosai (rice pancake), uttapam. West they eat a bunch of things like vada pao (potato fritters served in a bun), pao bhaji, misal pao, upma, poha and East they eat luchi and vegetabes (another version of puri). People in Leh have momos and thupka. I think you could do another blog on 50 best breakfast in India
    Nevertheless great attempt. Breakfast on me next time you’re travelling to India.

  214. My pick is the ENGLISH BREAKFAST! I recall ordering that in Amsterdam and it was the best damn thing ever.

    I must’ve been full for days!! haha!!

    Pain au chocolate and croissants are personal favorites for breakfast as well though 😉 Great pictures!!

    Cathy Trails

  215. You should add toutons and bologna to this! Best breakfast ever, they eat it in Newfoundland, Canada. Toutons are fried bread dough which they cover in maple syrup.

  216. Suresh Jonna Reply

    I am an Indian. I have Never seen that Indian breakfast anywhere before in my life. What is Tofu?banana pepper toast?

    All I eat is Idli, Dosa, Lemon rice, Different kinds of rice baths, Vada, South Indian oily Chapathi, Upma or Uppit.

    However, this is an excellent post? Thank you

  217. Wow, I loved this post. With food and culture being some of my biggest interests, I thought this was really cool. Looking through them, I was amazed by some of the epic breakfast menus certain cultures have. If only I can travel the world, I can only hope :-/

  218. juan de la cruz Reply

    I love Philippine, South Indian and full English.

    Philippines- Garlic rice, egg, coffee and a choice of meat (fried milk/driedfish/sardines, sausage, longganisa, beef tapa.

    South Indian- poori/paratha/idli, kari/masala(vegetables or meat), chutney and tea.

    Full english- egg, hashbrowns, mushroom, bacon, beans, toast, coffee/tea

  219. Indianfoodlover Reply

    I liked the idea of 50 breakfasts but after going through all the blogs, I must say this that the editor of this post has disappointed a lot of people across the nations and is misleading all the people who are reading this.

    This post should esther be updated with all the comments received or this should completely be removed by Stumble and replace with a new one.

    Otherwise, I am suspecting the credibility of all the content presenters by Stumbleupon.

    • Isabel Clift Reply

      Hi there Indianfoodlover.

      The breakfasts shown in the post are meals you can have in each country. With so many variations on this much-loved meal, we couldn’t possibly claim to show the ‘only’ breakfast people eat in each place – I don’t think that concept exists, anyway!

      If you think we’ve missed a breakfast, let us know in the comments – we are loving finding out about all the different variations for brekkie around the world.



  220. the best and most famous breakfast is Kurdish breakfast.you can taste it best in Diyarbakır Hasan Paşa Hanı.i tried most of the list and they are realy delicious too.great list 😉

  221. A very fun post, love the comments because it only underscores how passionate we all are about food – which is why I write about food, travel & culture. I love to experience breakfast around the world, like any meal it varies widely.

    Being Canadian, I would like to address the example shown of breakfast in Canada. Perogies MIGHT be served in certain parts of Alberta where the population has a higher percentage of those who’s heritage is Polish/Ukrainian but it is certainly is not typical.

    I recognized the photo right away — Perogies & Sausage from Calgary’s Nellie’s Cosmic Cafe (http://www.urbanspoon.com/rph/15/191137/calgary-nellie-s-cosmic-cafe-restaurant-photos) a restaurant that only serves breakfast, all day everyday. It is served with eggs, sour cream and toast. One of their dishes that represent the diverse nature of Canada’s cultural landscape.

    Canada is a big country, in Nova Scotia you might see a lobster scramble on the menu, in Montreal you might lean towards croissant & coffee (or a dam good beagle!) and in Vancouver you will find smoked salmon benedict as a local offering. If you were a guest in our homes, you might enjoy a breakfasts more closely associated with our heritage.

    Canada is one, very BIG melting pot! But most of us are simple folk, eating on the run, cereals, pastries, & fried egg sandwiches.

    Come & visit and see or yourself. 😉

  222. For the Scottish post – that is black pudding in the picture, not haggis. For the Welsh breakfast, I don’t know many who have cheese on toast for breakfast, and Rarebit is not just Cheese on toast. Rarebit includes a beaten egg, cheese, mustard(usually wholegrain)and stout. Lava bread would be the most traditional, if a very aqquired taste, breakfast. Not eaten by many people in Wales these days.

  223. I’m Canadian, and I have never eaten perogies for breakfast.. Maybe I’m not a traditionalist… 😉

  224. Two potato pancakes on breakfast in Poland? o.O
    I’m from Poland, and for dinner- yes, but not for breakfast…

  225. Hahah something funny because I dont think so that in traditional Polish breakfast are potato pancakes. but ok XD

    Hawaiian. Swedish, Icelandic, Italian, Thai, Mexican, Malaysian, Korean and Chinese are my favorite, Asian cuisine rules!!! : D

  226. Regards Polish breakfast, nobody in Poland eat potato pancakes for breakfest. Mayby for dinner. We don’t have national breakfast dish. We eat scrambled eggs, soft boiled eggs, poached eggs, omelletes, sandwiches, porridge, corn flakes, sausages, cottage chease etc.

  227. I would agree with some other comments – Israeli breakfasts are amazing, and sorely missed from this list! There’s the traditional Israeli breakfast with eggs, small salads, tuna, cream cheese, fetta cheese, great fresh bread, juice and coffee (excellent coffee at that. Also, Shakshuka is awesome! An Israeli breakfast dish of stewed tomatoes and red peppers with eggs dropped on top. You dip fresh bread into it to eat it. Super yummy!

  228. Helo!

    i only wanted to deny the fact, that polish ppl eat potato pancakes on breakfast, common, it’s too heavy on your stomach in the morning and too time consuming. we usually eat sandwiches, scrambled eggs with toasts or cereals.

    the same goes for Canadian. i’m polish, and pierogies are a polish meal, so i can asure you, that noone would eat them on breakfast ;p
    and polish breakfast look really much like canadian one on the picture.

    have a nice breakfast tomorrow!

  229. That´s not a Venezuelan breakfast! those are Argentinian “empanadas”.
    We usually eat “arepas” for breakfast (made from corn) , filled with meat, chesse or jam, fresh fruit juices and coffe.

  230. I’m a Canadian, and although I have heard of people eating perogies for breakfast, I think a more generally accepted and popular breakfast would be a lumberjack breakfast. This usually consists of: 2+ slices of back bacon, 2 maple flavored sausages, 4 eggs over easy, potato chunks fried with onions (homefries), 2 slices of toast with jam and butter,and 2-3 gigantic pancakes drowning in up to 2 shot glasses full of high test maple syrup. oh and all of this is washed down with 3-4 cups of good strong coffee. If that doesn’t get you up on your feet and ready to wrestle with grizzlies I dunno what will. (just joking about the grizzlies, what’d you think we are savages?) anyways that’s a good Canadian breakfast! sounds pretty good eh?

  231. I enjoyed reading this but would definitely have liked it more if it were more accurate. The Asian breakfasts (with the exception of Vietnam) were pretty far off. They’re right for the country but not typically considered breakfast foods. As far as Chinese breakfasts go, it’s typically steamed buns, porridge, scallion pancakes, fried crullers, dumplings and stuff like that. Porridge is a typical breakfast in much of Asia, not those greasy noodles. Though pancakes are popular for breakfast, Canadian breakfasts and American breakfasts are probably alike. If not cereal, then muffins, pastries, bagels, eggs, sausages, bacon, toast, etc. Let’s also try to remember that America is highly diverse and any of the above can be considered typical in an American home. People do not typically eat pancakes on a day to day basis because of the amount of time it takes to prepare them.

  232. I’m sure that “someone somewhere” had these for breakfast, but I’m also sure that a “someone somewhere” has had beer and left over pizza for breakfast. I know this. I’ve done this. And yet I can guarantee that beer and cold pizza is not a typical American breakfast, nor is it the best just because I personally enjoyed it. This was a great article, but it does need some more research.

  233. many places sell perogies for breakfast. i thought the lumberjack breakfast has a choice of perogies..

  234. The Lebanese breakfast has a lot of variety such as mankousheh, kishik, and a lot others. I wonder why it is not mentioned. Also the Iraqi breakfast too of qahi and gheimar is very famous and delicious.

  235. I live in Greece (originally from UK) and they don’t really ‘do’ breakfast here – my mum always said its the most important meal of the day! I love brakfast! x

  236. The Hawaiian breakfast is wrong. It should be more like portuguese sausage, egg, and rice (with a packet of soy sauce “shoyu”). Spam or steak as the protein is a popular option. The rice is a must, everything else (especially fruit) is base on personal preference.

  237. Dude – I live in hawaii, and while we do eat fruit, I can honestly say that my breakfasts has never consisted of fruit and a bagel. Maybe one or the other, but never both. Not to mention, that is a rarity for here. Hawaii, like most US States, have some kind of starch (rice here), meat (Sausage, whether it be portugese, longginesa or some other sausage), and eggs.

    Someone pointed out Mac Salad, but I’ve never seen that on a morning plate before. That’s some craziness! LOL.

    My suggestion- do a little more research before you post stuff. 😉

  238. Pakistani is not correct either, poori and hulva is what ive seen for breakfast… ive never seen someone eat the dish they have listed for BREAKFAST for lunch yea but not breakfast =

  239. I’m from Canada, and I have yet to eat perogies for breakfast so i’m not sure what your source is for this info. However it does sound like a great idea!

  240. I’m canadian and perogies are definitely not a breakfast food. They are for dinner, maybe lunch on special occasions. I also know that probably over half of canadians don’t even know what perogies are… they are a mennonite dish.

  241. There should be one of the breakfast from Nepal as well. We have different sub cultures and every culture have their own kind of breakfast. Everyone would like to see that.

  242. Mangu is awesome, I usually only have this on sunday in a cafeteria in front of the first cathedral of the Americas. Awesome stuff but you need to take a walk after as its a really heavy meal.

  243. I would like to mention that this site is very interesting and I enjoyed reading poois contformaçoes intereçantes very important
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  244. I love, love, love this post! It’s funny how people in some places eat so much and those in other countries get by with just a piece of toast. The Moroccan one looks pretty good. change indian break fast

  245. well we in alberta canada eat perogies for breakfast, at the very least at restaurants. most places have a “ukrainian breakfast” on the menu: sausage, eggs, perogies , and sour cream. mmm. also seen perogies at breakfast buffets. perhaps it’s just an alberta thing?

  246. polish girl Reply

    Poland: “scrambled eggs joined by two potato pancakes” ???? Kitchen Chick probably never been to Poland…

  247. The great Alaska breakfast is sourdough pancakes. Any traveler to Alaska really should have some. They can be hard to find, as real sourdough batter must be prepared the night before, and, ideally, should sit for 24 hours. So some places run out, early. Each roadhouse that serves them has a variation that tastes a bit different, some mild, some strong. The ultimate is sourdough pancakes made with wild Alaska blueberries, in season.

    And, yes, they really do eat reindeer sausage in Alaska, and it is delicious. A reindeer is essentially a domesticated caribou (or deer), but you can’t sell wild game.

    The great puzzle is why you can’t find sourdough pancakes in the rest of the U.S.? Is it because of overly restrictive health laws? They say some sourdough starters in Alaska are over a century old. And so are some Alaskans who eat sourdough pancakes.

    Very interesting article. Good work!

  248. malaysian breakfast is nasi lemak!! can be found sold by the road side in almost all residential area….or roti canai…something like pratha…but better…nyumnyummm

  249. The Indian breakfast is more like what a few airline companies might serve for breakfast… Rosemary roasted potatoes is not really what we eat at home in India, unless we’re impressing guests…

  250. as much as I love the rest of the breakfasts…the breakfast in China is totally inaccurate! Ever heard of dim sum? it is NOT a lot like lunch and dinner at all…in fact it looks somewhat like what you have posted for the Mongolian breakfast.

  251. I love this post but i must say that is in noway an egyptian breakfast :s! foul and ta3meya not tehina, we don’t eat tehina in the morning or that white thing whats that yoghurt? and zucchini? no thats totally wrong hehe. But kool post anyways.

  252. Greek breakfast is not included? Turkish breakfast looks really poor but usually a Turkish and Greek breakfast have so many other choices and so rich 🙂

  253. In the Bahamas we do eat grits for breakfast but never with shrimp! Usually we have it with fire engine, which is steamed corn beef, or steamed sausage, which is bologna. Just FYI

  254. Hi, I noticed you didn’t mention Sri Lanka’s breakfast offerings. Is this because you’ve never tried them or because you did not have room. If not i suggest you do try it, they have these kind of coconut flour pancake with an egg cracked in the middle called an egg hopper that you eat with a chicken or fish curry usually with some dahl and steamed rice with a myriad of chutneys and sambals to dip.

  255. That danish breakfast hit spot!
    The only minus is the chocolate thing.. I have never met anyone who ate a piece of plain chocolate for breakfast, it would probaly be some chocolate spread instead, like nutella..
    But ry bread(or rugbrød, as it is called in denmark) is the most common thing to eat, and not only for breakfast, also for lunch and sometimes dinner, and you cant find any bread that is healtier than ry bread, you just cant, and the taste is amazing, and it only gets better with the classical cheese or salami with a little bit of jam!:-)
    Oatmeal and oatflakes are also very common, or another kind of porridge, called øllebrød, wich is made from ry bread, milk, sugar and sometimes chocolate. It taste amazing!
    Beside that, cornflakes is also very common indeed..

  256. South American breakfast Reply

    What a great article! just makes me wish I could wake up every morning in a different country and enjoy every single different option. Still I think you didn’t choose the best Colombian option which to me is definitely a tamal from Tolima or Ayacos de maiz, buñuelos, pan de queso… I’m getting so crazy hungry. I recommend you checking also a lot of recipes food and facts about South America here http://www.viventura.com/blog

  257. Sorry to say, but the India Breakfast is a somewhat misleading representation of breakfasts consumed all over India. That is more like a afternoon meal than a breakfast

    First of Aloo paranthas (listed under breakfast in Pakistan), is a staple breakfast for Northern India. Southern India has steamed rice preparations, Western India has fried chickpea flour stick or pancakes with tea.

    Anyways, India is too vast to pick 1 breakfast item. I guess someone should do 50 breakfasts from India, as a separate post.

  258. Hawaii has some big people. And that doesn’t come from eating fruit for breakfast. Ask anyone from Hawaii what a local breakfast would be and it most likely would be portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice. (check out a Hawaii McDonalds menu – which also includes some spam!) Or a loco moco which is steamed rice topped with a hamburger patty, overeasy egg, and some gravy.

    Now, that is Hawaii. No offense to your source but I’m sure they’re probably not even from Hawaii and basing that on their continental tourist breakfast.

  259. Ohhh common! That’s not a venezuelan breakfast! I’m venezuelan and empanadas are the last thing I eat for breakfast

  260. Appreciate the effort that has gone into this but it really misses the mark on the Indian breakfast. “Tofu scramble” would be a dish hard to find in India for any meal – much less a breakfast staple. This piece could probably do with a bit more research. The rest of the food looks delicious – I also hope its a bit more authentic.

    Somebody should make a 50 best breakfasts in India list. There is just so much variety even if you just go from one city to another.

  261. India doesn’t really have a traditional breakfast. I was offered the most ridiculous things in India. Curried chicken livers in Chennai and curried eggs on rice in Jaipur.

  262. The tomato bread “Pa amb tomàquet” is unusual outside Catalonia but is known more and more. Of course not is the typical Spanish breakfast.

  263. I love it nd its’ looks delicious but i don’t see africa breakfast meal inside…. I mean nigeria and other meal inside from africa…you only posted Ghana breakfast meal only…. I love you all

  264. Sorry but you’re way off on the Hawaiian breakfast. My wife is from Hawaii and most Hawaiians have Portuguese sausage, rice and eggs or spam rice and eggs for breakfast.

  265. Fantastic post! I can’t wait to try some of these dishes! My only issue with your info is the fact that I don’t know a single Canadian who eats perogies for breakfast. Perhaps in the prairie provinces where there is a heavy Ukrainian influence, but I’d say that anyone living East or North would be much more likely to choose pancakes or waffles with real maple syrup, bacon or sausage, hot or cold cereal, and fresh berries when possible.

  266. This tempted me to visit all the listed countries and try their delicious breakfast. Awesome post!

  267. The essential problem with your post is that you titled it as 50 of the world’s BEST breakfasts. By what measure were they the BEST? To you? If so you should have said it clearly in your write-up, preferably right at the beginning of the article. The breakfasts portrayed are by no means the “BEST”; a *great* number aren’t even typical nor accurate for many of the countries. Some were wildly inaccurate.

    The misinformation in here then gets propagated on other websites and by search engines… I believe you know this entire article was lifted verbatim and republished on designyoutrust.com.

    You say in your responses in the Comments Section that they were just “a” breakfast someone had in that country, that this is a light-hearted picture essay, etc. THEN WHY NOT SAY SO? Don’t call them “50 of the World’s Best Breakfasts”. Words have meaning, and being flippant and cavalier about usage does no one any good.

    Oh, another thing – many of the breakfasts are described as being eaten in the country named. This is simply wrong for many of them. For example that infamous breakfast in India which you describe as:
    “21. Breakfast in India – here we have 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, you would be correct. Shukriya arvindgrover.”
    has been pointed out to be very, very far off the mark – and, from the source you cite (which, at least, is proper of you to do so) it is clear that it was a meal made for the photographer of the picture by his mom in PITTSBURG, PA, USA. It was certainly NOT “Breakfast IN India”.

    The Vietnamese (“29. Breakfast in Vietnam”), Japanese (“33. Breakfast in Japan”), Korean (“39. A Korean breakfast”) breakfasts – all described by you as being IN the respective countries – were all pictures of meals served in restaurants in MELBOURNE, Australia.

    There are more issues with the accuracy of various other pictures too, but here is a link for you and other readers here to ponder: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/813549

  268. Sensitive much?! Reply

    You people are hilarious! I can’t imagine getting so upset on an article about food, regardless of where I’m from or how the country is represented! Evidently the Canadians and Indians have taken over from the poms in the ‘legendary whinging’ competition!

    Havent eaten absolutely everywhere in the world, can see some of the food isn’t typical, but it is just one person’s look at what is essentially a very multicultural world, even within single countries. India is a perfect example – most of the foods mentioned by commenters are eaten by south Indians only, although everyone across the country seems to love chai… this is a country so diverse people don’t even speak the same language from one end of the country to the next. In my experience, most people didn’t even eat breakfast, only chai and hours later would have a main meal (2 per day). But my experience is likely to be different to others!

    Also, love my Vegemite like a good Aussie, breakfast lunch or dinner – any time is good 🙂

  269. I don’t actually know anyone in Canada that has EVER had that breakfast…interesting idea though.
    Also, that isn’t haggis in the Scottish breakfast. You need to research a little harder on that one.

  270. What? No shrimp and grits? In fact, no grits except in the Jamaican breakfast. There’s a lack of credibility afoot.

  271. AnonymousMouse Reply

    Yeah man – Canadian breakfast – totally wrong. NOBODY I have EVER MET (I have lived in Canada for 30 years) ever has perogies (polish) for breakfast.

  272. What a lovely site/sight. Re the Malaysian breakfast, it is representative of some families probably the Malaysia chinese sect. My family always has noodles for breakfast 🙂
    We wouldn’t dream of eating nasi lemak or roti chanai as they are too heavy

  273. I am from Malaysia and we have noodles for breakfast most of the time. Sometimes we have porridge and sometimes dim sum. Malaysia is multi cultural and it depends on which sect you’re from as to what you eat.

  274. Wow!! Awesome dishes! Though I must say, I am from Australia and I definitely wouldnt say Vegemite (yuck) on toast is Australias main breakfast. it actually more like bacon and eggs or pancakes or just cereal.

  275. First of all they are not chilequiles they are chilaquiles, and then nachos are mostly eaten by Americans not Mexicans.

  276. Hey, I’m from Canada and would like to say that there is no such thing as a Canadian breakfast without bacon! Also, we don’t do perogies either, that’s polish. Great post though.

  277. Actually, gallopinto is Nicaraguan and it’s quite disturbing for a nica to see it as a “traditional costa rican breakfast.” Please change that cause it’s not true at all! Put something else and put gallopinto where it belongs, to Nicaragua, which you might as well add it to the list..

  278. I am from Quebec, and as with some of the other countries, I think the breakfasts must change with different areas.
    Most of the time whne I was a kid, we just had fresh homemade buttered toast dipped in maple syrup.
    On weekends, we would have french toast (pain doré) or pancakes.
    For on the go, it would be a muffin or yogourt, or maybe an egg and cheese sandwich.

  279. Thanks for the article. People seems to be taking it wayyy to seriously. As a Canadian I can say that I know people who DO eat perogies for breakfast. It’s a post about food people, calm down.

    • YAY! Made my day – someone who eats a perogi for breakfast! I’ve had a lot of abuse for this post, as you can see. Thanks for letting me know your friend eats perogis for breakfast – it genuinely means a lot 🙂 I’m English and probably have a ‘full English breakfast’ about 5 times a year – doesn’t mean it’s wrong! Thanks again 🙂

  280. I’m Swedish, and after reading the part about the Swedish breakfast, I noticed I could not trust any of the other parts. I’ve never heard of anyone eating pancakes for breakfast in sweden. The type of pancake is correct, but it’s served eiter for lunch or dessert…

    Instead of only bashing, I can explain how most swedes eat breakfast. One or more of the following dishes:
    1. Oatmeal
    2. Crispbread, with all sorts of toppings – http://tinyurl.com/dxraqnb
    3. Coffee (we are one of those nations which tops the list of how much coffee we drink)
    4. Orange juice
    5. Breakfast buns – http://www.biab.info/img/baguetter/9.jpg

  281. I’m a big fan of breakfasts

    I was born in Portugal at the Spanish border lived in France most of my live and a couple of years in England and the US

    I can tell you that the Portuguese Spanish,and French breakfasts lack in accuracy or are simply wrong !

    The English well I’m not sure of the Hash-brows…

    Thanks for the post anyway GREAT IDEA !!!! :)))))))))

  282. Hey it’s me again,
    Sorry for the spelling mistakes (it’s an illness that I have…)


  283. viking bacon lover Reply

    just for the danish breakfast .. “my research has shown that bacon is not actually that popular!” your research has failed.

  284. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who has pancakes for breakfast in Sweden. A typhical breakfast would be toast and cheese, or cereal and milk. And coffee. Lots of it.

  285. I’m surprised that the American breakfast is not on the list. I know the US is a big melting pot but when I think breakfast I think southern comfort American breakfast.Crispy bacon, eggs over easy, hash browns, biscuits w/ sausage gravy with a side of toast and jam. Iv been to over a dozen countries, pacific and middle eastern and I would haft to say that no one else appreciates crispy bacon as an American. Otherwise I liked the list and made me very hungry and miss some of those countries foods.

  286. Canadian breakfast is misrepresented here, without sliced bacon? Or pancakes? And with perogies? Whaaa??? The true Canadian breakfast, or ‘lumberjack’ breakfast, has hashbrowns, eggs any style, bacon, pancakes with REAL maple syrup, and toast with peanut butter and jam. And orange juice and coffe or tea.

  287. In Malaysia – the best n common breakfast isn’t actually noodle soup. It’s Nasi Lemak or Roti Canai. 🙂

  288. It’s really common to hear nicas always claiming that “gallo pinto” ( Costa Rica’s national dish ) belongs to them but what can we say, is another great thing coming from a great country like Costa Rica. Pura Vida.

  289. Bill Randle Reply

    Wonderful article! It made me want to travel some more. As a thirty year resident of four of the major Hawaiian islands, I can say without a doubt that the favorite breakfast is two scoops of rice, fried eggs, Portuguese sausage or Spam and either toast or Portuguese sweet bread. You’ve got to have chili pepper water made with little very hot Hawaiian chilies and (preferably) Kona coffee with condensed milk.

  290. I seriously hope no one thinks these are correct. So many of them are just plain wrong, anyone who’s even been to these countries would know that. Maybe next time you should do your research a bit better…

    But there is one good point in this post – maybe people reading this will realise that there is not only one way to start off the day. As a Finn the thought of eating tons of sweet and greasy food for breakfast is appalling. (Juice/tea/coffee, bread with ham and cheese and cucumber, maybe cereal or porridge and some fresh fruit is my thing.)

    A nice idea, though.

  291. Kind of disappointed with France’s breakfast. I lived in France twice for a year both times, once with host families, and I can tell you that croissants and pain au chocolat are occasional breakfast food (like donuts or pancakes in the USA), but certainly not the everyday fare. It’s much more common to have coffee or tea with bread or brioche, butter/jam/nutella, maybe cereal/muesli or some yogurt. The small treats at the bottom are, as someone in the comments already mentioned, “cannelés,” a specialty from Bordeaux. I have NEVER seen them as a breakfast food. More like a dessert or something to have with coffee or as a snack.

  292. Cool site. Correction: (Danish) bacon is indeed very popular in Denmark, but since Danish breakfast meals are usually cold, they very seldomly include bacon.

  293. vegemite beats marmite hands down. is this even a debate?! 😉

    all joking aside, the french don’t typically eat croissants from breakfast. the ones that DO eat breakfast at all drink black coffee and leftover baguettes, or museli.

    interesting article though! breakfast is the best meal of the day! 🙂

  294. Great post, love breakfast in any country! Might need to add a few of my favorites though, including Greece 🙂

  295. Carlos Noveron Reply


    Those shown in the picture are TOTOPOS, not nachos, nachos are an american invention, and cheese is not a main food either, those crumbles of white cheese (called Panela cheese) are complementary.

  296. Nice mouth-watering article but like a few others, I must insist that the indian breaksfast is totally distorted! Rosemary and Tofu for breakfast in India?? We could probably count the people who have that (despite our population!)
    In fact the Pakistani breakfast seems more appropriate and you’d rather club them both!

  297. I lived in Hungary for roughly 15 years, and almost never saw a Pogácsa for breakfast, unless it was a leftover with nothing else available. As well, several of the foods listed are not correct for the countries.

  298. I didn’t see it addressed in a previous post, but that black disc in the Scottish breakfast isn’t haggis; it’s a black pudding. There’s no haggis on that plate.

  299. emma@gottakeepmovin Reply

    Breakfast is literally one of my favourite things about life. I will happily make it my investment to try every single one of these…!!

  300. I think the Argentinian breakfast is quite accurate, since we don’t usually have any breakfast at all. We usually skip it or just have some mates and toasts. And the “infusion” definition of mate is okay, since it isnt a tea either, i don’t think you can compare it with any other kind of hot drink; its a conteiner ( which is called mate ) full of processed and dried yerba leaves, with a “bombilla” ( not a straw, its made of metal ), we pour hot water in it, drink from the conteiner and pass it to our friends or family; we usually drink mate at reunions with our friends 🙂
    And the “facturas” part is also true, it’s what we would usually have with mate, that or “chipas” ( cheese bread made with mandioca flour ), but in the other hand, we would have them in the “merienda” which i think would be tea time in other countries.
    And.. yes, we eat a lot of meat, bot NOT IN OUR BREAKFAST, as i said, most argentinians dont even have breakfasts or just have cafe, mate and some toasts 🙂

  301. Why the fuck is Australia on here?
    Vegemite AND Marmite are SHIT and not worth mentioning, let along in the 50 top global breakfasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  302. sorry, but your description of a canadian breakfast is sooooo inaccurate. The non-fancy canadian will go for bacon & eggs with toast, the hurried canadian will have toasts and peanut butter, the typical weekend breakfast for quebec canadian will be crepes with maple syrup and/or omelette, toasts, french bread, fruits, bacon. During weekdays, make it either oatmeals, toasts and jam, cereals or bacon & eggs.

  303. What an awesomely misleading article! That too got published without checking the basics for any cuisines…..Indian, Pakistani, German….all wrong (and God knows how many wrong are wrong in there)….I just wasted 10 minutes of my life reading this..THANKS!

  304. Laura at Eat Your World Reply

    Fun article and nice pics (though, yes, with some of these countries it’s verrry tricky to sum up breakfast in one dish!). First thing that jumped to my mind is bandeja paisa in Colombia: http://eatyourworld.com/destinations/south_america/colombia/typical_foods/what_to_eat/bandeja_paisa

    Southern U.S.-style breakfast, like shrimp & grits: http://eatyourworld.com/destinations/united_states/north_carolina/asheville/what_to_eat/southern_inspired_breakfast

    Chole bhature in Delhi/north India: http://eatyourworld.com/destinations/asia/india/delhi/what_to_eat/chole_bhature

    Hmm, you might have inspired me to do one of these posts myself!

  305. well, the “german” breakfast is completely inaccurate. actually german breakfast is almost identical to the danish breakfast presented here

  306. The traditional full English never used to include hash browns. These are a fairly recent import from the colonies. It may have a fried half/whole tomato and/or fried slices of bread.

  307. I think specific Vietnamese’s breakfast is “Pho”. It is a delicious noodle that you should try once in your life time.

  308. Just FYI – #16 – Filipino breakfast. That’s not sinigang. Sinigang is a sour soup.

    I think you meant to say longsilog (longanisa + silog (garlic rice and eggs) – that’s a staple filipino breakfast)

    Longsilog – longanisa, garlic rice, eggs
    Tapsilog – marinated beef, garlic rice, eggs
    Bangsilog – fish, garlic rice, eggs…

    Any dish served with garlic rice and eggs for breakfast is ____silog

  309. As a Polish-Canadian, born and raised in Canada, I can safely say I’ve never seen anyone eat perogie for breakfast. Not in Canada, not in Poland. Rolling out of bed for left overs doesn’t count.

  310. Don’t know where you got your info but in Canada we do not eat perogies for breakfast, diner or supper! We don’t even know what Perogies are. We eat the traditional eggs, bacon, toasts, sausage, beans and sometimes little baked potatoes if we have time to cook that. If not, it is a bowl of cereal or porridge. We drink milk, orange juice or coffee/tea with our breakfast. Sometimes all three. Also have pancakes once in a while. On weekends I decorate my plate with fruits and yes, we eat them.

  311. Food porn alright! Drooling over the pictures. Yep some of them are totally wrong so what! I love being around food and this post made me hungry for more. Maybe some day, Indians will start the day with Tofu scramble.

  312. I’m Korean and have to disagree with the Korean breakfast. I’ve never seen anyone eat bibimbab for breakfast – it’s usually a bowl of rice, a soup, and side dishes. Although bibimbab isn’t so far off from that, I’ve definitely never, ever seen a Korean eating a piece of toast for breakfast. Maybe some pastry from like Paris Baguette if they don’t eat at home?

    That being said, not bashing. Good post with a good range of countries! Breakfast foods are some of my favorite, and this opened my eyes to some more foods I want to try!

  313. i’m egyption and i have to agree with that dish ,although it doesn’t look loke that.. but if i want to have breakfast i’ll eat hawaiian breakfast cause i loooove healthy food alot..nice post by the way 🙂

  314. greengabberglob Reply

    YUM! Looking at this list of good ‘ol hearty breakfasts, I can also pick my top favorites. But of course since I’m proudly Filipino, I would definitely say nothing beats the homely taste of Pinoy breakfast. Really though, many Pinoys can provide more appetizing views of a really sumptuous and loaded Filipino breakfast (which does vary across regions). So guys, why don’t we help out here and contribute a better picture? 😉

  315. Hi, I saw your page and it is great!!… But I am from Venezuela and this is not the typical breakfast at all. The Arepas are the typical breakfast and the Empanadas we make in Venezuela are different 🙂 the content is fine, Venezuelan food is not…

  316. You should close this content… I read the others comments and much people for different countries are not agree with those breakfast.

  317. I love your page. I’m not sure i have time to try them all. But best Malaysian breakfast is “Nasi Lemak”. Its a coconut rice served with spicy “sambal” and fried chicken. Go ahead and try it, you wont regret. Promise.

  318. About Brazil’s breakfast, the “Jazzy rosething crafted out” is simply 2 thin slices of cooked ham.

  319. I will just remain you people complaining. That there is a lot of people in the world, who can’t afford and don’t get breakfast at all, even in the well to do countries. Also some of these breakfast are heart attack material and not as common today as they where. I have changed the way i eat breakfast over the years, to a healthier option I hope.

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  322. AHAHAH AMAZING the Italian breakfast..is so true.. Cornetto and Cappuccino… is very True 🙂

    Sometimes only Caffe ( espresso ) and cornetto ( croissant)

  323. chinese breakfast isnt true, the picture is more of a lunch item. chinese breakfast consists of steamed buns, congee, fried bread sticks, sometimes soup with flat rice noodles, soy milk, and fried donuts with peanuts.

  324. Im Canadian and we do not eat perogies for breakfast…in fact I never heard of this before. A Canadian breakfast would consit of bacon/ham/or sausage with eggs, toast home-fries and possibly baked beans (more French Canadian)and Tim Horton’s coffee 🙂

  325. I really enjoyed this post, food for thought, never mind breakfast!
    Only wish people would give you a break, if someone is that patriotic why don’t they
    send in a photo of their version of their countrys traditional breakfast instead of complaining, which is just toooooooooo easy!

  326. I’ll chime in with many of the earlier posters. As a well-traveled American who lives in India, has lived in the UK and whose favorite meal is breakfast, I loved the idea of the article but appalled at the content.

    Really poor research. I understand that each country may have more than one type of breakfast and it would be tough to represent the entire range. Sure! No one’s asking that of you. But the ones that you do put in, at least try to get that right.

    How much effort does it take to google “Hawaiin breakfast” and find “loco moco” in the search results. I can’t even begin to say how poorly Indian, Malaysian, Chinese, Canadian breakfast are represented.

  327. As for the German breakfast – I’d say toast or bread rolls with jam are far more popular at breakfast than sausage and cheese. Cereals, too.

  328. I love food! And breakfast is absolutely my favorite meal of the day. I adore cooking a big breakfast when I have a day off work. These look so fantastic. Makes me want to eat and travel.

  329. For your malaysian entry. “tirja dusun” doesn’t mean anything. “Terima kasih” means thank you. I googled “tirja dusun” and found the webpage that claims “tirja dusun” means thank you, and it’s wrong. The webpage claims that “tirja” means thank you in Dusun, which is one of the smaller Malaysian languages. But I speak Dusun too, and it doesn’t.

    Go with “terima kasih”.

  330. As many people stated above, the German breakfast is pretty inaccurate. If you take the Danish breakfast (#15) and add Broetchen, Quark & jam, you’ve pretty much covered it :D. Also, I think the classic American breakfast requires scrambled eggs. One more thing: Southern Americans eat grits, too (I like mine with cheese).

  331. Very interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Thank you. It is funny how people get upset about it. Mexico is one of the countries with the most variety, which means the different types of breakfasts you can have is huge!!! That’s without considering other regions (besides Mexico City) where people will eat a totally different breakfast from that shown. The breakfast shown is one of the typical ones, but that doesn’t mean everyone has that because there is so much to choose from! I suppose it is similar with other countries. Don’t get upset, people! By the way, Marmite sucks!!! My husband and daughter love it, but I cannot stand it. The best breakfasts: English full breakfast and Mexican chilaquiles. That or nada!!!!

  332. As far as I am aware, and I have been Polish all my life, I havent heard of Polish breakfast like that, let alone tried.

  333. Wonderful! I would love the Peruan breakfast. The Swedish breakfast is more like you can see in the pic of the Danish one.. pancakes for breakfast is not very Swedish, though it looks yummie 😉

  334. Being a Canadian, and eating at least one breakfast in almost every province, I can say that unless you immigrated here from a different country, Canadian’s do not eat perogies for breakfast. Cereal, toast, bagel, eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, french toast. Choose something from this list. Its WAY more accurate than perogies. We also drink orange juice, milk, or coffee with our breakfasts.

  335. Forgot the coffee on the brazilian picture. Here in Brazil we call the breakfast ‘café da manhã’ (which means ‘morning coffee’) because most people tend to drink coffee with the food.

  336. LMAO perogies in a Canadian breakfast?! Lolol now that’s some real fiction. Seriously, who’s pulling your leg??

    Actually, over half of these are fiction…Chinese eat “… sticky coated chicken and fried veggies” for breakfast?? Yeah maybe if they were eating at Mandarin hahaha. Dim Sum never came up I take it? lolol at this fail list.

  337. To all the Indians….. I certainly agree with all of you. I haven’t had or heard anyone I know having veggie sausages, tofu or rosemary aloo for any meal of the day.

    The confusion has been created by choosing Arvind Grover’s picture which wasn’t his mistake in the first place. He is just an Indian living in USA whose mom has cooked this breakfast for him and he rightly points out in the comments section of his picture that he would prefer Dosa to be portrayed as the breakfast and not this! Well, blame the poor research for this blunder. Hoping to see a ‘well researched’ 50 best breakfast of India someday. 🙂

  338. Portuguese breakfast often consists of cereals with milk, sometimes accompanied with a glass of orange juice. Or bread/croissant with ham and cheese, a cup of coffee, tea or milk, sometimes cooking.

    It is very varied, but the main thing is: we like to sweet food and milk for breakfast, as our main meal is lunch or dinner. 😛

  339. I am Canadian and I have never had or heard of the kind of breakfast that you posted, I don”t know where you are getting your information from but it’s all wrong, my mother is German and my father is Italian and the breakfast that you mentioned for those countries weren’t accurate either. Interesting but not accurate.

  340. Some of these breakfasts look amazing, but I think they could be a bit heavy first thing! The Hawaiian breakfast would probably be the one I’d go for.

  341. It’s really, really irritating when folk insist hash browns are part of a traditional English breakfast…THEY AREN’T! They are an American thing…however traditional English breakfast may have fried bread instead of toast…

  342. The Indian breakfast described here is incorrect. It is not at all a typical traditional breakfast in any part of India.

  343. Victor Valerio Reply

    Correction on Brazilian breakfast:
    Adding to what people here said like
    – Black coffee or coffee w/milk
    – Bread roll with butter (usually toasted)
    – And fruit (mellon, banana and papaya)
    Don’t forget two of the most typically brazilian items for breakfast:
    – Pão-de-queijo (small, baked, cheese flavored buns)
    – And requeijão (a very creamy, mild cheese)
    We also drink orange coffee when not having coffee.

  344. I’m Estonian and I wouldn’t say toast and cheese is very traditional :/ Flat pancakes with jam is a much more common breakfast dish, or fried eggs and sausages. Oh, and porridge of course!

  345. Hey! I am Polish, and our breakfast [4th on the list] doesn’t contain a potato pancakes at all! We eat usually scrambled eggs with chives, some mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese with several slices of bread / rolls with butter. Coffee, tea or some juice and fruits optionally 😛 The potato pancakes we often eat on dinner with mushroom’s sauce, or as a sweet version with powdered sugar 🙂

  346. Is not “pan a la catalana”, it’s called “pa amb tomaquet” and not is a typical breakfast, or not a everyday breakfast. A side dish maybe, with ham for example…

  347. That is great information with delicious looking breakfast. Wish to travel to each country to have their own breakfast with the scent of their culture.

  348. haha. who made this. for Malaysia is Nasi Lemak. its known ad the most famous breakfast meal for malaysian and sold everywhere in the morning. not noodle.

  349. Hi, I’m from Malaysia and would like to comment on the food you featured in your blogpost. We have various types of food for breakfast but the most popular breakfast that Malaysians have is “nasi lemak”. 🙂

  350. I have lived in Canada my whole life and have never heard of anyone eating perogies for breakfast and have never seen them on a menu for breakfast. Thats just insane. Pancakes, cereals, sausages, bacon, toast, etc. would have all be acceptable, but perogies? Thats just stupid

  351. Don’t know the others, but that brazillian one is totally wrong! That’s too fancy, known here as “café colonial”. What people normaly eat around here, is a “pão na chapa com um pingado”, that is not more than buttered fried bread and black coffee with just a drop of milk.

  352. Wow, that’s a really amazing article. love it! Great to see just how different breakfasts are across the world. All the different culture and practises make this world so beautiful. How boring would it be if we all ate kellogs cornflakes for breakfast 🙂

  353. I love most of the breakfasts how fruity and light they are compared to the English monty. This article has also helped me with my school DT Food assignment. THX alot 🙂

  354. I never had that Ghanaian dish when I was in ghana. For breakfast everday I had fried bred and eggs with peppers. and I hated them so I just ate bread and drank a blue skies hahah. Thats pretty much the extent to my food intake there though

  355. Best malaysian breakfast is Nasi Lemak!! You can find every corner weekdays weekends rain or shine in malaysia every morning, normally sell under an umbrella by the road side to chain kopitiam as well as 5 star hotel breakfast buffet. As a malaysian i never have boiled noodles for breakfast. This is misleading

  356. hi, Hungarians don’t eat pogácsa for breakfast, we can say hardly ever. (I’m one of them, and I bake pogácsa, but noone I know eats it for breakfast.)

  357. we Poles, we do eat scrambled eggs with kielbasa (sausage) chunks in it for breakfast BUT who came with the idea that we have these potatoe pankaces for breakfast?! we never have them as early, it’s a lunch or supper meal. we eat pancaes with jam or sweet cottage cheese for breakfast instead (like the rest of the world…). also we like cheese with bread or some ham with bread plus veggies (tomato+cucumber) for breakfast.

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  359. Hm, the Brazilian breakfast looks really different to what I’ve seen. Granted, I only had breakfast in Brazil at hotels and places of friends, but there was definitely a lot of fruit involved always, and these tasty cheese buns as well.

    I’m surprised about a comment above that the Greek breakfast should have been included. Really? We hardly eat anything for breakfast in Greece, maybe a coffee and a koulouri (type of bagel), or a bougatsa (custard pie). Most families just have coffee. The Greek cuisine is pretty delicious, but it’s not known exactly for its breakfast variety.

  360. I’m an Ozzie and I have never met an Australian over the age of 3 who would have toast and vegemite for breakfast unless they were running VERY late.Vegemite on toast is something most of us might eat as a mid-morning or an afternoon snack (I prefer promite !). Australians love gourmet porridge with exotic fruit and seeds in it or gourmet muesli(with mango pieces and loads of dried fruit and nuts) or gourmet fruit toast for breakfast (my fave at the moment is one with dates, cranberries, macadamias and pumpkin ). We are also crazy about yoghurts and they come in flavours like cheese cake or caramel banana etc On the weekend a lot of Australian like pancakes with some type of berries or eggs and bacon with crusty bread.

  361. Hello all. I am a Canadian girl, born and raised. I speak 4 languages, have traveled to 4 continents and lived on 3 of them. I have to tell you that there a few….discrepancies to some of the breakfasts. I have never eaten perogies for breakfast. That isn’t a ‘typical’ Canadian thing. I think it is funny how little is know about such a large country that is so very similar to the USA. A typical breakfast is the same as there for the most part, other than Canadian bacon subs for regular bacon sometimes. And the croissant in Argentina are media lunas (they are THE best ever!) and it typical to have fresh juice and a coffee with this.
    Any who, great to see all the different cuisines…made me hungry.

  362. I’ve eaten in many of the countries listed, in hotels and in other lodgings. On the basis of my experience, this collection is, at least in part, fiction. The description of the “Scottish breakfast” includes haggis. I’ve eaten in many Scottish hostelries, from B&B to 5* hotels in the capital and beyond, including Gleneagles, and have never been offered Haggis at breakfast. The photo is surely of black pudding, which is often on offer along with white pudding (you say only in Ireland) and Lorne sausage (rectangles of sausage meat), which IS an almost uniquely Scottish “delicacy”.

    The menus from a number of the the other countries highlighted ear no relation to the breakfast menus I have found on offer.

  363. Nick - Goats On The Road Reply

    Cool Post! I’ve eaten a lot of these breakfast specialties but i would have to add a couple for those food loving readers.
    In India, the best breakfasts are Idli, Vada and Masala Dosa. Idly is a rice powder steamed bun, Vada is a deep fried lentil doughnut and Masala Dosa is a delicious thin pancake stuffed with spiced masala potatoes all of which are best dipped in the accompanied curry.
    The Vietnamese phở is a delight and is the best thing for breakfast in the country.
    I live in China now and I love Wonton soup for breakfast. Sounds simple but some side of the road joints make excellent soups.
    In Georgia Khač’ap’uri is an amazing breakfast (although usually reserved for later meals) its a heavy un-levened bread filled with cheese and cream and topped with a fried egg.
    Great List though there are some new ones on here that i will have to try!

  364. Polish second generation. Travelled to and spent much time in many countries. Pierogi’s for breakfast in Canada???? Hello…?

    No one eats pierogi’s or potato pancakes for breakfast. Way too heavy for a morning meal. In Canada, specifically Toronto where I have spent much of my mis-spent youth, I have found peameal bacon sammies to rule.

    Personal choice, softboiled eggies with toast points.

  365. In the mexican breakfast, it is named CHILAQUILES. and there are a lot of more mexican breakfasts which are delicious

  366. One thing that I have learned about living in Malaysia, after retirement, is that breakfast here is just a “word”. The same food is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is no particular food only served at a particular meal.

  367. Wow! I would never have guessed that a post about world breakfasts would attract so much debate and ridicule. I think that the sheer amount of information in this post is impressive, and its understandable that people would disagree. However, Victoria was just trying to capture a ‘full breakfast’. I am american, and I hardly ever get to eat pancakes and bacon for breakfast, but that is definitely a ‘full breakfast’. I am actually somewhat amused by the amount of debate this great post sparked. If you have a problem with how your native breakfast is portrayed, write about it elsewhere. Don’t just bash on this informative, and obviously labor-intensive, post!

  368. Being an Indian myself i have not heard of a breakfast which you mentioned above.. The person from whom the above information you have would be making his own invented breakfast trying to modernize it to the western breakfasts… Every state in India have their own local breakfast dishes and its not limited to one or two each state each region will have atleast a dozen dishes in their breakfast menu. You can google for the states in India and look for breakfast of that state you will find over a hundred dishes and believe me they are all yummy:)

  369. Great job….but you can never let anyone know what an Indian breakfast is by a photograph as small in size as that one…..you said it had be right if we think in those lines….but dosas and idlis and the whole southindian breakfast cuisine (which actually a lot of Indians prefer ) are in no way related to that pic 🙂 nice try anyways ..appreciate your efforts..keep it up.

  370. Very disappointing not seeing the very famous Dutch breakfast. Cannot spell it since the word is very foreign but sounds like “Adsmader”. Whenever I visit Amsterdam I always have it every day.

  371. @Shahbaz Azmi Indeed, very disappointing not seeing the typical Dutch breakfast on here, which is, unlike you suggest, not with an Uitsmijter (I think you mean that, it’s like a baked egg in some Dutch way), that is more of a lunch dish in Holland. What we really eat for breakfast are slices of brown or white bread topped with butter and more things on top like “hagelslag” (little pieces of chocolate), peanutbutter, chocolatebutter and all other kinds of Dutch varieties like “fruithagel” (fruitflavoured little pieces of a sugarlike substance). For drinks we go for just a cup of tea or coffee or glasses of milk, fruitmilk or orange juice.

  372. WOW that is an amazing about of different and diverse breakfast ideas. I guess you can say, “who says what breakfast should be.” 🙂

  373. From the Yammy Moroccan BF The “semolina pancake bread” is called “Baghrir” not “Baghir”! #JystSaying

  374. Great post,congratulations. As I noticed this list consist breakfasts of low budgeted hotels or restaurants. I am living in Russia for 20 years and traveled many countries.Have to say that best way to understand which breakfast is better is to eat it as a guest in a local family with over average income.In this list surprised to see Russian breakfast(sorry for Russian friends).It must be the one of the worst ever in the world. The richest ones I have eaten are Greek,Turkish, Iranian (not Kurdish)and Jewish ones(sorry for far east been there only in hotels and tasted hotel breakfasts only). But Turkish breakfast must be number one here with so many choices of cheese(more than 50 i think),butter,vegetables,amazing turkish bagel(simit) also small bread like named pocha,hand made katlama (can not forget its taste),more than 10 types of olives,their sudjuk, awesome pasturma(skoked meat)…,and many many more choices of drinks from various teas to airan (from turkish yoghurt) and many types of gems (even tasted gem made from blacksea anchovy fish and it was surprisingly good,different types of honeys… There were so many types of things to taste that we went there every morning and I tried nearly all for seven days of my trip.Next time when will be there I have promise to try the old Ottoman cuisine. And for final note have to add that most Turkish breakfast consists of natural products like Greek.. So if you go somewhere either eat family breakfast or eat in places which runs breakfast business(not hotels or coffee shops).

  375. Gallo Pinto is not from Costa Rica, it is from NICARAGUA! you are also missing the Nicaraguan breakfast staple: Nacatamal! It is corn flour stuffed with meat (especially pork, mashed potatoes and veggies) tied in a plantain leaf, and boiled. Accompanied with the best coffee from Central America and tortilla. http://pinterest.com/pin/72198400246964855/

  376. I must add, too, that pogácsa is not part of a Hungarian breakfast. It’s delicious though. The picture posted in the comments above does show a pretty typical Hungarian breakfast, and another good example would be “bundás kenyér”. It’s the Hungarian version of French toast, except it’s not sweet at all, it’s salty, fried with lots of oil and a good thick coating of eggs on the bread. You can eat a lot of those in one sitting.

  377. As a Swede i just have to say that I have never heard of anyone eating pancakes for breakfast in Sweden! Actually, the Danish one makes me miss Sweden more, accept for the chocolate, it’s quite accurate for Sweden as well. And since I live in Hawaii at the moment I can say that I’ve never heard about anyone eating fruits and bagels for breakfast either..

  378. The indian breakfast is absolutely wrong. It should either be Puri Sabji or Pao Bhaji or Idli/ Dosa or Paratha. Really depends on the region. Also, nobody eats veggie sausages for breakfast really!

  379. True. In fact, you would even get Halim for breakfast in India. You are right that breakfast in India depends on where you are and who it is you are eating with. Its very hard to pin point “Breakfast in India”. In South India you would get “Idlis”, in North India stuffed “Parathas”, in Gujarat “Poha”, in some other places “Puri Sabji” and “Kachoris” even!

  380. you’ve missed one wonderful breakfast which every tourist would crave for, when they come to Indonesia.
    Its Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice).

  381. I love this list! and agree with so much of it! Its great to see im not the only one that loves Cuban and spanish breakfasts despite their simplicity.

    I would just like to add Huevos Rancheros, one of my favourite breakfasts and which i think would probably make it to the top 10 list. It’s a mexican breakfast along the same lines of the one already published but a little bit lighter and more managable at breakfast.

  382. well, never had a pancake in sweden, but had plenty of flatbreads, smoked salmon, herring, cheeses and lingonberry jam…

  383. Very interesting article! Local cuisine speaks so much about the culture and traditions of a country. And, surprisingly, I would say “yes” to the majority of these dishes. Well, may be there would several “no” to fish, as fish in the morning for me is quite weird…
    I also recently stumbled upon some inspiring photos of international breakfasts. Not as exotic as these, but also yummy! http://www.traveling365.com/2013/02/top-5-international-breakfasts/

  384. I lost 10 lbs in Korea. I could not find a single thing I could eat. Now, after having lived in Japan, I love to eat kimchi, but to this day, that is all I can eat that’s Korean.

  385. Thank you for this great post! Hate to be a nitpicker but just wanted to let you know in Belize they speak English not Spanish – might want to change that gracias to a thank you 🙂 Little known fact, I guess, but there it is.

    I am using some of these ideas for a breakfast-themed cooking competition. Thank you so much!

  386. The Hawaiian breakfast is WRONG!!!! No bagel! That’s NYC. Hawaiian breakfast would be rice, Portugese sausage and srambled eggs and spam. So wrong!!!!!!

  387. I’m Canadian, and I’ve never ate perogies for breakfast or have ever seen it listed on any menu (including lunch/dinner). Surprised you didn’t list Canadian bacon and maple syrup. That’s what we’re known for! :p

  388. Dates are a big part of the Iraqi diet and dates and scrambled eggs is one of my favorites. I love it, but any westerner I have made it for has never commented, I assume they hate it.

  389. Awesome post! It’s interesting to see the range of things people eat for breakfast, from the bare minimum in Italy to the full English breakfast. The fresh fruits of Hawaii and the mate/dulce de leche combo in Argentina really stuck out to me. Here in Peru, I’d say that chicharron (fried pork) with sweet potato and bread is more common than ceviche, typically a lunch food. Both quite tasty, though!


  390. Hi,
    I must say they all look delisious, but I still say you can’t beat the good old traditional Full English. I have just read a post on another site about people in the USA being paid to lose weight, well I just wanted to say, that should not be the insentive, it should be your own pride and self respect. Too much money is spent on weight loss when really you can eat what the hell you like but just control the amount. Simple.

  391. SORRY but waakye is NOT breakfast in Ghana, it’s more commonly a lunch or dinnner! It’s very tasty though!

    What is acctually eaten for breakfast is koko (a kind of porridge) with bofrot (like small balls of donut)!

    People in Ghana wake up VERY early and usually buy this breakfast out and about and it sells out fast! If you left the house later than 9, there’d probably be none to be seen anywhere – this could be the reason you didn’t encounter it.

    Anyway, hope this helped!!!

    🙂 🙂

  392. Great post by the way, wasn’t critising with my comment above ^^ !!! It’s just that saying waakye is breakfast in Ghana is like saying shephards pie is breakfast in England – it just does not happen! (Unless it’s a good old leftover of course hahah)

    ANd I’d also like to just add that YES Marmite is AMAZING, I’d eat it every day of the year if I could, but only mixed with butter YUM YUM YUM, you have to get the prefect marmite to butter ratio so its not too strong and not too buttery!


  393. I’m glad the full English is number one on your list, as it is, without doubt, the finest breakfast available to man. I’m sorry, but if you’re having anything other than that glorious symphony of meats, bread, eggs etc. then you are doing it wrong. If you haven’t tasted a cumberland sausage or some thick cut british bacon then you simply have not had breakfast yet. Your whole life so far, you have not had one proper breakfast. We may not have much to be proud of but, by god, we can be proud of that!

  394. Its amazing how much a breakfast can make or break your day. My favourite ever breakfast was the day after we’d finished the Inca Trail and we went for a huge Full English the morning after to re-fuel at Jack’s cafe in Cuzco, it was amazing.
    Wandering Albatross A couple travelling the world one trip at a time, always eager for new adventures while attempting to control their wanderlust!

  395. Great post and interesting to know best breakfast around the world but..FYI. no 35 which is malaysian breakfast is totally wrong.. U should change current picture to ‘NASI LEMAK’ and ‘ROTI CANAI’. Thks n keep posting !

  396. ._. porfavor hagan update Reply

    de todos los desayunos tan sabosos de colombia y vienen a poner la changua.. aggghhh que asco!!!! eso solo lo comen los cachacos!!!! mas deliciosas son unas arepas de huevo o unas carimaniolas!!!! hasta prefiero unas zucaritas que un huevo en una zopa de leche ahi metedio aghhh porfavor hagan update y metan unos fritos bien buenos echos por palenqueras!!! traducionales de colombia desde la epoca de los esclavos!!! ellas si tienen historia y buen sabor en la comida!!!

  397. ._. porfavor hagan update Reply

    ok who ever got it got it im not gonna translate all that but yeah other commets make a point that even bandeja paisa was a great option, or arepas, or many other breakfast are better than that soup.

  398. As a Malaysian, I’ve never had ‘a hot bowl of Mee’ for breakfast, that’s usually for brunch.

  399. Everything is awesome! Except when it comes to my own country, Malaysia. It really is not Mee, its a delicacy called ‘Nasi Lemak’. Please have a quich search in the web. Other than that, awesome post! 🙂

  400. the hawaiian breakfast is wrong. we do eat lots of fruits: mango, pineapple, papaya, oranges, lychee, etc. but we also eat eggs, rice, portugeese sausage (similar to linguica), spam, rice or fried rice with spam and lots more!

  401. We almost never eat pannacakes for breakfast in Sweden. They are not even on the menu even if you are a mom who is getting breakfast in bed served to her by her family.

  402. The author of this article should investigate more thoroughly. Ceviche has never been taken as breakfast in Peru. It is a lunch dish. Absolute mistake here. Greetings.

  403. I’ve been in Peru for almost six months and although Cebiche is the favorite, I have never seen anyone eat it for breakfast. Peruvians usually have a breakfast of bread with avocado or marmalade, along with fresh squeezed juices, either papaya, pineapple, or orange. Along with either a tea or coffee (the best tasting coffee I have ever had).

  404. Canadian, raised with German/Polish grandparents. I don’t know of anyone who has perogies for breakfast. The “standard” (if there can even be a standard in such a diverse country) is toast/pancakes with fried eggs, bacon/sausages and hashbrowns.

    Also, I believe the tradition Japanese breakfast is rice, miso soup, natto and a type of grilled fish (the name eludes me). Of course it depends on what region you’re from but that’s my experience.

  405. Sweden’s not right, it’s very rare with pancakes for breakfast. A more common Swedish breakfast is serials with milk or yoghurt, bread with butter, cheese, jam, some kind of sliced meat, maybe a slice of tomatoes or cucumber, coffee/tea, orange or apple juice, or on a cold day a nice hot coco….

  406. Indian Breakfast Picture?? No way… I have born in India.. But never seen like that one 🙂

  407. As the idea of all the international breakfasts is nice. A lot of them are not correct. Germans do it a lot of “Wurst” but not the ones you showed for breakfast. And the cheese in the photo is a dutch Leerdamer…..

  408. AYFKM?!! Nobody in Poland eat potato pancakes for breakfast, it’s a dinner dish.
    In Poland for breakfast most people eat smaller dish than on picture, one of the following:
    – scrambled eggs (“jajecznica”) and bread
    – sandwiches (bread with ham/cheese/tomato/jam/…)
    – sausages (like for hot-dogs, called “parowki”) and bread
    – boiled eggs and bread
    – cereals with milk/yoghurt

    About pierogis, it is Polish dish (but for a dinner, not for a breakfast) and it’s really good!

  409. For the Malaysian Breakfast I would like to introduce Nasi Lemak instead of Soup with Noodle. : )

  410. Hi there! Great post! It’s barely 10 am (in Malaysia) and already I am thinking about lunch!

    But speaking from a humble Malaysian’s perspective, the most common breakfast meal here is actually nasi lemak, which is basically rice cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaves to give it that lovely aroma. It is served alongside a variety of condiments namely roasted nuts, fried anchovies (teeny tiny ones, not the kind you get in a can), cucumber slices, egg (fried or hard boil) and sambal (a cilli based sauce cooked with sometimes anchovies or just onions). Additional sides are chicken, beef or cockles curry/sambal.


    If you are ever in Malaysia, Drop me a line. We can go nasi lemak hopping!!


  411. But actually, come to think of it, nasi lemak can be eaten ANY time of the day.. breakfast.. lunch.. tea.. dinner.. supper.. midnight snack.. hahaha…

  412. Polish breakfast: jajecznica doesn’t mean breakfast. jajecznica means scrambled eggs. we don’t eat potato pancakes for breakfast. We eat cheese, ham, cottage cheese,scrambled eggs, soft boiled egg, jam etc. with local bread and with tea or coffee.

  413. Aqui no Brasil o café da manhã se resume na maioria das casas, em apenas um sanduíche de pão francês com queijo e presunto, acompanhado de uma xícara de café.

  414. I don’t know who told you that Portuguese people eat that for breakfast. I assure you that the majority doesn’t eat a croissant for sure!

  415. I loved this post about the breakfast in another countries!!!!!!! It’s amazing!!!! And, by the way, the “Jazzy rose thing crafted out of I don’t know what” is made of peel raw tomatoes!!!!!

  416. Hi everyone! This post is really interesting but i’m afraid that there are some mistakes overhere… Portuguese breakfast is not like this, with croissants & coffee. In Portugal we eat bread (not croissants) ham, prosciutto, cheese, butter, french toasts, milk, coffee, jam.. This is what a regular and traditional family eat here!! Byee

  417. In a brasilian breakfast is missing black coffee and milk, fruits, fresh fruit juice, etc…

  418. Pancakes for breakfast in sweden???? I have never met anyone that eat pancakes for breakfast here. Most people have it for dinner and some people as a desert with berries and ice cream/ wipped cream. So the swedish breakfast is not correct.

  419. O café da manhã do Brasil é o mais sem graça.
    The breakfast of Brazil is the most boring.

  420. Fantastic post! Breakfast is my favorite meal.
    One thing I have to say about Brazilian breakfast is that your description of the picture is a bit poor, sorry to say it. The picture shows two types of ham, two types of cheese plus bread, butter and jam. The rosething is made out of tomato and it’s just for decoration. A full traditional brazilian breakfast also includes coffee, milk, juices, fruits, cakes, toasts, eggs, yogurts and cereal. However, on a daily basis people usually only have hot bread with butter and black coffee.

  421. We dont eat pancakes to breakfast in Sweden! Standard swedish breakfast is: yougurt, cerials, bread with ham/cheese, juice and coffee/the, boild egg. Pancakes may be a choice on weekends, but more often you have bacon and scrambled eggs!

  422. The swedish breakfast is totally wrong! We don´t eat pancakes for breakfast. Normally we eat porridge with milk and jam or yoghurt with cerials, bread, boilded egg and something to drink, as juice, black coffee or tea.

  423. Here the breakfast of China is not the one I usually have. China is so big, we have thousands of different breakfasts. I like rice soup and some dilicious pickles and Deep-Fried Dough Sticks, or steamed stuffed bun.

  424. I get by with just a coffee!
    I’m from Malaysia and the Malaysian part is totally not-true.

  425. Olá, amantes de breakfsst!
    Nosso café da manhã ou pequeno almoço aqui no Brasil consiste basicamente de café preto e puro com pão e manteiga, variando para café com com leite e pão com manteiga.
    Em buffet de hotéis e restaurantes assim como variantes em algumas residencias, aprecia-se o suco de laranja por excelência mas pode também haver outros sabores, frutas da epóca, queijos e frios, ovos mexidos, bolos,pães variados, cereais e regionalmente variam muito devido às ofertas de diferentes alimentos por região, como por exemplo o açaí na região norte, pão de queijo em Minas Gerais, carnes e tapiocas no nordeste.
    Nossa culinária é muito rica e variada.
    o mais pobre consiste no mínimo de pão e café.
    Eu particularmente aprecio, nos dias quentes suco verde gelado com chia< banana com aveia e sementes de linhaça, ou fruta da época como manga, abacaxi, melancia, goiaba, caqui…
    Em dias frios prefiro uma boa e grande xícara de chá com fatias de pão integra com castanha do brasil e requeijão e ovos mexidos.
    Mas prefiro variar minhas opções de acordo com as minhas atividades do dia, quanto menos atividade, menos caloria.

  426. There are tons of different Chinese breakfast… My favorite are savory soy bean soup, sticky rice roll with deep-fired dough sticks and sichuan pickles!!
    For Malaysian breakfast, it has to be Nasi Lemak, coconut rice!! Or the Indian pancake with curry! 🙂

  427. If you haven’t had Israeli breakfast, you haven’t lived. I know a travel agent/world traveler that would second that. It’s amazing in a restaurant or hotel but on kibbutz, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

    I’m really surprised it wasn’t mentioned.

  428. Grits?? So many American Breakfast and no grits! I know what many will say but they are growing beyond the South. Still great list. I learned a great deal. Thanks for posting.

  429. Glad that you put the Dominican breakfast. We Dominicans love Mangu and it’s very delicious. So thank you. I hope everyone enjoys out traditional breakfast. :]

  430. 56 years living in Canada and I’ve NEVER been offered a perogie for breakfast. Not even once. Nor have I ever seen it on a menu. For dinner yes, but never breakfast. So there may be people of Polish or Ukrainian descent having perogies for breakfast but don’t think it’s the Canadian norm. Much more common is eggs over easy, toast and bacon with a coffee.

  431. It looks very delicious breakfast but i don’t see any breakfast from Morocco, also the his breakfast considred best world’s breakfast.

  432. the indian breakfast is totally wrong. in the northern part of india it is usually parathas ( which is rolled our unleavened bread) stuffed with different vegetable fillings – cauliflower, potato, radish or paneer(indian tofu) with a big glass of lassi (sweetened yoghurt) or a hot cup of tea.
    in the west of india it would be dhokla (steamed, flavored cake-like portions), poha (beaten rice)with lots of seasoning and potatoes, upma(a semolina preparation with peas/carrots, thepla ( chapatis which are seasoned and vegetables such as spinach or fenugreek is added) and tea.
    south of india has dosas(thin, crispy pancakes) which are eaten with various condiments or are also stuffed with a potato preparation.
    the list is endless, so please don’t lump the sheer variety of food under a mish-mash of ingrediants and call it an “indian” breakfast. nothing is further from the truth!!

  433. satkar hotel Reply

    not mention indian breakfast.also some are not in order.
    n th images not real things they can be a five star hotel breakfast .i have been visit many country from above 50 but mostly not like that. but thanks for images only

  434. As much as Peruvians love cebiche it is not a breakfast food and definitely not for dinner. Cebiche is only for lunch. Fresh bread with ham and cheese or a pan con chicharon are typical Peruvian breakfast staples.

  435. Malaysian FAVOURITE breakfast is either Nasi Lemak or Roti Canai! And there are other popular unending choices as well … chapati, tosai, chee cheong fun, wantan mee, laksa, soup noodle, fried noodle … the list is endless.

  436. Rachel's Friend AhKeong Reply

    Malaysian food also includes dimsum.

    mix of chinese, indian, malay and engrish food.

    this blog post is very the cacat

  437. Русские, как показано на фото, такие завтраки не едят (в большинстве)( Russian such squalid do not eat breakfast)(in majority)Usual _ scrambled&coffee or tea&porrige…(I`m russian)

  438. we dont usually eat typical “bread” for breakfast in India..neither do we have rosemary baked potatao or tofu… unless we are talking about college kids and bachelors living alone in metropolitan cities… typical BREAD is still considered an outside food…. an indian breakfast will typically have Roti/chapati/dosa/idli-sambar/uupma depending on if you are from north or southern part of the country…

  439. In Brazil do not have lunch in the morning. It is even a small meal. Fresh bread, butter, ham, and black coffee or coffee with milk. It is enough.

  440. Brazilians often might also have also in their breakfast all kinds of stuff to put in their breads – cream cheese (requeijão or catupiry, most commonly), all sorts of jams, honey, doce de leite (a bit diverse from argentinian “dulce de leche”, but essentially the same product), butter and so on. Also, drinks always follow: usually some yogurt (strawberry is a favourite), strong coffe (might have some milk on it) or cappuccino, or some milk with chocolate (kids’ usual choice). Besides, pão-de-queijo (cheesebread) is quite common, especially in the state of Minas Gerais (where it comes from) and it’s surroundings. Also, most brazilians would eat fruit in the morning – preferences are for papayas, bananas, oranges and maybe some yellow melon or watermelon.

    I also felt like you should’ve commented about Dutch breakfast! Seriously, I’m brazilian but I’ve done my fair share of traveling too, and it’s by far one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in my life! Tea (likely with honey to sweeten it up a bit), brown bread with butter or walnut cream on it and hagelslag (sprinkles, usually chocolate) on top. Also, some stroopwafels are common. Yum!

  441. Sumaia Villela Reply

    Brazil is a huge country, and we have many different cultures, depending on the region. In the Brazilian Northeast, for example, the breakfast consists of boiled “macaxeira” (manioc, i suppose), dried beef, egg, “qualho” (curd?) cheese, couscous and liquid butter, stored in a bottle. We also replace manioc for “inhame” (don’t know how is the name in english) or sweet potato. We also eat a lot of fruits.

  442. Helena Rossa Reply

    Hello!!! In Brazil we usually eat bread with butter (sometimes roasted) and coffee with milk. Orange juice and papaya (fruit) are also common. 🙂

  443. Amazing compilation love this post! wish to travel all these places to try all these breakfasts! while definitely share with my customers when they travel a particular location ! thanks from http://www.travelopod.com

  444. Super cool post! would love to share this with our travellers when they travel a certain location….. yum.. mouthwatering!!!!

  445. i can easily put up 50 photos of different chinese breakfast ranging from tim sum in guangzhou, to jiaozi in beijing. truth is, breakfast in china is probably as varied as what you have here.

  446. The swedish breakfast is COMPLETELY wrong. We never have pancakes for breakfast in Sweden and we’ve never had. In Sweden we eat lots og eggs, drink coffee and eat sandwiched or/and yoghurt. Trust me – NOBODY EATS PANCAKES OR CREPES. That is an dessert in Sweden.

  447. The ‘Haggis’ you refer to in the Scottish breakfast is actually a slice of black pudding, not haggis.

    Source: I’m Scottish

  448. Great job Victoria! It’s a start!

    If you ever get a chance try venezuelan arepas (white-corn cakes, come with many different fillings). Arepas are very common during a typical venezuelan breakfast (as well as empanadas as you point) along with coffee/milk/sugar and some fruit juice. Although the taste of arepas do not change much from region to region, fillings are key. There are so many ingenious ones and they are delicious.

    I am now very hungry…

  449. Jeane J. Azarcon Reply

    Thanks for your very informative blog. As it says 50 of the BEST BREAKFASTS FR AROUND THE WORLD.. Just reacting to the others who said what u wrote were wrong..
    Like in the PILIPINO BREAKFAST. You said it s the SINANGAG (garlic fried rice) ,fried eggs and meat – pork usually or beef sausage,- LONGANISA In short ,we Filipinos call it LONGSILOG..
    BUT THE MOST COMMON BFAST IN THE PHIL IS CONSIST OF FRIED DRIED FISH = TUYO ,SERVED WITH TOMATOES OR VINEGAR WITH GARLIC AND PEPPER (spicy ones) fried eggs or SALTED OR RED EGGS , AND SINANGAG.the usual fruit on the table is not mango bec it used to be seasonal but RIPE BANANAS OR FRIED SABA( a variety of banana) .add some brewed coffee and PANDESAL …that is d most common bfast.
    We have also chicken arros caldo ,beef goto(rice porridge with beef innards) ,noodle soups
    Also ,paired with SINANGAG R FRIED SMOKED FISH,(tinapa), tapa ( local beef steak ) , fried tapang bangus ( milkfish) or DANGGIT,DRIED PUSIT,DILIS, ETC ,paired ith fried or scrambled eggs ith onions and tomatoes…yummy…

  450. Hands down the best blog about breakfast I have seen … although I have to say Aussies do eat more than just vegemite on toast, in fact in most major cities brunch us served in most cafes and they have a unique Aussie feel to them. Corn fritters/pancakes with poached egg seems is popular for breakfast and I’ve only seen it in Aus and New Zealand.

  451. Great article! love the turkish tradition!
    However no 40 is totally incomplete! The best items are missing !

  452. Hi, people. I’m a Vietnamese. I just want to comment on the ‘Breakfast in Vietnam’ bit. Surely pork porridge for breakfast is pretty common, and I think it’s a unique feature of Vietnam as well. But for many people here, pork porridge is not the most representative of a typical Vietnamese breakfast since people don’t eat it very often. To me, the best Vietnamese breakfast has got to be steamed broken rice with grilled beef ribs and sweet fish sauce. That one is unmatched among Vietnamese, except say for a Western breakfast Vietnamese style with (smaller) baguettes, fried eggs, pork luncheon, and lots of parsley :D.

  453. As a Brazilian, I say that our breakfast can vary according to the state. But coffee is pretty typical French bread (or white bread), butter, cheese, cold cuts, coffee, milk, chocolate powder (vitamin or some fruit), yogurt, fruit and scrambled eggs.
    Now you can eat couscous (with butter or milk) or tapioca with butter / cheese or some variation by region.
    The simplest would be bread with butter and coffee.

  454. Okay, 26 canadian breakfast… those things are called PIErogis and they are POLISH and for sure NOT eaten for breakfast… do your research.

  455. I’m a Canadian who spent two wonderful years in Vietnam. A typical Vietnamese breakfast consists of a steaming bowl of phở with herbs and chilies, and a cup of strong Vietnamese coffee served nóng (hot) or đá (iced), with sữa (sweet condensed milk), or đen (black). Bánh mì – baguette sandwiches stuffed with meat and pickled vegetables – are also very popular. Other common breakfast foods are mien (glass noodles in soup), xoi (sticky rice), cháo (rice porridge), and trứng vịt lộn (duck embryo eggs). None of these are strictly breakfast foods, and can be enjoyed at any time of the day or night.

  456. Muhammad Yaseen Reply

    what? This is not fair……… only aaalooo Pratha (Aaaalooo waley Prathay).. where are the dishes like Siri Payeee, halwa Puri, Chanaay,Naan,Hareesa,Roti, haleem etc…

  457. uless..mostly written by people who cant think and write…3/4 of this list is wrong as they stayed in a hotsel/ hotel

  458. Iam from Peru and let me tell you that Ceviche is one of our best dishes and it is usually an appetizer. Almost no one eats it for breakfast since it is sour. But i liked the post! 🙂

  459. Born and raised in Japan, when I lived there and I visited my ojii-chan and obaa-chan (grandparents) we’d ALWAYS have Japanese rice, miso soup, breads/toasts, and (officially the greatest part) OO-MAGURO SASHIMI! Greatest ever, and I love them for that.

  460. Forgot to mention FURIKAKE. It comes like a package of oatmeal before cooking, but in a tea packet size, and you pour it over rice with boiling water. Mix, and you’ve got flavorful wonder.

  461. What Makes Indian Breakfast Unique?

    It is not uncommon for Indians to get asked “So…what do you guys eat for breakfast in India?” I wish the answer was straightforward. India has a diversity platter on almost everything including food. Only those who know about Indian culture really understand that there is no such thing as homogenous Indian food – be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Also there are some natural and time tested principles that make the Indian cuisine unique, including the so called ‘Indian breakfast”.

    During my early years of work in New Zealand, I had to stay overnight at a hotel. At my breakfast table in the morning, knowing that I had recently arrived from India a colleague got curious and asked what I used to eat for breakfast in India. Buttering a piece of toast, I responded, ”nothing of what we see in today’s breakfast menu”. This stunned the guys at the table, as they were innocently unaware of the Indian diversity in food. The local awareness was Butter chicken, Naan and Papaddom for Indian food. That was it. In my native nostalgia I got excited to share about idlis, dosas, poha etc but I really struggled to explain them. The response I got were blank looks. I thought ‘never mind’…it’s nobody’s fault…that’s the way we all are…living in our own worlds.

    No such thing as ‘breakfast’ in India…

    But yes, it is quite a wonder – this ‘breakfast’ menu in India. In fact, from ancient times, there has been no such thing as ‘break-fast’ in India. No such concept existed because the average Indian doesn’t think that by consuming food in the morning he/she is “breaking the fasting period” of the previous night, as the term ‘breakfast’ suggests.

    There is ‘Naashta’ that is eaten in the Indian household including the ones who live overseas. Like many things Indian, even the ‘naashta’ echoes the diversity of the country. It varies quite a bit from region to region – from Kutch in the West to Kolkatta in the East; Srinagar in the North to Suchindram in the South. Normally naashta is based on wheat or rice with vegetables as the accompaniment.

    However, when you step out of India or even peep into the kitchen pantries of urban India today, the naashta is increasingly influenced by ‘commercial breakfast’. The mantra is ‘convenient food’ for a fast paced lifestyle which are supermarket dependent – where boxed cereals, cold reconstituted fruit juice or coffee-in-a-hurry is the norm.

    The variety in Indian breakfast…

    The authentic Indian breakfast is made from ingredients that are available regionally and even seasonally. The naashta is always fresh and cooked (made from scratch) – be it Idlis, Pongal, Vada, Dosa, Upama etc in the South, or stuffed paratha in the North. In central states like Maharashtra, Potato Poha, Upma, or Shira is the ultimate and tasty breakfast. Gujarati breakfast items are the famous haandvo, dhokla, sev-khamni, theplas, bhaakhri etc. Masala tea is quite common or even filter coffeee if you are from south. Children are always given milk, sometimes with powdered almonds, cardomam, cinnamon and/or saffron.

    You are what you digest…

    There are some cardinal rules in Indian breakfast – Authentic Indian breakfast is freshly cooked, almost always vegetarian, served warm, generally savory, spiced moderately and in small portions. There is a reason for this model and the credit goes to good old Ayurveda – the science of healthy life. There is no such thing as an ideal homogenous Indian breakfast as the authentic Indian food is highly individualized based on Ayurveda.

    Ayurveda says that eating and digestion sustains life. Without food input body cannot get the right energy to survive. Ayurveda emphatically says, “YOU ARE WHAT YOU DIGEST AND NOT WHAT YOU EAT”. So basically Ayurveda says – what’s the point of eating wonderfully nutritious food when you can’t digest it properly and absorb the nourishment.

    The Indian breakfast menu is not a one-size fits all and doesn’t really work towards a daily calorie chart. It is based on how much energy one truly needs. So more physical labour means a king size breakfast. Dr. David Frawley, the famous Vedic scholar and Ayurveda physician confirms. “If you are going to sit in an office in front of a computer, a heavy breakfast will set you back.” Sounds very logical I guess. In the good old days, a north Indian at breakfast used to eat two to three stuffed paraatha (gaining some 1000 to 1500 calories) and that too with butter. The reason: farming used to involve a lot of physical activity. But, in today’s sedentary lifestyle, Ayurveda is likely to discourage consuming that many paraathas.

    The funda behind authentic Indian breakfast…

    Ayurvedic lifestyle and Ayurvedic cooking are gaining tremendous popularity today. Our modern world that thrashes anything unscientific seems to slowly understand the science in Ayurveda. The funda behind cooked Indian breakfast is about following a natural order of things we see around. The Indian naashta follows the principle of ‘agni’ i.e. the fire element in digestion, as expounded in the Ayurveda texts. Agni is the digestive and absorption process called as Pakwagni (digestive fire) that drives all digestion and metabolism in our bodies. So if the breakfast doesn’t kindle the digestive fire, it is not that good for the body. Spice is added to gently stoke the Agni.

    Nora Isaacs, a popular health journalist from the U.S.A remarks,

    “At the start of the day, sometime between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m., Agni is quite low, and it’s not easy for most bodies to digest a big breakfast.” So this means, the inner Agni follows the path of the sun. The highest Agni happens when the sun is on top by afternoon. That’s when the body is ready for a heavy lunch.

    In the book “Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health”, Mark Bunn, a former AFL footballer turned Natural Health Guy, trained as both an exercise physiologist (Western Science) and in natural, Eastern health-care (Maharishi Ayurveda) notes,

    “Unlike modern health directives, in Ayurveda and other time-tested natural health sciences, breakfast is not recommended to be a large meal, let alone the most substantial meal of the day. In long-living groups such as the Okinawans, Vilcabambans, Campodimelani and Abkhasians, none have breakfast as the most important or substantial meal of the day. They have understood that the time when the sun reaches its peak is when we are best equipped to eat more.”

    The world famous Ayurvedic physician Vasant Lad is oft quoted by Ayurvedic practitioners thus: “If Agni is healthy; you have tremendous energy throughout the day. But if Agni is not healthy, you cannot go so fast. The energy is Agni, and Agni is energy.”

    The Indian breakfast “Naashta” is thus influenced by Ayurveda and it is treated more as an energy food and a warm-up for the digestive system. Eating warm, fresh, well-spiced, easy-to-digest vegetarian foods is the trademark of naashta. The case for the good old naashta seems to be strong but before embarking on the naashta journey consulting a qualified Ayurvedic physician would be wise.

  462. I’m an Indian, and glad that I found not one but more than a hundred posts on the Indian breakfast…vegan sausage, scrambled tofu!? Never even ‘heard’ of them anywhere around in India… let alone eat them. Cud eat the smarty for breakfast tho, who ‘discovered’ this so called Indian breakfast >:|

  463. viviana garcia Reply

    The portuguese breakfast is quite wrong.. we don’t usually have hot croissants at home, instead we eat bread with butter, ham and/or cheese or even fruit jelly. We drink coffee but, at breakfast, with a lot of milk.

  464. Great post! Gave me a lot of ideas for breakfast (now that I have a lot of free time). I’m from the Philippines and want to make a little correction on sinangag.

    Sinangag – That’s fried rice with garlic, and onion but you could add other stuff like tomatoes, flaked fish, ground beef/pork, green peas etc. – basically what’s available. Beans are not usually added to sinangag though I tried to add tausi once.

    Longanisa – My family love that for breakfast. We also have other meats for breakfast. Sometimes instead of longanisa, we eat tapa (cured beef), tocino (also cured meat but sweeter), fried daing na bangus (marinaded milk fish), salted dried fish, tinapa (smoked fish) or whatever’s left from last night’s dinner.

    Eggs – many ways to cook it but we do it scrambled, sunny side up or boiled.

    Atsara – that’s usually pickled papaya and used as side dish.

    Coffee or Tsokolate – we have great coffee esp. from Sagada. Tsokolate is thick, very rich chocolate drink from pure cacao tablea.

    Mango – we also have fruits for breakfast but it’s usually bananas. Mangoes are best when in season but bananas are available year round and also cheaper.

    As far as I’m concerned, above is the best breakfast here. But when I’m in a hurry we just have Pan de Sal (salt bread), butter/margarine and coffee. Congee or Arroz Caldo is also eaten for breakfast but I usually eat it in a restaurant.

    Looking forward to the part 2. 🙂

  465. Rita MacNeil Reply

    I was born and raised in Canada and I’ve never once heard of anyone eating perogies for breakfast! Where did you get that from? We Canadians enjoy peanut butter on toast for the everyday but I think the most popular breakfast is a nice eggs benedict. Breakfast can’t be even thought of without Tim Horton’s coffee.

  466. Hash Browns are an American invention and have no place in a full-english breakfast.

    Hash browns need to be replaced here with a Fried Tomato which is 100% required for a full english.

  467. American breakfast is not just pancakes and bacon! We’re a bunch of fatties. We ALSO need an omelette with american cheese, homefries, toast with butter with an assortment of muffins AND some orange juice!

    If we’re trying to be “healthy” we’ll go for cereal with milk and some fruit.

    If you ever go into an American supermarket you would be amazed by all the options. We usually have an aisle dedicated to just cereal. Enough cereal to feed a town. And we usually have a few supermarkets in each town. It’s absurd.

  468. Just a little typo – for Germany. Guten Tag is “good day” when I think you meant “Thank you!” which is “Danke”

  469. Am interesting list, with one major omission – Chinese dim sum. I’m from the UK, so I’d naturally put a full English at the top. But after years living in Asia, dim sum would have to be jointly up there.

    Also, after 6 of those Asian years in Thailand, I’ve never encountered what you claim to be a Thai breakfast; it’s much more likely to be rice congee as the staple.

  470. Agata from NullnFull Reply

    #4 – oh, come on! I don’t know anybody in Poland who would eat anything like this for his/her breakfast. So untrue!

  471. the german breakfast is not very german….. its just the stupid german image the people have around the world about germans….in germany are not may people having this breakfast… its just ugly food….
    probably its with all other breakfasts the same… nice to see the post but finally its just a bullshit post.

  472. I am from India .. The one in the pic is Indian Breakfast ???!! You must be kidding ??!! I never seen something like that in 29 states in India …

    All that shity cakes and sweets are totally europenean brekfast!
    To eat something sweet instead of the real food – what a bullshit!

  474. I live in a Polish neighborhood in a large very multicultural city in Canada. 20 years in Canada and I have not even once HEARD of pierogis for breakfast! “mopped up with bread and sausage”? it’s a wee bit embarassing. I saw you got the idea from a resturaunt in Calgary? it may have been on the menu there, but better research could have been done. thats probably the most exclusive brunch item here in Canada. breakfast here is pretty flexible, toast with butter and jam, peanut butter and jam, peanut butter and banana, cereals, bagle and cream cheese, fruit and yogurt, and for something more special, pancakes, with one of our many types of real maple syrup, (light,medium,dark) eggs any style, and of course bacon or peameal bacon, tea, coffee, orange juice. I’m even seeing more and more people on public transit in the morning sipping homemade smoothies in clear on-the-go cups! That just about sums up a Canadian morning! Pierogies are NOT something we roll out of bed thinking about!

  475. The here so called Israeli breakfast is nothing but “Belgian breakfast” minus the traditional “bowl” of coffee with milk! 🙂

  476. You fail to mention The Salvadorian Breakfast. The Salvadorian breakfast is one of the best breakfast in the world. Re-fried beans, sour cream, eggs any style of your choice, fresh cheese.

  477. Indian Breakfast –
    rosemary roasted potatoes, Indian tofu scramble, lentils, veggie sausage and banana pepper toast. Are you on crack? 99% of people in India have never even heard of ‘Rosemary’, ‘Tofu’, ‘Sausage’ … If you had bothered to read the comments of the guy who posted this pic of breakfast made by his Mom, you would’ve known that this is nothing like Indian breakfast …

  478. Canadians do not eat perogies for breakfast! This is unheard of. I have never ever heard of this and have never seen it in any restaurants, even those that serve perogies. I have Polish and German heritage and these cultures eat perogies frequently, but never for breakfast. I grew up in a predominantly Russian/Canadian community and they ate perogies often (cheese, vegetable and fruit filled ones), but never for breakfast. Perogies are eaten for dinner. After seeing this posted for Canada, I now question the validity of all the other 50 countries.

  479. Maggifleischwurst Reply

    In fact, from the German point of view this is wrong on so many levels. It’s true that some people eat Wurst and Cheese for breakfast but this is a very small part of a German breakfast. Also I doubt that there is something like an unique “German Breakfast” . Every Region has it’s own special breakfast styles which are based on local sorts of bread ,Wurst , Cheese , Jam and whatever you can think of.

    In my region something called “Mettbrötchen” is very popular for breakfast. A “Mettbrötchen” is a half roll/bun topped with butter and spiced raw minced pork meat and dredged with sliced onion. Quite tasty and normally available at every butcher’s shop in Middle-Germany.

  480. In canada we definitely do not eat perogies for breakfast… wondering about how accurate this article is

  481. laura Rihani Reply

    they all look so good, I would love to travel the world to enjoy all of these breakfast..

    If anyone is intrested in the Jordan Brekafast we can feed you!


  482. Absolutely yummy Turkish breakfast. i had breakfast in alanya. it had 85 different species yummmmmmmyyyyyyy

  483. Jerida Lawil Reply

    My goodness, after reading all the posts, many passionately argued, if a bit strident at times, about breakfasts across the globe, I can say with little hesitation that the next world war will be fought over whose breakfast is the real deal. My favourite breakfast is whatever is before me that morning because, all said and done, it is a blessing to wake up alive, healthy and hungry enough to want to eat anything. But thank you Victoria for this post. It took a lot of guts to put it out there, and I have learned so much by reading the many insightful comments.
    Jeridlawil, Gulu, Uganda

  484. In my experience the Dutch pancake is not served for breakfast. Breakfast is usually bread and cheese and often hagelslag (sprinkles) on bread for kids.

  485. I came to know about many breakfast through this page only… wasn’t aware of most of them.

  486. I hope this has not been as a guide for the next holiday as no-one would want to travel to Australia!!
    An Aussie breakfast can consist of a wide variety of foods groups. Porridge, cereals, breads: toasted/untoasted, jams and spreads (including Vegemite) yoghurt, prunes & figs, cheese, eggs, bacon, beans, pancakes, fresh fruit, fruit juices, milk, tea, coffee….it all depends on who is doing the cooking, how early one gets out of bed and what an individual prefers. Australia has many nationalities and breakfast reflects this. Come on down and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

  487. I’m from Malaysia, and I agree with someone up there… Noodles is definitely NOT standard Malaysian breakfast. Its Nasi Lemak or Roti Canai! ^^ And they’re Yummy!!

  488. Rosemary roasted potatoes, Indian tofu scramble, veggie sausage and banana pepper toast?? where the heck did you eat this in India??!!!!. Yes the cuisine varies from north to south and east to west but those items are totally unheard of except the lentils.

  489. I think the people who are correcting the mistakes made here are trying to be helpful and not whiny. When you travel somewhere you do a bit of research about food/hotels etc and if someone found this blog and traveled to some of the countries mentioned I would think they would be disappointed not to get the “normal breakfast” mentioned here. The Indian breakfast is awful sounding. Most Indians have never even eaten Tofu and don’t ever have it in their homes. Most hotels catering to westerners will have a typical continental type breakfast. In the north it’s usually aloo puri (potato curry with fried dough) or stuffed paranthas (fried dough stuffed with various vegetables) served with yogurt and pickles. Also an egg scramble called egg bhurgi (eggs, green chilies, tomatoes and onions) served with plain paranthas or toast. Fruits and coffee/tea are very common. In the south it’s Idli, sambar pretty much all veggie types of food minus tofu or veggie sausages. Really appreciate your efforts but these are just corrections and not trolling 🙂

  490. Hello guys. Pepijn here. I recommend all of you guys to visit the Netherlands. Its flat as a pancake, but it is beautifll and the Dutch Pancaked are Delicious. As Breakfast, as lunch, and as Diner. It doesnt care: its for all times.

  491. I don’t agree with the pancakes in the Netherlands… Your average Dutch person wouldn’t be eating a pancake in the morning. We would go with a simple slice of bread and eat it with cheese, chocolate sprinkles, peanut butter or whatever you feel like having in the morning. It is a very boring breakfast and nothing as fancy as pancakes in the morning.

  492. In the United States there are a lot more breakfast foods going on then just pancakes. Most have eggs a number of ways and some sort of meat such as ham or sausages with toast. But there are numerous varieties in the US. I’m a Pescetarian myself. That means that the only real meat I eat is either fish or seafood. For Breakfast I usually have eggs with a combination of Swiss and cheddar cheeses, sometimes mushrooms are added, with toast and either veggie meat (veggie sausage or veggie ground round) or some kind of fish or seafood (tuna, salmon, shrimp) and chase it down with coffee.

  493. Swedes don’t eat pancakes for breakfast. We eat pancakes on thursdays along with pea soup, mostly anyways. Actually, our breakfasts are similar to the danish one. There seems to be many huge factual errors in this text.

  494. I’ve never tried Marmite, but I’m guessing that it sucks compared to Vegemite. Anyway, aren’t they just two different brands which both make the same thing?

  495. Please, whoever is writing it, STOP MAKING PANCAKES A BREAKFAST DISH! It’s only in US where it’s a thing. No one would ever eat pancakes for breakfast in The Netherlands or Sweeden, not to mention Polish potato pancakes are served ONLY for dinner and definitely not with a scrambled eggs on a side.

  496. Whoever told you Hungarians eat ‘pogácsa’ for breakfast was way wrong. We eat those salty scones throughout the day but almost never for breakfast. These days we don’t have any special breakfasts, most peaple just eat sandwiches, oatmeal or eggs.

    Traditional breakfast (not eaten nowadays) would be a thick slice of bacon, salted onions (raw), bread and a shot of palinka (strong spirit) to top it off.

  497. Regardless of what I eat for breakfast or where I’m from, I think this is a beautiful and creative post. I enjoyed both pictures and commentaries.
    Thank you.

    I was not surprised that you got so many comments both positive and negative. Any creative work always does receive a lot of opinions 🙂

  498. The Scottish Breakfast is the same as the full English except the hash browns are replaced with a slice of Black Pudding and a Square Sliced Sausage (Lorne Sausage). I should know I’m Scots.

  499. nice post! I’ll try some of them surely. Thanks! If you like too add Bangladeshi breakfast to your blog, I can help you. I’m from Bangladesh.

  500. Can’t believe I went as far into comments as I did before someone called BS on the Japanese breakfast. The dish depicted is called hiyayakkou and no one eats it for breakfast. Let me repeat that so you understand. NO ONE! It is most often eaten at dinner when the weather is very hot and humid, and doing alot of hot food would just make the house unbearable. Very common in the humid Japanese summers. For breakfast, Japanese eat rice, probably a raw or lightly cooked egg, and a soup made with miso. Maybe there will be tiny cubes of tofu in the soup.

    Also, why does the writer feel so compelled to comment on the American breakfast being unhealthy? The British breakfast is much larger with double servings of unhealthy cured meats. An American breakfast normally include ONE meat, ONE egg, and one, maybe two starches. I only have one.

  501. In the Netherlands we don’t eat pancakes in the morning. We eat them at evening for dinner. Only in the morning if there is a special occasion. Regular breakfast here is bread with cheese/ ham, chocolate spread/sprinkles or peanut butter.

  502. Fun post, but yeah, no one in the Netherlands eats pancakes for breakfast. Should’ve asked people who actually live(d) there 🙂

  503. Interesting post but was looking for more Caribbean foods like maybe Jamaican or Haitian. The only ones out of 50 were were Dominican Republic and Bahamian. Most of the Bahamian description just spoke about former slaves who couldn’t afford anything else but grits. That didn’t exactly make their meal sound delicious.

  504. I’m Dominican our classic breakfast is mostly bread,butter and coffee mangu it’s delicious but too heavy for breakfast. mangu, eggs and ham for dinner. Very interesting blog btw I love to have korean breakfast looks delicious .

  505. The train has two dining cars designed for full five dining service, each with a seating capacity of 42 guests at a time so that all the guests dine together. The train has a state of the one kitchen car designed to provide a range of cuisines. The restaurants are named Rang Mahal and Mayur Mahal. Mayur Mahal (the Peacock restaurant) has peacock feather theme in its décor. Restaurant menus include traditional Indian cuisines along with Continental, Chinese and International cuisines. A dedicated bar carriage, the Safari Bar, offers wines, liqueurs, spirits and beers along with snacks and starters and a lounge cum bar called the Rajah club equipped with a multilingual library and board games offers a casual lounge experience http://www.exoticindiaescapes.com/

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