Experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your first meal provides the nutrients and energy needed to start your day and function earlier in the morning. When traveling or moving abroad, it is important to realize that common breakfast foods in your host country may be greatly different than what you are used to at home. So join us as we take a take a tour of breakfast foods around the world.
Now if this still seems familiar to you, try heading to Asia where breakfast is similar to lunch and dinner. In Thailand, as in many Asian countries, a popular breakfast dish includes minty, spicy fish a sweet and spicy meat, served with rice. Breakfast could also consist of soups, rice porridge, and vegetables. Eggs will sometimes be incorporated into the meal, but this is a new meal trend in some areas.
Breakfast durations and portions may differ in every region. In the Middle East, breakfast could be a falafel, a piece of bread and tea or coffee, or maybe even just a piece of fruit. In Egypt, for example, breakfast includes fava beans, chickpeas, garlic, lemon, egg, and maybe some vegetables. This dish is called Foul Madamas.
Heading back to the other side of the world, we would find fry jacks as a staple in Belize. These are deep-fried pieces of dough that can be served as a savory dish with beans and eggs, or as a sweet dish with honey.
With so many delicious breakfast options worldwide, don’t be afraid to break out of your comfort zone when you are abroad. Breakfast may be simple or complex, but it is always a smart choice to start your day.