Breakfast Around the World How does the rest of the globe wake up? Breakfast in North America A typical American breakfast usually involves some kind of bread/flour product, (pancakes, waffles, French toast) eggs, and bacon, ham or sausage. American breakfast is heavily influenced by European tradition. Canadian breakfasts are similar to American breakfasts, but usually have a bigger emphasis on ham and potatoes. It seems as if breakfast in North America has been exploited by name brands and advertisements. Breakfast in Mid-Asia China- Congee is very popular. It is basically a watery porridge. Korea- Most Koreans eat Kimchi for breakfast. Kimchi is cabbage based and very pungent. Breakfast in the Middle East Iraq- Most Iraqis enjoy bread products for breakfast like this Khubz. Usually they spread honey, butter, or jam over it. Coffee and tea are the breakfast drinks of choice. Middle Eastern coffee is usually thicker and stronger than that of elsewhere. Breakfast in Middle America In Guatemala, people generally eat tortillas and rice or beans for breakfast. The tortilla is a defining part of Mexican breakfast as well. Although, most Mexicans enjoy a sort of breakfast burrito with eggs and beef inside. The Chili pepper is used to spice up the morning meal. Breakfast in Europe A traditional English breakfast consists of Ham, beans, sausage and eggs. In Germany, varieties of Bread and pastries are a favorite for breakfast. Most are complemented with sesame, poppy, or caraway seeds. You can’t have breakfast in Europe without enjoying Tea or Coffee. Traditional African breakfast Variations of dates are popular all over northern Africa Firfir is a common Ethiopian breakfast dish Boerowors is a sausage Eaten in Southern Africa for breakfast South American Breakfast Breakfast in brazil often consists of fruit or vegetable based items like avocado dishes and fresh slices of papaya and pineapple. People of South America enjoy some of the finest coffee in the world. Rice and Beans are a big part of morning meals everywhere in South America. South East Asian Breakfast Pho Bo beef noodles is a breakfast favorite in Vietnam Johk is a popular pork and rice dish in Thailand Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) topped with an egg Balinese coffee is a great way to wake up in Bali Northern Asian Breakfast Russian’s Love black bread in the morning Porridge is widely eaten in Russia Russian Tea is a very popular for breakfast Mongolian yak milk is used in all kinds of breakfast dishes in Northern Asia Common Breakfast themes Most cultures tend to shy away from alcohol in the morning. Breakfast tends to be a quicker meal than others. Most cultures tend to use scaled down versions of larger meals for breakfast. Most cultures tend to drink other beverages besides water for breakfast.