Breakfast in Other Countries

As an American, I grew up eating eggs, toast, bacon, pancakes, cereal, oatmeal, grits etc. I’ve often wondered though what people sit down to eat for breakfast in other countries.

This video via Buzzfeed answers that question. My favorite from this list would probably be the Indian dosa with sambhar or the Vietnamese Pho. Which of these would you try for breakfast? Are you from outside the U.S? What’s a typical breakfast for you? Did they get it right?

9 comments on “Breakfast in Other Countries

  1. I loved watching this video!! My favourite breakfast would be the Chinese ( pork bun and congee)! 🙂 As for the Indian dosa, the size of a real dosa is about 3 times larger than what they’ve portrayed in the video! Thanks for sharing this.

    • Yeah, the congee sounds great too! The dosa pictured was also less browned than normal, though it did manage to give me a craving. Thanks for the comment and re-blog!

  2. Reblogged this on CultureGeek and commented:
    What a lovely video, and I think every breakfast looks delicious! 🙂

  3. They all looked good to me except the Australian one.

    I used to have cereal, then I was making my own mix of flakes, dried fruit, nuts and seeds; now I have fresh fruit.

    The typical breakfast in France would be some bread with butter and jam, a croissant, orange juice, a hot drink and maybe a yogurt.

    • Haha I haven’t tried vegemite before but I’ve heard it’s an acquired taste to say the least. French breakfast sounds nice and simple. Thanks for the taking the time to comment. Cheers!

  4. Ooh, the Egyptian Breakfast looks yummy!!! Coming from Finland, we have pretty much the same eating habits as the Swedes. Dark bread and cold cuts would be a typical breakfast as portrayed on the tape. The most traditional one (maybe not so typical anymore?) would however be oatmeal porridge with forest berries, but my typical one would be cereals/müssli with natural yoghurt and berries/fruit.

    My New Zealand husband has brought the tradition of cooked breakfast to our home, so on weekends we do have the bacon-egg-baked beans-grilled tomatoes-sausage type of brunch. Pretty nice to have variation!

  5. We like the Swedish breakfast, also Greek and Turkish breakfasts are nice too. Especially a Sunday breakfast in Turkey seems to be more like a feast… in all breakfasts best part is ‘leisure’ and being able to enjoy it to start the day on a positive note.

    • I’ve heard that Turks and Greeks really take their time to eat meze/small amounts of breads, spreads and fresh fruits. Basic foods which are tasty and not heavy. Thanks for taking the time to respond the post!

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