(December 16, 2014) – MSN recently compiled a list of what people eat for breakfast around the world, and many of these meals feature much more than eggs and toast! From congee in China to shakshuka in Israel, here are some common breakfasts from around the world.
Japan: Usually a bowl of miso soup and rice or rice porridge, and of course a cup of green tea.
Brazil: Round cheese buns called pão de queijos, round cheese buns as well as fresh fruit or berries.
France: The French like to eat tartine which is a piece of baguette, topped with butter and jam. Or they eat breakfast pastries like croissants.
China: Congee, rice porridge,
is eaten plain or topped with anything from ground meat to squid.
Korea: A stew of some sort, rice, kimchi, and several side dishes, such as spinach or spicy cucumbers.
India: Roti (flatbread), dosas (thin crêpes made of lentils), or idlis (steamed rice-dough pancakes) are popular as well as different dips and chutneys.
Mexico: Breakfasts often include corn tortillas, eggs, beans, and sauces. One common breakfast item is chilaquiles — fried corn tortilla chips topped with green or red salsa (or mole), cheese, and refried beans, sometimes with eggs and/or pulled chicken mixed in.
Spain: Start out sweet, with a serving of chocolate con churros (hot chocolate with long, ridged fried doughnuts).
Switzerland: Muesli is cereal blend of oat flakes, nuts, and raisins or other types of dried fruit, is often eaten with yogurt.
Venezuela: Arepa is a soft corn flatbread commonly served in the morning stuffed with different fillings such as cheese, meat, or beans.
Finland: Puuri is an oat–based porridge served with milk, fresh or frozen berries, and butter.
Burma: Kaut nyin paung is a plate of sticky fried rice topped with boiled yellow beans and sometimes served with fried fish and a cup of green tea.
Sweden: Smörgås is an open-faced sandwich often eaten with a thin spread of butter and a combination of toppings including ham, cheese, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and hard-boiled egg.
Argentina: Argentinians typically eat one of two things: toast (tostados) or medialunas, “half-moons,” pastries similar to croissants but a smaller and sweeter.
Australia: Australians love toast with Vegemite (a spread of flavored yeast extract), avo (avocado), and tomato.
Israel: In Israel, shakshuka — a rich dish of eggs poached in a tomato sauce, with chiles and onions — is a common choice.
Morocco: A very popular breakfast food is khlea — small strips of dried beef — mixed in with fried eggs.
Italy: Traditional breakfast consists of a cornetto, which is similar to a croissant and often filled with jam, chocolate, or pastry cream.