Ask anyone which is their favourite meal of the day and most will say: Breakfast! Why not? The fluffy buttery pancake, crispy bacon, juicy sausage and fresh OJs. Just writing about it makes me salivate… Not only is breakfast food delicious, it is also the most important meal in a day. After 6+ hours of sleep, your body is starved for sure and will need to replenish nutrients to boost metabolism and regain the full operating capacity.
Prepare your taste buds as we take you around the world. Here are a list of breakfasts from 10 different top destinations of international students.
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One of the famous American breakfasts is oatmeal or muesli (raw oat with grains, fruits or nuts). However, if you’re not a big fan of oats, go for pancakes instead! Homemade thick pancakes with syrup and blueberries or strawberries are just so hard to resist. You may also top your pancakes with a few rashers of bacon.
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A full English Breakfast – you may need a big plate for this! Beans, sausages, bacon, eggs (usually one or two sunny side up), mushrooms, toast and sometimes even grilled tomatoes or hash browns are definitely a must on your plate. Pair it with a cup of tea kick start your day.
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What will be the first thing that comes to mind when people talk about French breakfast? Croissant! You can just eat as is because these magnificent crispy pastries taste so good even without fillings. But why not enrich your taste buds as they go well with crushed almonds, butter, chocolate or cream.
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There is only one crucial ingredient of breakfast found in most Australians’ home - Vegemite. This sticky and salty brown stuff is made yeast extract with various vegie and spice additives. Spreading small dose of it on toast is common, while you can also put Vegemite in your soups and porridge.
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A traditional German breakfast is just simple, but oh so tasty! . It is normally wursts or the german sausages couple with local cheeses and freshly baked bread. Wursts can be eaten on their own but you can also eat it with salads, soups and stews just for that extra satisfaction in your lunch or dinner.
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Concerned about your health? Why don’t you try out a porridge with multiple grains known as kasha? This typical Russian breakfast is usually cooked in milk for the creamy texture and it is a great source of fiber and manganese.
Alternative: Oladi, Russian pancakes, kind of like Yorkshire puddings. It has a soft texture inside and a crispy edge! These exquisite pancakes are best when served with soured cream, honey or berries jam.
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You should really try tofu for breakfast if you haven’t yet. A popular breakfast food in Japan, eat it with fish and steamed rice or porridge. Add some side dishes which include pickled vegetables, fermented soy beans, dried seaweed and even rolled egg (tamagoyaki omelet). Altogether, this breakfast is high in nutrients such as manganese, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins. A cup of green tea (antioxidants) will be a nice companion for the meal.
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A Canadian breakfast may seem like a simplified English breakfast. But be amazed and look at that few pieces hiding under the toasts. It is actually boiled, baked or fried dumplings made traditionally with stuffed with potato filling, ground meat, cheese, or fruit, known as pierogies. Sausages, toast and scrambled eggs are just perfect to complete the breakfast set.
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Pizza? Pasta? Nah… too heavy for a breakfast. Ever wondered what Italians eat besides pizza and pasta - especially for breakfast? It is just simple and sweet. A ‘cappuccino e cornetto’ which is a cup of cappuccino with croissant - a normal selection for the Italians in the morning.
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The multiracial background of Malaysia has produced a lot of benefits especially the variety of food. Nasi Lemak, the most popular breakfast food in the country, was once only enjoyed by the Malay ethnic but now, it has become a favourite of every Malaysian and even tourists!
Rice is soaked and cooked in coconut milk and garnished with anchovies, cucumbers, roasted peanuts, hard boiled egg, and spicy sambal sauce. With so many side dishes you can add to your plate, there are a lot of nutrients such as manganese, protein, and carbs in this unique Malaysian breakfast.