22nd April 2016
Most of us around the world kick-start our day with a breakfast, whether it's eaten around kitchen tables or cross-legged in a ger camp. Yet what we eat for breakfast varies greatly, from savoury to sweet, simple to extravagant, substantial to snack-like, from pastries to chowders, and all that’s in between. Enjoy our infographic taking you around the world in forty-four traditional breakfasts.
Argentina: Facturas – sweet pastry filled with cream, custard or jam and mate to drink.
Australia: Vegemite on toast.
Bahamas: Grits – dried corn mixed with boiling water, topped with prawns.
Bolivia: Saltenas – savoury pastries stuffed with meat, vegetables or cheese.
Brazil: Pao de queijo – cheese rolls and strong coffee.
Burma (Myanmar): Mohinga - rice noodles in a fish broth with deep fried fritters.
Canada: Perogies - dumplings, stuffed with potato, meat, cheese or fruit.
China: Congee - a rich porridge served with fish or meat.
Colombia: Changua - a milk soup with eggs and calado, a stale bread.
Cuba: Tostada - strips of grilled, buttered bread dunked in café con leche.
Egypt: Ful madamas - cooked fava beans and chickpeas.
Ethiopia: Genfo - a stiff porridge with a hole in the center filled with spices and yoghurt.
France: Croissants – pastries with butter and jam and an espresso.
Georgia: Aladziki - Georgian pancakes or filled with fruit and yoghurt.
Germany: Wurst - sausages with local cheeses and fresh bread.
Ghana: Waakye - rice and beans boiled together.
Hungary: Pogácsa - a focaccia-like bread baked in the ashes of the fireplace.
Iceland: Hafragrautur - a hearty porridge, topped with raisins and nuts.
India: Idlis – steamed rice, light pancakes, with roti and dosas.
Iran: Yoghurt and dates, feta, walnuts, pomegranates and Persian tea.
Israel: Shakshuka - eggs poached in a tomato and red pepper sauce.
Italy: Great coffee with a cornetto pastry.
Jamaica: Ackee - a fruit that looks like scrambled eggs, with saltfish and dumplins.
Japan: Miso soup with white rice.
Kenya: Uji - a thin, gluten-free porridge made from millet.
Mexico: Huevos rancheros - runny fried eggs with hot salsa on corn tortillas.
Mongolia: Boiled mutton and salty milk tea.
Morocco: Khobz - a round bread with olive oil and sugary mint tea.
Netherlands: Apple pancakes served with stroop, a dark syrup.
Pakistan: Aloo paratha - a pan-fried flatbread eaten with butter or chutney.
Philippines: Sinangag – mini sausages, rice wrapped in palm leaves and mangoes.
Poland: Scrambled eggs and potato pancakes.
Russia: Oladi - a pancake eaten with honey, jam or sour cream.
South Africa: Putu pap - hot cereal made with corn.
South Korea: Tost-u - a sweet egg sandwich, with cabbage and sugar.
Spain: Churros - fried choux pastry with sugar, honey or chocolate.
Sweden: Smörgås - an open sandwich with fish, egg and cucumber and caviar spread.
Thailand: Jok - rice porridge with pork meatballs and an egg.
Turkey: Sucuk - dried sausage with cheese, cucumber and tomato.
U.K.: Fry up - sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns, black pudding, beans and more.
Ukraine: Borscht - beetroot soup.
U.S.A.: Thick fluffy pancakes with blueberries, crispy bacon and syrup.
Uganda: Katogo - green bananas in a beef or vegetable stew.
Venezuela: Arepas - round pattys with cheese, ham or avocado.