Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, keeping us healthy and sharp.
But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.
Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.
CHINA: Traditional breakfasts vary based on the region, but dim sum, small plates of food prepared in a variety of ways, is popular.
CUBA: The typical breakfast is cafe con leche, coffee with milk, with a tostada, sliced bread that is buttered and grilled. The bread is used to dunk into the coffee.
GERMANY: A typical breakfast includes cold meats, including sausages, local cheeses, and fresh baked bread.
INDIA: Idli wada is a traditional breakfast in the southern part of the country. Idli is a cake made with fermented black lentils and rice, and served with chutney and sambar.
NIGERIA: With a variety of ethnic groups in the country, there are many traditional breakfast items. One of them is moi moi, a ground bean paste that is wrapped in leaves and steamed.
PORTUGAL: A standard breakfast includes stuffed croissants or bread with jam or cheese, eaten with coffee.
RUSSIA: Traditional breakfast is sirniki, or baked farmers cheese pancakes, and hot oatmeal. Rye bread is another staple.
TURKEY: A traditional breakfast consists of bread, cheese, butter, olives, eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers, jam, honey, and kaymak. It can also include sucuk, a spicy Turkish sausage, and Turkish tea.
UNITED STATES: Breakfast foods vary widely from place to place, but typical options include eggs, pancakes, bacon, or cereal.
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