What an egg breakfast looks like in 18 places around the world

Home made cheese pie with phyllo pastry and organic eggs. Traditional Bulgarian banitsa with white cheese
From Georgia to Peru, here’s how eggs are enjoyed for breakfast around the world. GK1982/Shutterstock
  • The versatile egg is a popular component of some of the world’s best breakfasts across the world.
  • From Bulgarian banitsa to huevos rancheros, there are many delicious ways to eat eggs with cheese.
  • Lamb and eggs are common in Iraq and fry-ups with sausages are an English classic.

Enjoy an English breakfast in the United Kingdom.
Full English Breakfast including sausages, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, egg, bacon, baked beans and bread.
This hearty fry-up pairs well with tea. valeriiaarnaud/Shutterstock
This greasy, packed breakfast is guaranteed to leave you full. 

According to The Guardian, a British fry-up is commonly made with sausage, bacon, black pudding, fried eggs, tomatoes, and beans. 

This British meal can only be complete with a spot of tea.

A cheese and egg-filled banitsa is a popular breakfast in Bulgaria.
Traditional Bulgarian banitsa with cheese.
The phyllo pastry is a great, cheesy breakfast. Travelpotpourri/Shutterstock
Croissants aren’t the only beloved flaky pastry

According to Taste Atlas, banitsa is a classic Bulgarian pie made with sheets of phyllo dough wrapped around eggs and white cheese. 

It can also be filled with vegetables like spinach, leeks, and onions. 

Bánh mì ốp la is a breakfast staple in Vietnam.
Banh mi pork and pickels vietnamese sandwich
Adding a fried egg to this sandwich only makes it better. elcoladorchino/Shutterstock
Bánh mì is a sandwich typically filled with pork and pickled vegetables, like carrots and radishes.

This tasty and simple meal can also be served with sausages, caramelized onions, and fried eggs. Pair this dish with hot tea for a warm and filling breakfast

Shakshuka is a colorful breakfast enjoyed throughout Southwest Asian and North African countries.
Homemade shakshuka, fried eggs, onion, bell pepper, tomatoes and parsley in a pan. Gray background. Top view
Get your tomato fix in with this dish. Mironov Vladimir/Shutterstock
If you’re craving a warm comfort meal to start the day, this spicy dish is exactly what you need. 

According to Culture Trip, shakshuka is made of eggs cooked in tomato sauce with peppers, onions, herbs, and cheese. It’s often served with bread, which can be dipped into the runny eggs. 

The colorful, traditional breakfast dish can be made in one pot and seasoned with spices like cayenne, cumin, and paprika. It’s also popular in parts of the Middle East. 

Enjoy jajecznica, Polish eggs with sausage.
Scrambled eggs with bacon, chive and tomatoes, fresh juice and greens.
Kielbasa, or Polish sausage, adds a kick to the scrambled eggs. Stepanek Photography/Shutterstock
A trip to Poland would not be complete without their signature scrambled eggs and sausage breakfast, known as jajecznica.

According to Polish Your Kitchen, this dish is commonly enjoyed with cucumbers and crunchy radishes. 

Perico is a filling Venezuelan breakfast.
Venezuelan breakfast with arepas, black beans, scrambled eggs and white cheese.
Enjoy these eggs with arepas, or cornmeal-based cakes. Angel Gruber/Shutterstock
Perico Venezolano is a popular breakfast in this South American country. 

According to Hispanic Kitchen, this brunch is enjoyed with bread, coffee with milk, and arepas. 

For this meal, eggs are scrambled with onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

Makhlama lahm, or eggs with lamb and tomatoes, is a popular Iraqi meal.
Makhlama Lahm - Iraqi Eggs with Lamb and Tomatoes, breakfast dish, ground lamb is sautéed with onions, tomatoes, and parsley, seasoned
This rich and spicy Iraqi breakfast dish is made with ground lamb. Fanfo/Shutterstock
Those who love spice will enjoy this Iraqi dish. 

According to Saveur, lamb and eggs make up the bulk of this spicy breakfast. It combines the two along with curry powder, onions, tomato, and parsley.

Malaysian nasi lemak is packed with ingredients.
Nasi lemak is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia.
The rice is cooked in coconut milk. dolphfyn/Shutterstock
This breakfast contains everything you’d ever want to start your morning. 

According to The Star, the national dish of Malaysia is made with rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It can be paired with hard-boiled eggs, anchovies, fried peanuts, cucumber slices, and a chili paste, sambal.

Huevos rancheros is a next-level Mexican breakfast.
Traditional mexican fried eggs with green and red sauce also called 'divorciados' on white background
You can eat this with red or green sauce. Guajillo studio/Shutterstock
Huevos rancheros, or ranch-styled eggs, are a classic Mexican meal. 

According to Simply Recipes, this traditional dish consists of fried eggs served on a corn tortilla.

To take the meal to the next level, you can add avocado, Mexican-styled rice, and refried beans.

Eggs and hash browns are a beloved American combination.
Breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast and hash browns. Also available with sausage instead of bacon.
Hash browns and fried eggs are a dynamic duo. Hannamariah/Shutterstock
According to the Food Network, preferences may vary depending on the state — but generally, folks in the US are partial to pancakes, hash browns, sausages, and of course, eggs.

Whether scrambled, fried, or over easy, eggs are a welcome addition to many American breakfasts.

 

Afghani pan-fried eggs are made with potatoes and onions.
Eggs with Tomatoes - Easy Afghani Style Breakfast
The chili pepper adds a fiery kick. Fanfo/Shutterstock
If you’re looking for a protein-filled breakfast, look no further than Afghani-styled eggs. 

According to Tasted Recipes, this easy dish is prepared with diced tomatoes, fried eggs, and chili pepper, all cooked up in one pan.

You can add in potatoes, oregano, and chopped coriander for a more flavorful meal. 

Georgian khachapuri is a toasty bread filled with eggs and cheese.
Khachapuri with a lot of cheese at the table in the restaurant
If you love cheese, you’ll love khachapuri. alkostromitin/Shutterstock
According to Saveur, cheese-filled khachapuri is Georgia’s national dish. 

The boat-shaped loaf is typically stuffed with briny cheeses or crumbled feta.

The final touch is a cracked egg on top, which cooks on top of the warm, melting cheese — making a perfect dipping sauce for the bread. 

 

Kuku sabzi is a savory, herb-filled Persian omelet.
Kuku sabzi - Persian herb frittata
This Persian frittata will satisfy your need for greens. Abimbola Olayiwola/Shutterstock
According to the Mediterranean and Dish, kuku sabzi is a traditional Persian omelet filled with parsley, cilantro, dill, and scallions.

Sometimes, it’s topped with cranberries and toasted walnuts for added texture served with a side of yogurt or labneh, pickles, or olives. 

 

Tamagoyaki, a Japanese omelet, can be eaten hot or cold.
Japanese rolled omelette called 'tamagoyaki'
This rolled omelet is flavored with soy sauce. lydiarei/Shutterstock
According to Serious Eats, tamagoyaki is a popular item on sushi menus and can be eaten warm or chilled. 

It’s flavored with soy sauce, rice wine, and dashi — a Japanese soup stock. 

To make it, you can roll the cooked eggs onto a bamboo mat and serve it with radish. 

Armenian-styled eggs are filled with parsley and onions.
Spinach pancakes with yogurt dressing with fresh herbs.
Onions and parsley spice up this egg dish. Anna_Pustynnikova/Shutterstock
According to the Armenian Kitchen, eggs stuffed with parsley and onions are a common dish in the region. 

The eggs are fried in a skillet with canola oil until brown, along with the herbs, and can be served with Armenian bread, lavash, and fresh parsley. 

Salchicha Huachana, or Peruvian sausage with eggs, is served with fried yucca.
Special salchipapa includes, frankfurt sausage, cabanossi, fried egg, french fries
Fried yucca can be swapped with french fries. Paulo Gomez/Shutterstock
According to Mi Comida Peruana, this recipe originates from the northern Peruvian city of Huacho. 

To make this easy and tasty breakfast, sausages are fried in a pan with boiled yucca or french fries

You’re likely to find Scotch eggs in England.
Scotch eggs on a black plate.
This dish is made with hard-boiled eggs. Magdanatka/Shutterstock
If you’ve been craving hard-boiled eggs, Scottish eggs are your answer. 

According to Bon Appétit, this gastropub staple is made with eggs covered in crispy bread crumbs and fried sausage

Portuguese custard tarts are filled with eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla.
Pastel De Nata, traditional Portuguese Custard Tarts. Different types Belem pies in plates on yellow background.
Pastéis de nata is made with only a handful of ingredients. Studio Roux/Shutterstock
If you’re looking to fulfill your sweet tooth for breakfast, sugary Portuguese pastéis de nata has got you covered. 

According to Tasting Table, the warm, crispy pastry is stuffed with a creamy custard made of eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and butter.