20 Breakfasts Around the World Infographic

Jan 14, 2019


Welcome to Roxanne Weber, VOA's guide to the most exciting and mouth-watering breakfasts from various corners of the globe. Start your day with our comprehensive journey through different cultures, traditional offerings, and unique dishes. From hearty breakfasts to mouth-watering delicacies, we've got it all covered!

1. Full English Breakfast - United Kingdom

First on our list is the famous Full English Breakfast, also known as a "fry-up." This traditional British breakfast consists of crispy bacon, sausages, eggs, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, and toasted bread. A true feast to kick-start your day!

2. Croissant - France

Travel to France for a delicate and flaky breakfast with a buttery croissant. These crescent-shaped pastries are a staple and are often enjoyed with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

3. Churros - Spain

Experience a touch of Spain with churros, fried dough pastries sprinkled with sugar and served with a cup of hot chocolate or café con leche. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, they are a delight!

4. Dim Sum - China

Journey to China for a breakfast experience like no other. Dim Sum, a variety of bite-sized dishes, is a staple. Sample steamed dumplings, pork buns, rice rolls, and turnip cakes, among other delectable options.

5. Masala Dosa - India

India's breakfast scene is incredibly diverse, and one standout is the flavorful masala dosa. A thin, crispy rice and lentil crepe filled with a spiced potato mixture, served with chutney and sambar.

6. Shakshuka - Middle East

Discover the Middle Eastern breakfast with Shakshuka, a dish consisting of poached eggs in a spiced tomato and pepper sauce. Served with warm bread, this hearty meal will surely satisfy your cravings.

7. Bagel and Lox - United States

Head to the United States for a popular breakfast choice, the bagel and lox. A toasted bagel topped with cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onions, capers, and sometimes tomatoes. A perfect combination of flavors!

8. Acai Bowl - Brazil

Dive into the vibrant Brazilian breakfast with an Acai bowl. Acai berries blended with frozen fruits, topped with granola, coconut flakes, and fresh berries. A refreshing and nutritious way to start your day!

9. Haggis - Scotland

Experience a unique Scottish breakfast with haggis. A savory pudding made from sheep's offal, onions, oatmeal, and spices. Often served with black pudding, eggs, toast, and beans.

10. Kimchi - South Korea

Embark on a Korean breakfast adventure with kimchi, fermented vegetables known for their distinctive flavors. Enjoy it as a side dish with rice, soup, and other traditional Korean breakfast items.

11. Börek - Turkey

Indulge in the flaky and savory Turkish pastry, börek. It can be filled with cheese, spinach, potatoes, or ground meat. Served hot and fresh, it's a popular breakfast choice in Turkey.

12. Bánh mì - Vietnam

Travel to Vietnam for a fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisine with Bánh mì. A crusty baguette filled with various ingredients like spiced meats, pickled vegetables, mayo, and fresh herbs.

13. Vegemite on Toast - Australia

Down under, breakfast is incomplete without Vegemite on toast. A yeast-based spread with a distinct salty and savory flavor, paired with buttered toast. A staple for Aussies!

14. Empanadas - Argentina

Sample the flavors of Argentina with empanadas, savory pastries filled with various ingredients like meat, cheese, or veggies. Perfectly enjoyed as a hearty breakfast or any time of the day.

15. Congee - China

Another popular Chinese breakfast is congee, a rice porridge often garnished with meats, vegetables, pickles, and a variety of toppings. A comforting and wholesome choice to start your day.

16. Cereal - Global

While not specific to one country, cereal has become a staple breakfast choice globally. From corn flakes to granola, there's a wide range of options to suit everyone's taste and dietary preferences.

17. Akara - Nigeria

Experience the flavors of Nigeria with Akara, bean fritters made from black-eyed peas. Seasoned with spices, onions, and peppers, these deep-fried delights are enjoyed as a savory breakfast option.

18. Injera - Ethiopia

Immerse yourself in the Ethiopian breakfast culture with Injera, a spongy sourdough flatbread. It's traditionally served with various stews and lentils, providing an array of flavors and textures.

19. Pancakes - Global

Pancakes are adored worldwide, and each region adds its own twist. From fluffy American pancakes with maple syrup to thin French crêpes, these breakfast treats offer endless possibilities for customization.

20. Miso Soup - Japan

Finally, we conclude our journey with Japan's staple breakfast item, miso soup. A simple yet delicious combination of soybean paste, broth, tofu, seaweed, and scallions. A light and comforting way to start your day.


With our exploration of 20 breakfasts around the world, you can now embark on a gastronomic journey without leaving your kitchen. Try these diverse and delicious options to add some international flair to your breakfast routine. From the hearty Full English Breakfast to the delicate croissant, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Expand your culinary horizons and savor the flavors of different cultures, courtesy of Roxanne Weber, VOA.


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