For the second installment of our …From Around the World series, we dig into food! Or, more specifically, breakfast. We surveyed our exchange students and asked them to submit examples of what they eat for breakfast in their home countries. Breakfast can vary greatly between cultures or be quite similar (you’d be surprised at the universality of cereal). There’s no accounting for individual taste, but those preferences are influenced by what’s available in your community. Many of the answers were funny, surprising, and, frankly, pretty standard breakfast items. 😛
Yana D. from Kazakhstan
Tea, scrambled eggs, pancakes, butterbrots
Emma S. from Spain
Pablo I. from Austria
Nothing special. Cereal or bread.
Victoria C. from Chile
A typical Chilean breakfast would include our delicious bread (hallulla, marraqueta o dobladita) with butter, jam, cheese, avocado, eggs, quince jam or manjar (a national candy like caramel). We would drink coffee or tea.
Hanna M. from Switzerland
I would say usual Swiss families eat bread (zopf) with jam as breakfast, but me as a person with German parents eat bread with sausage or ham.
Masako A. from Japan
Rice, miso-soup, grilled fish, pickled vegetables
Rita J. from Libera
Mauro G. from Italy
Milk and cookies (Editorial note: So many Italian students reported this!)
Lana B. from Israel
Manaqeesh: it’s like a bread and on top of it cheese or something else
Miar I. from Palestine
Cereal or hummus
Kuangye G. from China
Don’t know how to say better than here (Editorial note: Ouch! Lol.)
Leonie L. from Germany
Something we call Brötchen or a Brezel (pretzel), which is a tiny bread, with butter and cheese, ham, or marmalade and eggs.
Ramisa R. from Bangladesh
Porota, daal, shuji & dim bhaji.
Carolé R. from South Africa
Alies M. from Netherlands
Yoghurt with muesli and fruit
Lívia W. from Brazil
Chocolate milk, pão de queijo, fruits (in general), and a ham and cheese sandwich
Sanjana Z. from India
Aloo paratha with curd
Florian S. from Switzerland
Kwaku B. from Ghana
It varies as it is really based on preference really (Editorial note: Isn’t everything?)
Sara R. from Spain
Sweat things, toasts with oil and salt, churros with chocolate, etc.
Anna B. from Sweden
A cracklebread sandwich
Merle G. from Germany
Cereal on weekdays and rolls on weekends
Issa S. from Jordan
Hummus, falafel, and eggs
Fawz H. from Libya
Honwei P. from Costa Rica
Rosario G. from Chile
Nour F. from Egypt
Fava beans and falafel
Moh’d Hayan T. from the Philippines
We have topsilog, I don’t know much about it.
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