What's For Breakfast In Your Country?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
July 3, 2009 1:56pm CST
If you walked into a restaurant where you live and ordered breakfast, what's the usual breakfast dish on the menu? Or what's your favorite breakfast? My parents, raised in Indonesia and New Guinea, will usually eat rice with their eggs, or even cold soup. How 'bout you? What's breakfast look like for you?
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Well I guess I'm just the average American. I don't like breakfast in the morning but do enjoy it for lunch or dinner. Usually I will order 2 eggs scrambled, bacon and two pancakes with maple syrup. If I order my eggs over easy then I like bacon, toast and home fried potatoes. At home I will usually just eat a bowl of cold cereal with milk or hot oatmeal and a banana. I guess it all depends on my mood because I really love omelettes with cheese, spinach and tomatoes in it. I've gotten some good ideas of new things to try from your discussion, so thanks for posting it...lol Brightest Blessings, Mari aka Forest Moon
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Yum . . . that omelet sounds heavenly. Spinach, cheese and tomatoes is just a nice combo.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I actually had that omelette last night for supper, with home fried potatoes and toast.... mmmm yummy !!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Care to share with us how you make home fried potatoes?
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
3 Jul 09
A good old traditional irish breakfast consists of bacon, sausage, egg, pudding, baked beans and mushrooms, and sometimes hashbrowns. Its always the first thing you see on the menu. :-)
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I love it! Okay, so how are the eggs cooked, what kind of pudding and mushrooms??? Wow! Very interesting indeed.
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• Ireland
3 Jul 09
Eggs would have to be fried, sunny side up... the pudding is an Irish thing. Its made from bits of pork, sooooooooooo yummy. Button mushrooms, those are fried too. Oh and I forgot the fried tomatoes!! Us Irish are well known for our greasy foods lol..
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Jul 09
LOL . . . I'm thinking that this will get you going for the rest of the day. Sounds delicious.
• United States
3 Jul 09
Probably eggs and bacon or ham. Some here in the south might have grits and eggs and bacon. Many might choose biscuits and gravy. And even a few would have an omelet! It's really up to where you live too! In the northern states it might be more likely to find someone eating a crossient, or bagel with cream cheese. While here in the southern states grits, eggs, toast and sausage would be more likely!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I've heard that word grits so many times and never asked what it is. So . . . what are grits?
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• Ireland
3 Jul 09
Yes being in Europe I would like to know what they are too having heard them mentioned so often too. :-)
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• United States
3 Jul 09
Grits are a product made from corn. It is basically a whole grain. It is kind of like rice (white) but grainy. It's good with cheese or eggs. You pretty much boil itlike you do oatmeal but it doesn't get as mushy... or it's not supposed to anyway!
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@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Pancakes are yummy - I should have made pancakes this morning. I'll make them tomorrow morning. Scrambled eggs or omelettes are also a hit with my bf. Sunny side up eggs with wheat toast, it's fast and easy - it's usually my go-to breakfast. On even lazier days/mornings, I would eat whatever is leftover from last-night's dinner. Hehehehe... If I go to a restaurant though - like IHOP (international house of pancakes), I'd get a fancy omelette, with all the veggies.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Yeah, my parents like to eat dinner left-overs. It's still a little strange for me. IHOP is pretty cool. My kids love that for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Oh, I do that to.. I love eating leftovers for breakfast when I eat it at home. Especially cold pizza, or heated up Chinese food like fried rice or egg foo young.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Never heard of cold soup for breakfast. I learned something new. I like eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, orange juice and coffee for breakfast when I eat out. Am too lazy when home to make it for myself. I do like the egg cooked "over easy" so I can dunk the toast in the yolk. Once in awhile I will eat scrambled eggs.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Oh, I love dipping my toast into runny eggs. Sourdough is my favorite!
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
5 Jul 09
Here in Indonesia, specially Jakarta we usually have a Nasi Uduk(Malaysian & Singaporean call it Nasi Lemak), or Noodle(fried or with soup), chicken porridge, bread, or small pastry and there are many more menu you can choose from. I myself, usually have a fried noodle with a cup of tea with sugar, or a bowl of rice noodle or maybe just with a bread. The menu are vary from morning to morning. BR.b
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
7 Jul 09
My mom says that she likes to eat nasi goreng for breakfast.
@azlin_04 (112)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 09
Hi gtargirl, In my country Malaysia, we normally have a heavy breakfast such as nasi lemak (rice cooked with coconut milk + spices), roti canai,fried noodles or western breakfast. In some states, they take white rice with a few dishes but if you guys come here, there a lot of foods for breakfast! For me, I normally eat heavy breakfast + my 3 in 1 coffee (a must!!hehehe)since I am working in a warehouse which require me to walk a lot!!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Is nasi lemak yellow??? And what's a 3 in 1 coffee made of??
@tonyllenium (6266)
• Italy
3 Jul 09
ok so for breakfast it depends surely i think i like o have cereals or capuccino and fruit juice too!!Normally for breakfast i don't eat things like eggs,soup,or something like that it seemed to me really heavy to have this ood for breakfast..anyway it is true that it epends in what way usually have it and so about your habits and attitudes too!!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Jul 09
So true. A cappuccino for breakfast hey? Always a pick-me-up!
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
3 Jul 09
I'm Canadian as were my parents before me. I usually make a smoothie for breakfast. If I go out for breakfast I'll either have an omelette and toast or if I'm being bad, pancakes and maple syrup. I love syrup, I love it on french toast too.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Am I correct to say that Canada has the best maple syrup? It's what I've heard.. What kind of smoothie?
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@aweins (4203)
• India
26 Jul 09
hi gtargirl, my dear frined, i am an Indian and in south of India people love to have idli and vada and in north people love to have paranthas with curd and butter . some people in some part , i feel in all the part , will definately like to have omlette with bread , toast, milk, fresh fruit and all that items also. i aslo use to love that type of breakfast. i on just sundays use to eat anything other that bread and a milk shake. on monday t o saturday i use to eat just bread toast and milk shake or beaten sweet curd. i love that in my breakfast. on sunday my mom makes something special everytime so it is always other than bread.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Wow! It's always so interesting to hear what people eat in other countries. I'll have to find out what paranthas is. That's a lot of food, I must admit, I have never heard before. Thanks for stopping by aweins.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
19 Jul 09
Hi gtargirl, here in Greece breakfast usually consists of a strong Greek coffee and food is eaten later in the day. When it is a very cold winter morning and the olive pickers are out in force it is not unusual to see the men have something like a tsiporo, a lethal kind of ouzo, with their coffee, as it warms them up to start the work. Greek yogurt with honey will be eaten at some point late morning or midday.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
24 Jul 09
Anything to keep warm to start work on a cold morning. I've never tasted Greek yogurt. I doubt we can get it anywhere here in the US. Adding honey to yogurt sounds very interesting.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jul 09
Usually eggs, potatoes, bacon or sausage and toast. Or pancakes...
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
I am from the Philippines and the usual breakfast that we have is fried rice, tuyo - a fried fish. Some would want bread which we call pandesal dipped in coffee. It is always nice to have rice for breakfast whether steamed rice or fried rice.
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@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
4 Jul 09
In breakfast me and my wife every morning we eat two part of bread with white chease and cup of worm coffe.
@bulzika (280)
• Dominican Republic
4 Jul 09
xashi & chacha :)
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
4 Jul 09
It is quite a bit different in America. A typical breakfast here, includes, but it not limited to, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits or toast. WE also have some country fried potatoes or hashbrowns also.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Son and I actually treated ourselves to breakfast at McDonalds this morning - Big Breakfast: scrambled eggs, sausage, hashbrown, biscuit (also each had orange juice). Haven't done that in ages and it was great but not as good as Old Country Buffet where could have had fresh fruit, sausage gravey, and chicken fried steak plus bacon, ham, and the best cinnimon rolls in town.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 Jul 09
always and omlet filed with veggies
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Right now, breakfast looks like oatmeal or a cold oat cereal, as I am working on my cholesterol. I really like eggs, hash browns, biscuits and sausage gravy. I guess if I am not having either of those, it would be a bread product. Toast or a biscuit or muffin.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
7 Jul 09
I'm suddenly aware that I don't really know how to check my cholesterol levels . . . or what's a good and bad level. I have been eating yogurt and fruit for breakfast. Trying to stick to it, but I do love my eggs and sourdough toast. Oh well. Have an awesome week, GardenGerty.
• India
30 Jul 09
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