We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that certain brekkie acts as great brain boosting agents. An early morning chomp on hard boiled eggs will give us more energy than any sugary cereal.

Let’s take a look at what our foreign counterparts have for breakfast

Corn on the cob or a bowl of piping hot crab porridge might not sound appetising, around the globe these unusual foods are regulars on the breakfast table.

Apparently, food experts have a prediction that brits will broaden their breakfast choices in the next 10 years, seeking influence from our foreign brekkie eaters.


Century Eggs – The Chinese like their eggs wrapped in a mixture of clay, salt, ash, lime and rice. This means that the yolks turn green, and the egg white is almost black and the texture is creamy and gelatinous with a pungent odour.


Chawan Mushi – Japanese wake up to a bowl of steamed eggs and a dahi seasoning giving it a silky, custard like texture. These are topped with shiitake mushrooms with added chicken or kamaboko. Which is a mixture of cured white fish and starch


Huitlacoche – Mexicans serve these odd looking corns in omelettes on their breakfast tables. The corn with a twist is classed as technically diseased because of the fungus that grows from it. Mexicans consider this a delicacy for breakfast, the spores infect the corn, turning it black and giving it a mushroom like flavour.


Kimichi – Koreans wake up to this potent dish of fermented vegetables, with an added kick of garlic, red peppers and ginger.


Scrapple – A lot of meat loving Americans enjoy scrabble for breakfast, this is made from parts of pig that is left over from dinner. The meat is boiled, minced, seasoned and moulded into the shape of a loaf. They then fry this with eggs or pancakes.


Crab Porridge – Congee is a porridge made by slow cooking rice for an extended period of time, until it takes on a thick, creamy texture. In Hong Kong they chuck in a boiled crab for good measure, either be it whole or just a cooked claw.


Ackee – Jamaican’s feast on a plate full of ackee fruit and white fish, which resembles scrambled eggs. Although this seems like an innocent breakfast, the ackee is actually poisonous if not prepared correctly.


Could our beloved fry ups soon make way for more exotic dishes like savoury crab porridge, seaweed flakes and fishy breakfasts?


April 05, 2022

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