Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start your day off on the right foot when you’re visiting any of these countries, from Germany to Japan and beyond!
It doesn’t matter what country you are from, we all have very specific ideas of how breakfast should look. However when traveling abroad it can be quite a culture shock to learn what your local friends have for breakfast. Buckle up and dig in for the most important meal of the day.
Vegetarians won’t fare well in Germany. The most common things on the breakfast table are deli meats, ham, salted meats and salami, alongside a variety of cheeses. You might also find some meaty spreads like Leberwurse (liver sausage), on rye bread. Read our article on Alternative Berlin to read some more travel inspiration.
When it comes to the first meal of the day in Eastern China, foods like dumplings, rice in vegetable soup, fried sponge cake, porridge and a steamed custard bun are all common.
Iranians enjoy a cup of black tea alongside bread, butter, creamy feta cheese, fresh fruits and an assortment of nuts before starting their day.
In Cambodia, you’ll be treated to a traditional meal for breakfast. Their breakfast dish of choice is Kuy Teav, a rice noodle soup that is loaded with veggies.
The French are famous for their food, so what does a typical breakfast in France look like? Tea, coffee, juice or hot chocolate with bread, butter or a pastry.
There are two kinds of breakfasts in Japan, something you’ll find out quite quickly when you book flights to Tokyo. There’s a wafuu (traditional) breakfast and a youfuu (Western) breakfast. The traditional one consists of rice, fish, miso soup, sticky soybeans and seaweed while the Western breakfast included buttered toast, eggs and coffee.
Planning a trip to Marrakesh? Don’t sleep in too long and miss breakfast, it sounds absolutely delicious! It’s generally sweet, with bread, honey, olives and dates. They enjoy with either a cup of fresh mint tea or a cup of Turkish-style coffee.
Breakfast in Colombia can really vary from region to region but typically it’ll include a mix of leftovers from the previous night’s evening meal. Soup is also a popular choice before heading off to work for the day.
A breakfast spread in Turkey usually includes lots of cheese, olives, honey, jam, bread, omelets and plenty of fresh fruit. We wouldn’t mind digging in to some of that!
If you find yourself on vacation in Caracas, you can be certain that you’ll be tucking into arepas at some point on your trip. These flat, corn cakes are very popular for breakfast and are filled with things like cheese, ham, chicken or fish.
What about you, what are your favorite go-to foods for breakfast? What was the best breakfast you ate abroad? Visit our search engine to find some cheap flights for all these destinations.