I’ve been eating breakfast for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until recently that I started thinking about how to define the best kind of breakfast. As a food writer and photographer, my job is to explore new cuisines and cultures around the world—and in order to do that, I need to know what’s special about each one. So when it comes down to which breakfast is the best in the world, how do you decide? Well, Let me give you some ideas.
Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions. It’s popular all over the Middle East, North Africa, and Israel. In fact, it was so popular that it was registered as one of Israel’s national dishes by law in 2008! Shakshuka can be served as breakfast or lunch—and it makes for an excellent dinner too.
Full English breakfast
A full English breakfast is a common way to start the day in the UK. It’s often eaten with a cup of tea and can include eggs, bacon, sausages, and tomatoes as well as mushrooms or baked beans (an alternative).
If you’re looking for something more substantial than toast and coffee but less filling than an omelet or frittata, this is your best bet!
Açai is a berry that grows in the Amazon rainforest. It’s rich in antioxidants and fiber, which are good for you—and it’s low in calories and fat!
Açai is also a good source of calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium. These vitamins are essential for your bone health as well as keeping you feeling full longer. The berries are also rich in antioxidants like vitamin C which help protect against chronic diseases like cancer or heart disease by fighting off free radicals (chemicals that can damage cells).
Smørrebrød is a traditional Danish breakfast dish. It’s an open-faced sandwich with butter, jam, and cured meat and fish on top of it. The bread is thickly sliced and buttered before being layered with other ingredients, making it an ideal snack or light lunch option.
This classic open-faced sandwich can be served in many ways: You might find smørrebrød topped with scrambled eggs; you could get them as wraps or rolls; even though most recipes call for ketchup as the main condiment (and I won’t argue), there are some options where you can use pickled cucumbers instead!
Masala omelet is an Indian dish that features spices and herbs. It’s a spicy omelet, served with rice or chapati. You can make it with vegetables, meat, or cheese depending on your taste buds!
- One egg
- Two tablespoons of chopped onions
- One clove of garlic (optional)
- Half teaspoon turmeric powder (optional)
- One teaspoon of cumin seeds (optional)
Kedgeree is a British dish made with rice, smoked haddock, and a curry sauce. It originated in India as a breakfast dish, but it’s become popular over the years as an evening staple in many British households.
The term “kedgeree” comes from the Hindi word for “rice,” khanda (खंडीया), and the Tamil word for “almond” (கேட்டு). This combination sounds strange—but it makes sense when you think about how Indians eat their curries: they use coconut milk to soften them up before adding other ingredients like spices and vegetables. In this case, we’re using smoked haddock instead of chicken or beef because its mild taste matches well with other flavors in this dish; if your favorite restaurant doesn’t offer kedgeree yet but does serve curry dishes on its menu then try ordering something similar instead!
Idli-sambar is an Indian breakfast dish that’s made up of idly (a rice cake made from a batter of rice and black lentils) and sambar (a spicy lentil soup). The combination is traditionally served with chutney.
Idli, which means “steamed cake,” is one of the most popular breakfasts in South India. It consists of steamed white rice cakes made from ground rice, black lentils, baking soda and water. The cakes are then flattened out into round shapes before being fried on both sides until golden brown. They’re usually served with chutney or curd on top depending on what kind of dish you’re having for breakfast—if it’s idli-bhaji (fried), then your choice will be onion vadai; if it’s dosa (rice pancake), then you’ll want to use some sort of potato masala paste as well!
Aloo puri and yogurt
Aloo Puri and Yogurt
This is a popular street food in India, and it’s easy to make at home.
- Two small potatoes (about 200g)
- One small onion, peeled and quartered or halved lengthways if large (about 50g)
- One small green chili or jalapeno pepper, finely chopped or sliced into rings at the last minute (optional) (about 5g)
Shāobing (哈密饼) is a Chinese breakfast food that’s similar to a tortilla. It’s usually stuffed with meat and vegetables, but it can also be served with an egg on top. The most famous version of shāobing is the one that comes from Sichuan province—you’ll often find it at restaurants in Chengdu or Chongqing city—but there are plenty of other regional variations as well.
Shāobings look like flatbreads, but they’re actually made from wheat flour dough that has been cooked until very chewy and pliable before being pressed into shape (and thus becoming something like tortillas). Some people think that these flatbreads were invented by Mao Zedong during his time as leader of China during the Cultural Revolution; however, this claim isn’t entirely accurate: historians believe that he had seen them somewhere earlier on his travels through Europe before bringing them back home with him after World War II ended in 1945!
Burek is a savory pastry made with a thin layer of filo dough, filled with meat (mostly beef) or cheese, and then baked. It is a common food in the Balkans and Turkey.
The burek is similar to the pastilla; however, there are some differences between them:
- The burek has more layers than its counterpart; it usually contains three layers: dough, filling, and top layer. The bottom layer of dough can be plain or covered by sugar syrup called siren (it’s not actually sweet).
- Bureks are often served as appetizers before meals because they are easy to eat while still hot from the oven!
A hearty granola bowl with yogurt and chia seeds.
Granola is a healthy breakfast that you can make in minutes. It’s full of fiber, protein, and other nutrients, so it’s great for keeping your energy up all day long.
The best part about granola? It tastes delicious—and will quickly become one of your favorite breakfasts!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the best breakfast in the world!