Strange Breakfasts from Around the World (Part One)

What did you have for breakfast? The most common food would most likely be a coffee with toast, cereals, some scrambled eggs or some type of bun such as doughnuts or perhaps a green smoothie.

What did you have for breakfast? The most common food would most likely be a coffee with toast, cereals, some scrambled eggs or some type of bun such as doughnuts or perhaps a green smoothie. However, in some countries, they start the morning in a different way and you could be surprised when you see and taste some of the rarest breakfasts in the world.

In this article, we’ve gathered a list of the uncommon breakfast that you should definitely try if you ever travel to one of these countries.

 

Dutch Breakfast: “Hagelslag” or Chocolate Shavings

The Dutch breakfast with Hagelslag is something you will probably want to try. In Holland, the Dutch usually have breakfast with toasts covered with the typical chocolate shavings that we put on our cakes.

It has undoubtedly become part of the list of rare breakfasts, but we think you would like to try. After all it is chocolate, it is simple, it is fast and it is sure that it is good. Besides, who wouldn’t  like such a combination for breakfast?

 

Peruvian Breakfast: Tiger Milk

“Leche de tigre” is the typical breakfast of Peru. If you go to any Peruvian restaurant it is likely that this delicacy is on the breakfast menu.

We call this breakfast rare, because in most parts of the world, we would probably eat something like that rather for lunch or dinner. This Peruvian breakfast consists of a glass full of the liquid that comes out of the ceviche. That is, it is made from the juice of fish, lime, onion, salt, pepper, and hot pepper.

In many houses in Peru, they may also add a few pieces of fish or prawns. It would certainly be something you would try, but would you eat it for breakfast?

 

Australian Breakfast: Vegemite

 We continue our list of rare breakfasts with an Australian one. Apart from kangaroos, Australia is very famous for Vegemite, the typical Australian breakfast that all children grow up with, they love it. Of course, the rest of the world does not seem to be completely convinced. It can be quite difficult to eat. “Weird breakfast” is the exact word how some describe it.

But to make your own opinion, we recommend that you try it, maybe you will like it.

Vegemite is a spread that is made with a yeast extract and has a texture similar to butter. Although it resembles the nocilla, it is not sweet and has a much thicker consistency. It has a salty and slightly bitter taste.

 

Jamaican Breakfast: Ackee – Rare and Poisonous

This is the national dish of Jamaica and with it the typical Jamaican breakfast. At first glance you will be wondering why it is one of the rarest breakfasts in the world, you will be surprised to hear what is hidden behind the peculiar fruit.

What is really strange is that the Ackee, is a very peculiar looking fruit. But not only is it weird in appearance, it can also be poisonous if not prepared properly. Picking it up and preparing it incorrectly can poison you, as Ackee especially contains high levels of a toxin called hypoglycine. You can end up with vomiting, stomach aches, diarrhea, and cramps.

After hearing this story, we are sure you agree that it is worth to be on our list of the rare breakfasts in the world.

This is the first part of the article on the most uncommon breakfasts from around the world. To learn more, come to check back the second part of the article. Until them we would like to hear from you; have you ever tried a rare breakfast during any of your previous trip? Remember to share your experience in the comments below.

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