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Breakfast Around the World

Written by E-QIP on January 20, 2017
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Have you ever heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? At E-QIP Montreal, we have students and staff who come from all over the world. Just as our languages are different, so are the foods we eat. I set out to discover what many of our lovely people eat at the start of the day in different parts of the world. Here's what I found out.

Rachel (teacher of English) from Canada

I generally eat toast with "cretons" (pork spread), maple syrup or maple butter, fried potatoes, bacon, and eggs sunny-side up with a cup of coffee to drink. It's like a sugar shack meal every day!

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Traditional "cretons," photo credit: Quora

Abdul (student of French) from Canada (Libyan origin)

In Libya, we eat barley cereal and fried bread with honey. 

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Barley cereal, photo credit: Libyan Food

Jeremy (student of French) from the U.S.A.

I love eating crepes for breakfast. In my opinion, the best crepes are available at Jean Talon Market in Montreal!

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Traditional crepe, photo credit: PicNic

Alison (teacher of English) from Australia

Australians come from all over the world, and so it is hard to summarize what a typical breakfast looks like. "Vegemite" on toast is definitely a staple for many -- including me -- though I tend to eat it as an afternoon snack. Sometimes, I eat porridge with fruit and tahini. I always start the day with a cup of tea, too.

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"Vegemite" on toast, photo credit: C'est Christine

Simon (teacher of French) from France

I love to eat a croissant or "pain au chocolat" (called chocolatine in Quebec) with a cup of hot chocolate. Another breakfast for me is toast with butter and strawberry jam and a glass of orange juice.

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"Pain au chocolat," photo credit: Martha Stewart

Alexandra (marketing coordinator) from the U.S.A.

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My favourite breakfast is bacon, eggs, and potatoes with an espresso.

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Photo credit: The Writing Nut

Megumi (student of English) from Japan

A traditional breakfast in Japan is baked salmon with a ball of rice and some miso soup. We usually eat a good breakfast. It is said that if you don't eat breakfast, you won't be able to do your best for the day!

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Photo credit: Epicurious

Sunny (student of English) from Korea

I love to eat sticky rice, kimchi, and beef soup. I also eat seaweed, fried anchovies, and baked fish. I also drink "misugaru" which is a grain drink. It's very tasty.

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Misugaru beverage, photo credit: SnackFever

Precilla (graphic designer) from Canada (both parents are from the Philippines)

A typical Filipino breakfast consists of: rice (white or fried), eggs, and meat like spam, tocino, longaniza, or corned beef. It's a big breakfast!

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Longaniza sausage, photo credit: Pinterest

What about you, dearest readers? What do you like to eat for breakfast?

Let us know in the comments below.

-Melissa

 

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