Breakfast Around the World

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Photo credit: Jules Suites

Have you ever heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? At CLC 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.

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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