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Around the world for breakfast

It’s the most important meal of the day, after all.

They say to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. But just how does the rest of the world do it?

Hungry? Let’s get going!

Japan

Japan

You probably wouldn’t normally add fish and rice to your favourite breakfast foods, but in Japan they’re truly a staple.

Starting things off with a classic bowl of miso soup, follow this up with nattō (fermented soya beans) atop a bowl of rice, alongside grilled fish, dried seaweed and tamagoyaki (omelette) and you’ve got yourself an omega-3 packed breakfast of champions.

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Mexico

Mexico

You better be hungry if you’re considering a Mexican breakfast – it’ll certainly set you up for the day!

The breakfast classic in Mexico is known as huevos rancheros, and combines eggs on a fried tostada, ham, tomatoes, peas, fried bananas, queso fresco and black beans. With all that on your plate, who needs lunch?

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Vietnam

Vietnam

In Vietnam, a steaming bowl of breakfast pho is practically a way of life. Don’t write off this off as a simple noodle soup; the meaty broth and rice noodles combine with the well-chosen herbs to create an explosion of delicious flavour.

You don’t have look far to find a bowl of pho in Vietnam – they’re practically on every street corner worth its salt.

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Iceland

Iceland

When it’s not looking too enticing outside, a good breakfast will push you up and out of bed. At least that’s the thinking in Iceland, where a hearty breakfast will really warm your insides up.

In Iceland, they go for hafragrautur: an oatmeal porridge topped with anything you like, from brown sugar to fruit and nuts.

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

There’s more to the Caribbean thank sparkling sunshine and rum-soaked cocktails: the food of the Dominican is also seriously delicious. The staple breakfast here is mangu: mashed plantains that are seasoned with butter or salt.

The super rich mangu is eaten as an accompaniment to a plateful of salami, eggs and cheese, providing hungry Dominicans with a robust way to kick off their day.

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