Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, was named so possibly because of the energy it gives you for the rest of the day. Or perhaps, it was called so because no matter where in the world you go, breakfast is JUST. SO. DELICIOUS.
Here are 20 breakfasts from around the world that might just finally push you to get yourself that ticket around the world you've been putting off for so long!
1. Japan - Tofu, Rice and Fish
An evergreen Japanese favourite, this breakfast combo is not only stunningly delicious, but actually a very healthy to one's day.
2. Venezuela - Empanadas, Cheese and Minced Meat
Empanadas are succulent baked or fried pastries stuffed with minces of your choice and cheese. C'mon, this is like the Venezuelan version of a decadent Punjabi breakfast!
3. Thailand - Rice porridge, Chinese Doughnuts and Pork Intestines
I know, sounds strange, but the Thai folk have always been known to push it with their foods, and this breakfast classic is no exception. Let me remind you, there's a reason that Thai food is so popular across the world!
4. Turkey - Spicy Meat with Cheese or Butter
As simple as it sounds, this may be the most mouthwatering of all. Meat spiced expertly served with cheese - is there anything better?
5. Portugal - Stuffed Croissants and Coffee
Yummy, soft, crumbly croissants stuffed with anything your heart may desire - sweet or savoury - with a cuppa joe. You say breakfast, I say Turkish heaven.
6. Morroco - Bread with Chutney or Jam
Moroccan bread is a baked delicacy all by itself. But add to that a delicious chutney or jam, and you've got yourself an ordinary yet extraordinary Moroccan breakfast.
7. Mexico - Beef Tips and Chilaquiles
Chilaquiles (crunchy corn tortillas) along with cheese, a spicy salsa and juicy beef tips might just be the best way to start a Latino day.
8. Italy - Croissants with a Cappuccino
Yet another simple, yet sinful combination. The croissant, in all it's buttery, chocolatey glory, along with Italian coffee to wash it down. The stuff of dreams, man.
9. Germany - Wursts, Cheese and Bread
This breakfast is an easy winner - or should I say Wiener? Okay, that joke may not have been great, but German wursts and cheese sure are!
10. France - Croissant, Butter and Chocolate
Baked to perfection, French croissants, in each of it's many forms are breakfast favourites everywhere for a reason. For a complete guarantee to make a French convert out of yourself, try 'em with a heap of butter and chocolate.
11. England - Sausages, Bacon and Eggs with Baked Beans
Ah, the grand 'ol English breakfast! It's not a meal for the faint-hearted, I'll tell you that. A plate filled to the brim with everything good about breakfast, this is simply irresistible to the true foodies.
12. Egypt - Fava Beans, Chickpeas, Garlic and Lemon
Egyptian fava beans, commonly known as broad beans along with chickpeas, seasoned heavily with garlic and lemon may be the yummiest thing to pair up your morning plate of eggs with.
13. China - Noodles or Rice and Spicy Coated Chicken
A nice soupy bowl of noodles or rice and a spicy chicken to go with it would suffice to give you that punch and get you started right up for the day.
14. Canada - Pierogies and Ground Meat
While seen as very native to Poland or Ukraine, pierogies are scrumptious little sweet or savoury dumplings that are a rather popular breakfast dish - along with, of course, the meat of your choice!
15. Brazil - Meat, Cheese and Bread
Ham remains the most popular cold cut preferred for breakfast and it goes beautifully with cheesy, toasty rolls. All this accompanied, of course, by coffee - something they happen to have the richest and finest in the world of.
16. Bolivia - Salteñas and Cornish Pastries
Salteñas, which is the Bolivian take on empanadas, are savoury pastries, baked full of beef, pork or chicken mixed with sweet or spicy sauces. And they'd sure make for a splendid breakfast treat.
17. Australia - Toast with Vegemite
Vegemite, or Marmite (it's English counterpart) is a concentrated yeast extract spread that is mysteriously delicious. Get toast, spread butter, spread Vegemite, and boom! You've got yourself a dandy Australian start to your day!
18. Argentina - Mate and Facturas
A fascinating traditional South American caffeine-rich hot beverage, mate would be a revelation. And it would go perfectly with the Argentinian take on croissants - facturas!
19. Indonesia - Bubur Ayam with Ginger-Lemon Tea
An Indonesian chicken and rice congee with crispy fried vegetables and several sweet and spicy sauces, the bubur ayam is a country-wide breakfast favourite. And they say the perfect companion for your morning fix of bubur ayam is a simple Indonesian tea - which they prefer black with a touch of ginger and lemon.
20. United States of America - Pancakes, Bacon, Syrup and Blueberries
Those fluffy pancakes drenched in maple syrup along with crispy bacon could turn any frown upside down. This marvellous American plate of morning food is loved heartily throughout the world and there's no denying it!
So, what's for breakfast this morning?