Around the world in 50 breakfasts

14th May 2013

Holidaymakers on city breaks around the world can't expect to start the day on bacon and eggs … or even toast and cereal.

Every country's culinary habits are different.

That's why travel blogger Victoria Philpott has documented the top 50 weird and wonderful breakfasts from around the globe.

Entrenched travellers reading her list may never consider a croissant adventurous again.

Holidaymakers on specialist tours in India could awake to rosemary-roasted potatoes with tofu scramble, lentils, vegetarian sausage and banana pepper toast.

Visitors to Peru could be confronted with fresh raw fish marinated in lemon or lime and spiced with chilli peppers.

Travellers to Mexico who might think beef tips and nachos a tad heavy to start the day would have to think again, while Turkey, Brazil and Morocco visits could see breakfasts consisting of cheeses, cold meats, bread and olives.

Egypt, says blogger Philpott, enjoys beans, chickpeas, garlic and lemon, and China wakes to sticky chicken, vegetables and noodles.

Costa Rica's staple breakfast is Gallo Pinto (black beans, rice, optional soured cream, salsa and a corn tortilla). Vietnam's early risers, meanwhile, tuck into meaty porridge.

Bolivia visitors savour saltenas - savoury pastries filled with meat, vegetables and sugar.

Ghana enjoys waakye (a rice and bean dish), while those holidaying in Belize can expect fry jacks served on their breakfast plates - deep-fried dough with beans and eggs, or jam and honey.

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