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    10 Countries That Do Breakfast Better Than America

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    To get a glimpse at just how exciting breakfast can be, check out what people in these 10 countries are having.


    As we mull over choices of cereals or bagels, we're well aware that our breakfast choices could be way more exciting.
    To get a glimpse at just how exciting, check out what people in other countries are having.

    Number 10. China. It can be dressed up in many ways, but congee and crullers are an a.m. standby. Meat and veggies are often mixed into the rice porridge, and who doesn’t love a crispy pastry? Wash it down with tea and it’s already a great day.

    Number 9. Japan. Love soy? Try an assortment of miso, natto, nori, and rice. The soy-based broth and fermented whole soybeans are well complimented by a bit of dried seaweed and some rice.

    Number 8. Germany. Those looking for something hardier will find much inspiration there, where the breakfast menu reads like a lunch buffet. Hard rolls, salami, cheese, ham and eggs are all standard. Coffee and jam are thrown in because, well, it is still breakfast time.

    Number 7. Northern India. Stuffed paratha, anyone? Who could possibly say no to pan-fried bread filled with all sorts of delicious goodies like potatoes and cauliflower. Add yogurt and a pickle if you’d like, and viola – breakfast perfection.

    Number 6. Southern India. Here, rice, veggies, and lentils reign supreme. Dishes made with them include idly, a steamed dumpling, sambar, a stew, and dosa, a crispy pancake.

    Number 5. Mexico. So many delicious options, but to get the signature Mexican cuisine flair, a simple scramble of eggs, tomatoes, jalapenos, and onions more than satisfies. Plus, the colors of the Huevos a la Mexicana are a nod to the country’s flag.

    Number 4. Turkey. In the eastern province of Van, breakfast is serious business. The regions numerous morning meal salons offer a dizzying array of options, including cheeses, breads, olives, and boiled eggs. Sucuklu Yumurta is a local favorite made from a combination of spicy beef sausage and baked eggs.

    Number 3. Brazil. Any breakfast that comes with a big cheese puff is bound to be good. Served along side it is an assortment of fruit, ham, and small loaves of bread called pao frances.

    Number 2. Saudi Arabia. It’s the place to be if you’re in the mood for balila, a dish of chickpeas seasoned with lemon, garlic, and cumin. (1,1,1) Dates, falafel, and an assorted bean dish the locals call foul mudammas will probably also be on the table.

    Number 1. Spain. The people there are all about the churros. The long, fried pieces of dough are dusted with cinnamon sugar and best dipped in chocolate. Tortilla Espanola is also a crowd pleaser. The eggs baked around a filling of potatoes and onions and can be eaten hot or cold.