Monday, July 11, 2011

Coffee and Donuts

Do you think there is anything more satisfying than coffee and donuts in the morning? Me thinks not. This got me to thinking, does every culture have some combination of hot drink and sweet yumminess they serve in the mornings? Check this out...I think we should try some of these to mix it up a bit in the mornings.

U.S. of A.
Coffee & Donuts..or if you want to be all healthy you could have oatmeal with tea, frosted flakes & juice, bagel...oh my - I think I need to eat breakfast all day today.

In Ghana they like to have a very sweet and dense bread called sugar bread and tea

In Morocco they like to have Moroccan bread, local pastries, baguettes, and croissants with olive oil alongside green tea with mint, coffee or cafe au lait, or warm milk

For the Hausa of northern Nigeria, a typical breakfast consists of kosai (cakes made from ground beans which are then fried) or funkaso (wheat flour soaked for a day then fried and served with sugar). Both of these cakes can be served with porridge and sugar known as koko. They often have English Tea or malta alongside it.

A typical breakfast would be omelette or boiled eggs, cake or biscuits, buttered toast, rice with koft'a (meat) or sabzi (vegetable). Drinks include black tea, or qaimaaq chai (green tea with milk and rose essence or cardamom seeds).

Breakfast in the country is called Nashta. The most common would typically consist of roti/chapati, aloo/shabji bhaji or aloo dam (dishes made primarily of potatoes and vegetables), chicken curry, daal (lentil curry), spicy egg omelet, and cha (tea). Sweet dishes like halwa, firni (similar to rice pudding), jarda (colourful, sweet rice-based dish), shemai (sweet vermicilli) and doi (thick yogurt) are popular during breakfast. Seasonal fruits, fresh or juiced, serve as a refreshing complement to a predominantly spicy breakfast.

In Cambodia, rice congee (babaw) is widely eaten for breakfast. Plain congee is typically eaten with salted eggs, pickled vegetables, or dried fish. Caw (a pork or fish soup dish made with caramelized sugar) is also eaten with congee or rice for breakfast.

Tea and milk are part of the daily breakfast routine, along with satu (powder of corn) or chiura (beaten rice) or some local cookies.

Sri Lanka
A typical everyday breakfast can simply consist of "brother bread" with dhal curry, sambol, butter and cheese or jam, plantain banana and tea.

I'll have to look up more later, thanks wikipedia!

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