What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?

Rice. Soup. Chutney. Pho. Crepes with olive oil?

If this sounds like an international dinner buffet, guess again. These are foods typically consumed for breakfast around the world.┬áBreakfast is the most important meal of the day or so everyone says. However, what is on the breakfast table around the world can vary greatly. What might seem like dinner to Americans could be someone else’s favorite meal for breakfast.

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?, a short video from BuzzFeed quickly shows breakfast meals from several countries including Japan, Vietnam, India and Morocco to name a few examples. Food is my favorite part about culture and it is something everyone can relate to because everyone eats! Get rid of the notion that breakfast needs to include eggs and bacon and embrace how other cultures do breakfast differently.

Teaching Tips

  • The video moves quickly so you may want to pause it throughout to focus on certain countries or play it twice since it is short.
  • Use this to start class as the video will grab the attention of the class right away.
  • Discuss which breakfast meals differed the most from American breakfast, but also focus on what the meals have in common.

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