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Old Aug 6th 2013, 9:51 am
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Guaranteed to make you feel hungry, despite a few errors in the article. (Koreans don't eat bibimbap for breakfast and no mention of congee for China, for starters. Don't the Canuks all eat blueberry muffins?)

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I'm choosing English, Malaysian, Thai and Venezualan. Also the alleged Welsh breakfast of cheese on toast. Has the writer been watching Bill Bailey?
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They didn't actually say that the Koreans have Bibimbap--they put the picture there coz its more appetizing than rice, kimchi and clear soup, which is true. Usually some eggs throw in--particularly nice is the Japanese-style egg roll.

Still impossible to beat an English, Irish or Scottish breakfast, though; and the French--for all their culinary flair--a huge bowl of insipid coffee and a bit of bread? Was always disappointed by French breakfasts.
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A tartine isn't very exciting but sometimes a good croissant au beurre with a decent coffee really hits the spot.

I'm also a fan of old-fashioned American diner breakfasts. Omelette with everything in it and a pile of home fries.
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A tartine isn't very exciting but sometimes a good croissant au beurre with a decent coffee really hits the spot.

I'm also a fan of old-fashioned American diner breakfasts. Omelette with everything in it and a pile of home fries.
Its always a toss-up between scrambled eggs and omelette for me--both superb when done right (I like my omelettes finished off under the grill, but still gooey inside, and the scrambled eggs have to be really runny, creamy and hot), but both easy to ruin.
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Guaranteed to make you feel hungry, despite a few errors in the article. (Koreans don't eat bibimbap for breakfast and no mention of congee for China, for starters. Don't the Canuks all eat blueberry muffins?)

http://designyoutrust.com/2011/10/50...yAkPS8JLC0x.01


I'm choosing English, Malaysian, Thai and Venezualan. Also the alleged Welsh breakfast of cheese on toast. Has the writer been watching Bill Bailey?
Thanks for that Meow, reeally interesting.

Just out of curiousity, have hash browns always been added to a full English? I always assumed they were an American thing that we have aquired over the years.

And also, I would always have black pudding on a breakfast, do you think there is a North/South devide when it comes to what people have on their fry ups?
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Thanks for that Meow, reeally interesting.

Just out of curiousity, have hash browns always been added to a full English? I always assumed they were an American thing that we have aquired over the years.

And also, I would always have black pudding on a breakfast, do you think there is a North/South devide when it comes to what people have on their fry ups?
I'm a southerner, and I don't think I'd ever had black pudding till I emigrated up north. My Essex post-Abbot-man-sized-hangover-greasy-spoon breakfasts were fried eggs, fried bread (not seen that up north), bacon, sausages, beans, fried toms and a big mug of tea.
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Thanks for that Meow, reeally interesting.

Just out of curiousity, have hash browns always been added to a full English? I always assumed they were an American thing that we have aquired over the years.

And also, I would always have black pudding on a breakfast, do you think there is a North/South devide when it comes to what people have on their fry ups?
They weren't really hash browns but fried potato, usually the previous day's potato left to go cold and then fried, delicious. Definitely a North/South divide, black pudding was a northern delicacy, but with modern supermarkets it has spread. The Welsh breakfast was described incorrectly, Welsh Rarebit is cheese on toast, but they do add things like mustard, worcestershire sauce BEFORE toasting it, not on top.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_rarebit
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They weren't really hash browns but fried potato, usually the previous day's potato left to go cold and then fried, delicious. Definitely a North/South divide, black pudding was a northern delicacy, but with modern supermarkets it has spread. The Welsh breakfast was described incorrectly, Welsh Rarebit is cheese on toast, but they do add things like mustard, worcestershire sauce BEFORE toasting it, not on top.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_rarebit
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Served once a year with cold turkey and yellow pickle. I prefer the boxing day dinner to Christmas dinner.
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Back bacon, sausage, mushrooms, black pudding, bubble and decent tea. The breakfast of champions.

Well fat bastards at least.
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Back bacon, sausage, mushrooms, black pudding, bubble and decent tea. The breakfast of champions.

Well fat bastards at least.
Bacon- smoked or unsmoked?

Eggs- scrambled, fried or poached?

Tomato- fresh/grilled or plum from a tin?

Toast or fried bread?

Whats bubble kix?
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Bacon- smoked or unsmoked?

Eggs- scrambled, fried or poached?

Tomato- fresh/grilled or plum from a tin?

Toast or fried bread?

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bubble and squeak, cold mashed potato and shredded cooked cabbage, made into potato cakes and fried.
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bubble and squeak, cold mashed potato and shredded cooked cabbage, made into potato cakes and fried.
Oh I see, never heard of it on a full English or Sunday breakfast as we used to call it.
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Once you get past how gross it looks and smells... Sausage gravy and biscuits is a pretty good US one, much nicer than waffles or pancakes.
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I have found Chinese breakfasts in hotels to be deadful. Much better options are places specialising in breakfasts or even some tasty stuff from street vendors.
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