They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, for most of us, this meal is usually a cereal bar on the train to work. Ever wondered what everyone else in the world has for brekkie? GlasgowLiving found out and where you can eat it in Glasgow…

America

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If it’s an American brekkie you’re after, then it has to be pancakes. For a pile of warm fluffy pancakes, topped with bacon and drizzled with maple syrup, TriBeCa Cafe is the place to go. If it’s cereal you’re after, why not try Black Vanilla, Glasgow’s first Cereal Bar. With 50 brands to choose from including Reese’s Puffs, Fruity Pebbles and Apple Jacks, you choose your cereal, topping and flavoured milk.

Spain

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Fancy a more Mediterranean breakfast? Why not head to Iberica in town and try their all day breakfast “Madrid-style”, Broken Eggs with Ham. Iberico ham is served with two fried eggs and chips. Another traditional breakfast that a lot of people confuse with dessert here is Churros. It is very popular to have Churros from the “Churreria” for breakfast at the weekend, or at 6am after been “oot at the dancin”. Tinto Tapas Bar serves them for brekkie.

China

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A traditional breakfast in China is a porridge called Congee, but not porridge as we know it. Rather than sweet with golden syrup, it is served savoury with peanuts and spring onions. Try plain congee or Chicken & Shiitake Mushroom Congee at Dumpling Monkey on Dumbarton Road, or if you are feeling adventurous try the Pork with Thousand Year Old Egg Congee at Loon Fung on Sauchiehall Street…

India

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For a typical breakfast in Mumbai, head to Babu Bombay Street Kitchen. Try The Full Bombay from their Breakfast Menu. With crispy bacon, bhurji (spicy scrambled eggs), griddled tomatoes & Chana Masala with Paratha and a dollop of tamarind sauce, it will definitely set you up for the day!

France

 

A heavy breakfast isn’t typical for the French, a Croissant or Pain Au Chocolate is eaten and usually dipped in coffee. Why not pop along to Patisserie Valerie, with branches all over Glasgow, you don’t have to travel as far as Paris for a delicious ‘petit déjeuner’!

Indonesia

A favourite breakfast dish in Indonesia is Nasi Goreng. A fried rice dish with prawns served with a perfectly cooked egg. For a great Nasi Goreng in Glasgow, try Stravaigin. It’s not exactly an Indonesian restaurant, but seeing as their mantra is “think global, eat local” it’s famous for the dish. The Indonesian fried rice is made with Ramsay’s of Carluke bacon, king prawns and topped with a poached free range egg… that will sort out your hangover!