We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and, here at Trevigue farmhouse B&B in Cornwall, we champion that old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper’ by offering our guests the most delicious breakfasts to ensure their day starts perfectly.
We pride ourselves on harnessing our Cornish heritage and champion the slow food movement by ensuring that everything we serve to our farmhouse Bed & Breakfastt guests is picked, caught, grown or sourced locally. Foraging for ingredients up on our clifftop farmstay with the mighty Atlantic waves crashing in the background sounds idyllic, because it truly is. The fresh sea air, nourishing rain and summer days filled with golden sunshine all combine to create the perfect environment for growing the tastiest Cornish produce.We consider ourselves extremely lucky to live in an area which is so rich in beauty and bountiful in produce and the emphasis at our Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Cornwall is on home-baked, home-grown, delicious breakfasts.
With lip-smacking options such as smoked salmon served alongside the yellowest scrambled eggs provided by our lovely hens who live in the corner of the mowhay, or creamy porridge slowly cooked on the Aga before being topped with fresh fruits, agave syrup and seeds, and of course the crowning glory – our famous Full English; the breakfasts we serve at our charming Farmhouse B&B are utterly delicious and why our guests return time and time again.
With mouth-watering breakfasts always at the forefront of our minds, curiosity got the better of us and we wondered what other types of breakfast people enjoy around the world. Here are five of the most interesting ones we loved learning about. Do let us know of any breakfasts you might have enjoyed elsewhere that have an interesting ingredient or two!
The Five Most Interesting Breakfasts from Around the World
A common breakfast in Japan is tofu and rice soaked in soy sauce, often topped with fish. This semi-healthy nutritious breakfast option is a popular choice amongst the Japanese who intend for their breakfast to be completely nutritious whilst not being too heavy or filling. We bet that the clean-eating Japanese would regard the British taste for rich, tasty breakfasts a little strange! How do you fancy trying tofu and rice instead of the classic British banger butty?
Breakfast in India varies wildly depending on the region, but when visiting the beautiful country of India you might find yourself eating lentils, veggie sausage and banana pepper toast or scrambled Indian tofu. A breakfast plate in India isn’t that different from lunch or supper, and might include roti (flatbread), dosas (thin crepes made of lentils) or idlis (steamed rice-dough pancakes), and different dips and chutneys, as well as spiced potatoes.
In Thailand the distinction of what is eaten for a specific meal is much less set in stone than it is in some of the western world where one might think of only eating bread or cereal for breakfast. One of the most common breakfasts to be enjoyed in Thailand is a minty spicy fish served with sweet and spicy pork and rice. Sounds strange perhaps? But this breakfast is found all over Thailand and is a very popular ‘ahaan chow’ (morning food), and cheap to pick up from any street vendor too!
Packed with fresh flavours, breakfast in Mexico is all about beginning the day with something substantial. The Chile pepper is the vegetable of distinction and you’ll see liberal uses of hot peppers augment spicy regional sausages (like chorizo) and spicy egg dishes like huevos rancheros (fried eggs on a tortilla topped with spicy tomato sauce) – and these are common breakfast choices in Mexico. Interestingly, seafood cocktails are a traditional hangover cure in Latin America!
Whilst breakfasts from around the world might seem strange, our own British Isles have their own fair share of interesting breakfast ingredients too! Similar to the classic full English breakfast which traditionally consists of sausage, bacon, beans, eggs, hash brown and toast, the hearty Scottish breakfast isn’t complete without a big slice of fried haggis. For those who don’t know (look away now those who’d rather not know!), the haggis consists of sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, all minced with onion, oatmeal and suet. Definitely not one for the vegetarian bed and breakfast guests amongst you!
Breakfast is certainly an interesting and varied indicator of cultural tastes. We must say though, we think that we’ll stick to our lip-smacking Cornish farmhouse bed and breakfast menu as it seems to go down a treat with guests and visitors alike. We can’t wait to introduce you to it- get in touch now to book your stay at our beautiful B&B on the cliffs.