As a Chinese American growing up in CA, breakfast had never consisted of waffles/toast, sausage/bacon, hash browns/home fries, and oj... instead we would scarf down homemade fried rice, top ramen, dim-sum items, bao, or etc. Since a western breakfast was so rarely served, it became one of my favorite standby meals when seeking a casual, quick, and non-wallet robbing fill up as an adult.
But now I'd like to explore what breakfast meals are like in other cultures. And are these breakfast foods ever served outside of breakfast in their respective cultures?
And do CHers have favorite memories of breakfast?
I'll start off with the statement that the majority of Chinese "breakfast" items can also be eaten as snacks throughout the day, as well as for a lunch meal.
1. Waking up on lazy Sunday mornings (around noon) to the smell of potstickers crisping in mom's kitchen & having a warm fuzzy feeling in my tummy just thinking about the hot lil bites of heaven.
2. Chowing down on longanisa (deep fried), eggs over easy, and garlic fried rice w/ my roomies in college (especially after an alcohol soaked bash).