traditional ethnic breakfast
i love breakfast foods and would love to try new ones. what are some traditional breakfast foods? being japanese i know a traditional breakfast might include grilled salmon, rice, natto, tofu, miso soup, and pickles. so what do your meals consist of?
My traditional breakfast would be two fried eggs, haggis, fried tomatoes, fried bread, back bacon, black pudding and several slices of cottage loaf bread, butter and thick cut marmalade and coffee.
Last time I had that was in Scotland in 2003. I loved it but now its much simpler - a double liquid diet shake.
1. Rice porridge
2. Dim sum
3. Taiwanese style, fried yu tiao (crullers) and fresh soymilk (shao bing) to dip in.
1. nasi lemak - rice cooked in coconut milk, eaten with fried anchovies (ikan bilis) and peanuts, an omelette, slice of cucumber, sambal belacan (hot sauce made with prawn paste) and maybe otak (barbecued ground/ minced fish)
2. Roti prata/ canai - fried bread that has been twirled and tossed like a pizza to aerate and for thinness. Eaten dipped in curry sauce, or with sugar. In Singapore an egg is sometimes mixed in with the roti while it's cooking.
3. Kaya bread - toast with kaya jam, made from coconut and eggs (v healthy!!), with coffee laced with condensed milk. Served in thick cups and you pour it into the saucer to cool before drinking.
Oh man, I'm getting hungry!
Olga, I've seen kaya for sale in LA, and think in NYC it would be quite likely. Try Kam Man in Chinatown, or any of the bigger Asian marts. Sometimes it looks eggy yellow and sometimes it looks green (I think that is when it is flavored with pandan leaves, which go well with coconut). But I gotta warn you, enjoy in moderation!
If you can't find it and want to make it, here's a recipe to try - I haven't tried it, though.
A Hong Kong-style breakfast may include
Scrambled egg sandwich (using a springier, more elastic style of white bread, formed in a rectangular prism shape), maybe with corned beef or other items in the eggs.
Elbow macaroni in soup
A soupier porridge cooked in milk
congee, with dough fritter or the sweeter "ox tongue" fritter with plain or dried shrimp rice noodle roll
eggs, bacon, maybe frankfurters
noodles in soup
Coffee, HK style milk tea, or coffee/HK tea mix