World Breakfast Tour
There are so many varieties of breakfast in this world! Try them in Japan, Paris and Mexico.

Breakfast in Japan, France and Mexico

It's time to wake up… a wonderful day awaits. When you're on vacation, what does your body need to enjoy a touring day? A tasty breakfast, of course! Today, DINKtravelers takes you on a breakfast tour around the world.

Breakfast in Japan

Let's go to Japan first! You might know that a famous Japanese dish is sashimi, which is raw fish. Yes, everyone knows the Japanese love fish, but you might not know that a typical Japanese breakfast includes rice, grilled fish, miso soup, eggs, natto and Japanese pickles. It might seem strange to have fish for breakfast, but once you try it, you’ll become addicted to this tradition. Also, natto might not sound familiar to you, but don’t worry, we’ll introduce you to this dish of fermented soybeans. It has a very strong smell, so you need to be brave for your first try. But, hey, it’s rich in nutrients so it’s worth trying!

Order this typical Japanese breakfast in casual dining restaurants or at Japanese-style hotels.

Typical French Breakfast

Now we’ll travel to the fashionable city of Paris, France. This lovely city’s typical breakfast is subtle and modest, like the destination itself, and it’s available at any café. It includes orange juice, bread, a croissant, jam and butter and your choice of coffee, tea, cocoa or café au lait. Don’t you think it sounds a bit weird when we say “bread” and “croissant”? Isn’t a croissant included in bread? Well, for the French, bread refers to a baguette, and it’s a delicious base for a spread of butter and jam. It will make your mouth water!

Mexican Breakfast

Next, we’ve chosen one of foodies’ favorite destinations: Mexico! There you’ll find many typical breakfast options, which can also be had for lunch or dinner! Choose between enchiladas, huaraches, sopes or other corn dough-based dishes, or soup recipes like pancita or pozole. Yes, Mexicans are fond of heavy and abundant breakfast menus and, why not? They’re delicious! We recommend the huaraches. They consist on a huge thick tortilla spread with black beans and topped with your selection of chorizo, eggs, pork, beef or chicken. Then they add lettuce, onion, fresh cream and canasta cheese. Is there more? Yes! You may bathe it in spicy green or red sauce!

Also, if you drank too much tequila the day before, your perfect breakfast choice is birria. It’s a spicy mutton soup served with onion, radish, cilantro and lime to add flavor. As for the meat, remove it from the soup and serve it in a corn tortilla with avocado. Eat your taco and the soup at the same time!

There are many different customs in this world, but one thing all destinations have in common is that they know breakfast is a very important meal. It gives us energy for the whole day, it controls our body temperature, and it’s food for our brain.     

Because reading is where the journey begins...
  • Enjoy Good Eats

    Remember that chili pepper is frequently used in Mexican cuisine, so before you order a dish, ask your waiter whether or not it’s spicy.

  • Enjoy Good Eats

    Try a freshly made corn tortilla filled with avocado, a pinch of salt and a few drops of hot sauce.

  • Beware of Cultural Perspectives!

    When a Mexican says that something is “a little bit spicy” consider that it’s three times as spicy as he says.

  • Eat Without Worries

    There’s Mexican food that’s prepared without chili, so don’t worry if you’re not used to spicy dishes and you’re traveling to this country.

  • Forget About Your Diet

    You mustn’t forget that many Mexican dishes have a high colorie content, so prepare to gain some weight during your trip.

  • Eat Well and Save

    Look for local markets where you can try authentic Mexican food and save.

  • Try Typical Dishes

    Try the typical dishes at each Mexican state. You’ll be fascinated by the diverse flavors and varieties of récipes you’ll find in this country.

  • Spicy but Safe

    Even though habanero chili is very spicy, it’s not hard on your stomach.

  • Cold Souces

    Pico de gallo is a cold “sauce” or topping prepared with diced tomato, onion and Green chili. It’s not very spicy.

  • Sweet and Spicy

    Not everything in Mexican cuisine is spicy.

  • Typical Mexican Dishes

    In each Mexican state you’ll find different and unique typical dishes.

  • Prehispanic Vegans

    Most Prehispanic original recipes are vegetarian.

  • Etiquette in Austria

    In Austria it’s impolite to put your hands under the table while eating.

  • Prehispanic Origins

    Mexican food has a Prehispanic origin, so corn is its main component.

  • True Mexicans

    Chili pepper is a staple product in Mexican gastronomy. They say that a Mexican who doesn’t each chili is not a Mexican.

  • The Perfect Companion

    Corn tortillas are the perfect pair for all Mexican dishes.

  • Mexican Products

    Mexico introduced chocolate, chili and corn to Europe.

  • Giant Tamales

    There’s a Mexican tamal (dish) called zacahuil which weighs approximately 70 kilos. It’s prepared with chicken or pork, ancho, guajillo and morita chili, and it’s wrapped in banana leaves.