What do you consider to be breakfast food?

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  1. Simon
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    I notice more and more that hotel breakfast's look more like what i'd consider as lunch rather than breakfast as they continue to offer more meats and pasta and even cheese for breakfast which to be seems a little strange.

    What are your thoughts on this? What do you consider breakfast food?
     
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    Very continental Europe of them....
     
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    Never been a fan of pancakes, waffles, cold cereal, donuts, or pastries in the morning. Too sweet for me at that time of the day and I'm starving an hour later. I need eggs disguised in ketchup or cheese or anything to that effect so I can't really taste the eggs.

    So as you can see, I'm one of those people who love dinner or lunch foods at breakfast. I regularly have sushi, pasta, cold pizza, leftovers, etc at breakfast time. Even as a kid, I would look to see what leftovers were in the fridge over having my parents making me something or grabbing cereal.

    If I had to pick a traditional breakfast food, it would be a bagel topped with either cream cheese and lox or melted American cheese, a slice of tomato and a bit of mustard.
     
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    In Thailand, there's no real breakfast food (except in the hotels). The Thais just eat Thai food for breakfast... and call it breakfast. Some lean to rice soup, but most just lean towards a lighter of one of their favorite dishes.

    Going the opposite of your observations, I find that restaurants that serve a breakfast plate all day are surprised at their popularity.... Here's for a 4pm breakfast of bacong and eggs and toast!
     
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    As a USoid, the following (my opinion only):

    • Eggs (all ways - Scrambled, Soft Boiled, Omelets, Over ---, etc)
    • Toast
    • Pancakes
    • Waffles
    • Bagels (w/ smoked salmon or otherwise)
    • Bacon
    • Sausage
    • Grits
    • Hash browns
    • Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Fruit
    Full English Breakfast always throws me for a loop (Blood Sausage, Beans)

    I like Asian B'fast when in Asia (yes many different kinds, I know)
     
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    Leftover Chinese food, preferably from a take out box, and an unopened beer. Meal of champions, the university scholars dream. Refrigeration in either piece of the equation = bonus.
     
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    I don't like it too heavy, but in general I like to try the traditional breakfast of the place I go to.
    Normally I go continental style though.
    And when I go fly from KIX in the early morning my breakfast is pork chop and curry rice :)
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  8. Sweet Willie
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    what I was thinking as well reading OP's post
    lox & bagel, my go to breakfast generally 5 out of 7 mornings a week.
    excellent, I try to eat whatever the locals eat when I travel, whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, another snack, another snack (ok got carried away a bit[​IMG])
     
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    I typically eat cereal, yogurt, fruit for breakfast. When I was growing up, on weekends, breakfast would usually be fresh bread, cheese, salami, olives, tomatoes. I like cold pizza too. I don't really like eggs but I do like how my mother makes them scrambled with feta cheese.
     
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    I was in Laos, and at the hotel breakfast they had eggs, and lunch meat. They also had fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Which I thought was strange to have on the buffet.
     
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    I like a good protein breakfast. Steak and eggs, fish, a nice omelet, even a bowl of chili. All good. Bread/pancakes/muffins = no sustained energy.
     
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    basic: oatmeal, with soy milk, fruit, I even add a bit of olive oil...
    fun, and if I am hungrier: omelet with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and maybe cheese
    I agree that some protein is a good idea, for sustained energy and feeling full
     
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    Something savory, if anything. Protein with a starch chaser if it's available.
    Leftover roast, cold cuts, a burger ... . Sweet cereals gross me out in the
    morning (though I've been known to munch on them as a snack during the
    day - they're despite protestations to the contrary by the food industry
    not much more than little cookie bits that don't taste very good).

    Or the Hilton breakfast, the hot and salty parts thereof.
     
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    I'm a big fan of brunch.
     
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    Yes, as I am also a big fan of sleeping late.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    The HIE mystery meat patty which I believe technically is food.
     
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    When we were in KL, staying at the Hilton, they had the most amazing food in the club lounge. One of the waiters laughed and told us that they don't have "breakfast food" just food--the same food all day long.

    That was fine with us. We were crazy about the curried cauliflower and I could have eaten it three time sa day--in fact I did. :D
     
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    Depends on my schedule, but I like it when the hotel offers enough choice.

    I might like some toast with some meats or lox. Or something eggy (I dislike the prepackaged scrambled stuff a lot of hotels use!) with some veggies. Or just some yoghurt with fruits and some crunchies... Cheese wise, brie/camembert, since I like them and I have allergies/issues with other ones...
     
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    I am used to typical American b-fast food - I usually do cereal/goatmeal, some fruit, and mid-morning yogurt. But I actually really like the meats and cheeses and baked beans (!) and such that I get when traveling and having buffets with non-standard US breakfast food (just can't stomach anything pickled or fishy in the a.m.)
     
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    cereal, eggs, pastries, etc.

    Since living in the middle east I now add olives, cheeses, laban, labanah, breads to the list
     
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    I'm pretty set in my breakfast when not travelling.
    On weekdays in the winter it is oatmeal with fruit and honey, in the summer it is homemade yogurt with fruit and honey. On Saturdays I have 2 eggs over easy and whole wheat toast. On Sundays it is good crusty bread with pruscuitto (gotta be from Parma). If we go out to brunch, it's usually the smoked salmon or trout plate and a couple southsider bloody mary's at this place: http://www.cafecentraal.com/
     
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    Next time ask for "De Zalm"... With that name they should be able to translate... ;)
     
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    There is no substitute.

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    To some extent, I don't really care what I eat for breakfast, but I have to have something. At home, I usually eat cold cereal and fruit, simply because it is quick and easy.

    At American hotels, it is often yogurt and toast. At European hotels, it is typically cheese and bread with nutella.

    And, in Asia, I really appreciate noodle soup for breakfast. Sitting on a dinkly plastic chair eating pho for breakfast in Hanoi is wonderful.
     
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    Fage greek yogurt with berries and honey, and a sprinkle of wheat germ. Every morning :)
     

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