Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — yes, we all know that by now. But what you eat determines how the beginning of the day will be. I usually have some toast with my favorite spread, vegemite, something you either love or hate! Or if I am feeling really hungry, I’ll go with some eggs on toast with maybe some bacon.
But other places around the world are more adventurous than me, and eat some pretty far out things — well, according to me! No matter which country you visit, “avoid food poisoning by carefully eating street food.”
Here are 5 of the strangest things I found that people actually eat for breakfast. Would you try them?
Mexico: Huitlacoche (diseased corn)
What do you like in your omelet? Usually some capsicum, tomatoes, or mushrooms. Well, in Mexico, it’s considered a delicacy to add diseased corn to the omelet… Yes, this had my stomach turning, but apparently, it tastes like mushrooms!
China: Century eggs (technically green eggs)
I was game enough to try these once, and they’re not as bad as they’re described. To make these not-so-pleasing-to-the-eye delicacies, fill a vat is with a mixture of strong black tea, lime, salt, and freshly burned wood ashes, and cool overnight. The next day, the eggs are added to the mixture and can sit in there from seven weeks to five months.
Australia: Vegemite (an Aussie favorite)
It has a taste that’s very difficult to describe, so you either will love Vegemite or hate it. But basically, if you don’t love it, you’re not Australian! This black spread is a staple in Australian homes. You can have it just on toast with butter, or with poached eggs, but if you really love it — like my kids do — you can eat it straight from the jar.
Scrapple (a.k.a Scraps!!)
This brekkie item is a fav in the mid-Atlantic states. It’s basically made up of the parts of a pig that most people don’t want to eat. It’s boiled, minced, has cornmeal and spices added to it, then it’s nicely shaped into a loaf to make you not think of what it is.
Haggis instead of a hash brown
If you thought scrapple was bad, then you won’t want to read what’s in the Scot’s fav, haggis. Consisting of the sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs, along with some oatmeal, onion, suet, and spices to hold it all together and to give it some flavor. This will really keep you going all day long — if you can stomach it!
So if you’re game and want to try something more adventurous to start your day, how about trying one of these items — you may just like it.