Rise and dine! Check out breakfast meals from five countries that are so good you’ll stop hitting the snooze button.
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For a supersweet wake-up call, head to Argentina. Here you can feast on medialunas. These croissants are often loaded with dulce de leche, a pudding-like, caramel-tasting filling made with condensed milk. Pair this with a mug of submarino—steamed milk with a chocolate chunk dropped inside.
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Forget chicken for dinner. In Jamaica it’s common to eat chicken stew in the morning. Sautéed akee—a type of fruit—and saltfish is another popular morning meal on the island. And don’t forget to try fluffy fried dumplings called johnnycakes, often served at breakfast.
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Malaysians spice up their mornings with nasi lemak. This breakfast favorite (also eaten for lunch and dinner) contains rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with chili-pepper sauce. Cucumbers, anchovies, eggs, and peanuts come on the side.
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Sandwiches are a go-to breakfast food here. Called a smörgås, the traditional Swedish sandwich consists of only one slice of bread covered with things such as butter, cheese, meat, or—if you want to get really fancy—caviar. These are fish eggs, which can be pricey.
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The breakfast menu in Nigeria may include porridge, as well as fried pulp from the root of the cassava plant and hot-and-spicy soup that’s flavored with red peppers.
Text by April Capochino Myers