Do Brits make the best breakfasts in the world?

lazybones

f, d , d+f , p.
the food at broadway market really is properly badboy


burgers = 10/10 lamb + mint , mature cheddar , good mustard (dash of), lovely chunky onions = :D

the sauces are sick there , need to get the extra hot scotch bonnet one , from the stall next to the burgers.


apple strudel is a+ too

also the garlic cooking oil is too nice even as a dip...


.im not obese btw..


re breakies, can someone let me know what changes between irish,scot,and eng fry ups/breakfast??


for fry ups i always gets; 2 hash browns, 2 eggs ( a forkfull of egg+hashbrown+ketchup is where its at) , 2 sausage, 1 bacon + beans and toast... and onion rings if poss...+tomato/shrooms.
the cafe in finsbury park itself near the lake is quite good
the stockpot on , shock horror, kings road , is rather nice, just don't ask what my business is there....
sussex uni fry ups are the worst i've ever had... by far
 

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
re breakies, can someone let me know what changes between irish,scot,and eng fry ups/breakfast??

I'd reckon irish comes with potato farls and soda bread; black/white pudding, maybe colcannon down south.

Scots would be with black pudding/fruit pudding and haggis, square sausage,

all alongside the more usual ingredients.

English breakfast is egg and chips lol. Or mixed grill. Mixed grill eeks me out.

And any breakfast over 5 quid ain't a breakfast. It's a yuppie breakfast.
 
Irish/ Ulster fry is bacon, fried egg, sausage, tomato, soda bread, potato bread. You'll very rarely see mushrooms. Black pudding (and sometimes) white puddings are common with hotel breakfasts, but usually not availiable in cheap greasy spoons.

Potato bread is brilliant, really deserves to do well in the rest of the world. It's also probably the only thing in this thread which is remotely helathy. But I'm going to be controversial and say that frying potato bread is too much, it gets all salty with the bacon fat, lets just say that its far better toasted.

And the scots have the right idea about hash browns, if you're going to eat heart attack food then it might as well be easy to digest. Vegetarian haggis also has a novelty value
 
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droid

Guest
Ive become a huge fan of the Jamaican breakfast:

ja_breakfast.jpg


Ackee, breadfruit, fried plantain and toast. Delicious.
 

straight

wings cru
had a turkish breakfast from angels in finsbury pk the other day, pretty much the same as a full english only with holloumi and loads of mushrooms in stead of beans, well good
 

mos dan

fact music
had a turkish breakfast from angels in finsbury pk the other day, pretty much the same as a full english only with holloumi and loads of mushrooms in stead of beans, well good

turkish breakfast is my new religion since i moved to dalston. cafe z bar, cafe ezin (i think) are both brilliant. you can make it at home if you have a turkish corner shop near you too:

grilled hallumi
spicey sausage
boiled or poached eggs
cucumber
tomato
honey
hummus
flatbread
muhammara (god's own dip, this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammara)
 

elgato

I just dont know
Ive become a huge fan of the Jamaican breakfast:

ja_breakfast.jpg


Ackee, breadfruit, fried plantain and toast. Delicious.

how do you go about this? i am definitely looking to try it

unripe ackees and the inner red tissue of the ripe ackee arils contain potent alkaloid toxins (Hypoglycins A and B) which can produce a syndrome of vomiting, seizures and fatal hypoglycemia

:eek:

also turkish breakfast is definitely getting dealt with at some point! halloumi in any context!

this was a bad time of day to read this thread!
 
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droid

Guest
Go to Jamaica and have someone cook it for you.* :)

*Added bonus of avoiding ackee poisoning (only gets you if you pick the fruit at the wrong time and prepare it the wrong way...)
 

viktorvaughn

Well-known member
http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=115715
Good thread.

To eat well in England, you should have a breakfast three times a day.
Somerset Maugham

Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together in the golden evening, and for a long time they were silent. “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.
A A Milne

Experts say that Chardonnays have the flavors of fruit, butter, toast. Sounds like a good breakfast wine. Jack Mingo; Wannabe Guide To Wine

It takes some skill to spoil a breakfast - even the English can't do it. J K Galbraith.

But the breakfasts ! that's what redeems the land [Scotland] — and every country has its own peculiar excellence. In Argyleshire you have the Lochfine herring, fat, luscious, and delicious, just out of the water, falling to pieces with its own richness — melting away like butter in your mouth. In Aberdeenshire, you have the Finnan haddo' with a flavour all its own, vastly relishing — just salt enough to be piquant, without parching you up with thirst. In Perthshire, there is the Tay salmon, kippered, crisp and juicy — a very magnificent morsel — a keltic, heavy, but that's easily counteracted by a teaspoonful of the Athole whisky. In other places, you have the exquisite mutton of the country made into hams of a most delicate flavour ; flour scones, soft and white ; oat-cake, thin and crisp ; marmalade and jams of every description ..
From Marriage: A novel, by Miss S Ferrier, 1847

What does this journey seem like to those who aren't British--as they head towards the land of embarrassment and breakfast? Julian Barnes; Flaubert's Parrot.

"What a breakfast! Pot of hare; ditto of trout; pot of prepared shrimps; tin of sardines; beautiful beefsteak; eggs, mutton, large loaf and butter, not forgetting capital tea. There's a breakfast for you! George Borrow; Wild Wales.

What? Sunday morning in an English family and no sausages? God bless my soul, what's the world coming to? Dorothy Sayers.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
This thread is amazing. I can see myself trying to combine sausages, mushrooms, soda bread, plantain and halloumi in an attempt to create the ultimate Anglo-Hiberno-Turko-Caribbean MEGA BREAKFAST.
 

viktorvaughn

Well-known member
This thread is amazing. I can see myself trying to combine sausages, mushrooms, soda bread, plantain and halloumi in an attempt to create the ultimate Anglo-Hiberno-Turko-Caribbean MEGA BREAKFAST.

I'm sure that starting this thread is the best contribution I will ever make to Dissensus!
 

Pestario

tell your friends
Had a 'Mediterranean Breakfast' for lunch today in a cafe on Green Lanes. It consisted of a nice fluffy cheese omelette which looked more like a pancake, feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, parsely and olives (black and green) with the whole thing liberally drizzled with olive oil. The omelette was great - very light with chunks of melty cheese throughout but the rest wasn't spectacular. I love turkish style salads but it didn't feel sufficiently breakfasty or suited to anything involving eggs.
 

routes

we can delay.ay.ay...
northern cypriot brekko is goood.

hot fresh flat bread, boiled egg, black olives, harrissa, cucumber, tomato, squeaky goat cheese (a bit like hallumi), honey, black tea
 

scottdisco

rip this joint please
northern cypriot brekko is goood.

hot fresh flat bread, boiled egg, black olives, harrissa, cucumber, tomato, squeaky goat cheese (a bit like hallumi), honey, black tea

that sounds amazing, Routes.

Petergunn and Stelfox OTM re Montreal bagels around Mile End, and i must salute Owen G, Droid & Co for the Ulster fry love: white pud and farl is where it's at.
i got near delirious off some farl in Derry once, blissful stuff.

just as a side note, can i say the best black pudding in England is secondly from the Black Country, and firstly, from Bury. this is by far the best English - indeed, in Bury's case, British and arguably Irish included - black pudding (not taking anything away from further afield morcilla etc or such but noted quite a few London heads discussing black pudding up-thread and just thought i would set you right ;) ).

huevos rancheros or croissants rule, as does blue cheese into your scrambled eggs.

decent greasy spoons are Linda's Pantry or Antonio's both near Piccadilly railway station, Mcr, Gemini near the uni there (Vimothy mentioned this), of course Mr Egg in Brum is good for an EBCB (not a true fry-up, i admit), and i remember being quite taken with a caff on the high street in Brockley once or twice, buggered if i can remember the name.

excellent bubble there, in the past.

whoever said a fry-up over a fiver is just a yuppie breakfast was speaking the sanest good sense.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
"just as a side note, can i say the best black pudding in England is secondly from the Black Country, and firstly, from Bury. this is by far the best English - indeed, in Bury's case, British and arguably Irish included - black pudding (not taking anything away from further afield morcilla etc or such but noted quite a few London heads discussing black pudding up-thread and just thought i would set you right)."
I went on holiday to Scotland a few weeks ago and consumed loads of black pudding, both while driving up and once I arrived. Has to be said that the more oatey Scottish version does beat the English one in my opinion. The best dish I had while away was a white pudding on top of a black pudding on a special thick onion sauce - that was the tits.
 

routes

we can delay.ay.ay...
re eggs. (upthread)

my girlf is mejicana, she sometimes makes a thing called 'huevos con tomate y cebolla' (i like how literal the name is, always amuses me)

she says it's standard rural farmers brekko. it looks like total slop but beleee shit tastes goood, not sure what she does to it, i think it might be something to do with cayenne pepper?

i missed lunch...
 
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