Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. Having a variety of dishes will get you leaping out of bed to have breakfast every morning. We know you are tired of eating the same old thing or nothing at all in the morning.
If only there were a little variety…
If you love to experiment, it is all the more reason for you to start with breakfast. It is the first meal of the day, and having a hearty meal will keep your energy high and you’ll be humming all through the day.
Remember the saying, “Have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”. We strongly believe the same, so here are 7 exciting Asian dishes you can start your day with. And who knows? Pack your bags because these dishes might just inspire you to tour Asia.
#1: Wheat noodles
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Noodles for breakfast? Yum! Better than Maggi, this is the most common breakfast that the Chinese eat and it is extremely healthy. Wheat noodles are boiled and dried after which, spicy condiments are added. This makes the dish tasty and a yummy start to your morning. The dish is made enticing when ingredients like beef or lamb are added. Now that noodles are available all over the world, you can have this mouth-watering dish delivered to your door for a wonderful morning.
#2: Wontons And Dumplings
Did you know these are considered breakfast in China? Dumplings and wontons are similar to each other and are extremely popular. Their outer layer is made of flour and water while the inside is stuffed with a delicious filling that is traditionally meat based. Since we are a country of the holy mother cow, you can try vegetarian options as well. The dumplings are boiled in fragrant water and are also served with noodles making it a brilliant combination.
You find these with a large variety of fillings like shrimp, fish, mushrooms, and other vegetables. Wantons are essentially a type of dumpling. When they are small and are eaten with noodles or soup, they are called wontons.
#3: Pakistani Halwa Poori
This is going to be your favorite breakfast once you get your hands on it. The dish is traditionally served with sweet and savory dishes by the side of flatbread, ahem, poori. The dough is deep fried and makes a great combination with either of its side dishes.The most common side dish is channa masala. This is found everywhere from your roadside thela-wala to your darshini to extra fancy restaurants that give you cloth napkins. However, if you want to try it the authentic Pakistani way, then order an extra plate of halwa and use this instead of the traditional chole masala. You can get it delivered to your door step first thing in the morning.
#4: Bengali Pitha (aka sweet Bengal)
If you have a sweet tooth, you will love to have this one first thing in the morning. This is a very healthy dish made in the eastern part of India. It is made out of molasses and crumbs of rice. The resultant dish is sweet and can be fried, baked or even steamed. The concept is similar to dumplings. Here, the inside part of it is generally stuffed with nuts, fruits, and other sugary fillings. One bite into this dish is sure to transport you to the streets of Kolkata.
#5: Chicken Congee (Rice Porridge)
If you are bored with your regular breakfast, you can always switch to what the Indonesians eat. This version of porridge is also a lot healthier with the addition of chicken to it. It is savory and it is topped with sweet and sour soy sauce. The dish is garnished with spices and spring onions. Order this dish to get the Indonesian cuisine experience right where you are.
#6: Malaysian Roti Canai
If you are familiar with barrottas, this is another, more kick-ass version of the same. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The dish is incomplete without a curry by its side. This can be either a dal or a chicken curry. There are even sweet versions of this recipe.
Who doesn’t love dosas? I for one, can’t go through a single week without having dosas. This traditional south Indian breakfast is available everywhere today. There are about a billion versions of dosas. Traditionally, you have dosas with chutneys on the side. But soon, you will find yourself exploring other delicious side dishes with it. Once you start trying different combinations of dosas and their side dishes, we can assure you that, you will never be done exploring them.
You can make your morning’s a lot more eventful by ordering your favorite breakfast dishes on Swiggy. You can head to work with a full stomach, a smile on your face, and a spring in your step.