Friday, 30 December 2016

Day 7: It's Time for Breakfast

Day 7 - Week 2

You made it safely to your hotel and feel fast asleep. You’ve now woken up and are ready to start your day. Before you start, however, you need to eat some breakfast. Imagine that you and your whanau have walked out of the hotel and into a restaurant across the street. At the restaurant you are offered a traditional breakfast meal. Scroll through the examples below to see a picture of what is commonly eaten in your country for breakfast.
Canada – Pancakes with maple syrup
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Pancakes and maple syrup (updated).jpg
Mexico – Chilequilas
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Chilequilas picture.jpg

Chile – Sweet tea and buttered toast
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Tea and toast (chile breakfast).jpg
England – Full English Fry-Up
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\English fry up breakfast.jpg

Germany – Brotchen (bread), cheese and salami platter
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\German breakfast foods.jpg
United Arab Emirates – Chebab (Wrap)
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Chebab - UAE.jpg
South Africa – Cup of tea and a rusk (hard bread)
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Tea and rusk (SAfrica).jpg
Japan – White rice, fish, meso soup and natto (fermented beans)
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\japanese breakfast.jpg

Malaysia – Nasi Lemak (rice, vegetables and meat)
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\nasi lemak pic.jpg
Australia – Vegemite on toast
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Vegemite and toast.jpg

Activity 1
Compare the picture of common breakfast foods in the country you’ve chosen with what you typically eat for breakfast here in New Zealand. I usually have a bowl of sultana bran cereal with trim milk and a cup of tea. What about you? On your blog, please tell us:
  1. What you eat for breakfast
  2. What people in your chosen country eat for breakfast
  3. Which of the two breakfast options (your breakfast or the breakfast in the other country) you prefer. Why do you prefer it?

1. For breakfast I usually have a cup of hot chocolate with breakfast crackers.
2. The people in my chosen country ( Canada ) eat Pancakes with maple syrup.
3. Out of the two breakfast opinions I would actually prefer Pancakes with maple syrup. I would prefer this because it would be nice to start the day with warm pancakes and sweet syrup poured on top.

Activity 2
Some of the most famous foods to come out of New Zealand include kiwifruit, lamb, whitebait, oysters, tuatua (shellfish), kumara, bacon and egg pie, hokey pokey ice cream, lolly cake, anzac biscuits and pavlova. Take a picture of you (or someone you know!) eating one of these famous ‘kiwi’ foods. Post the picture to your blog. Underneath the picture tell us what they are eating.

This is a picture of my aunty and she is eating lamb and potatoes.


  1. Hi Mikaela,

    What a lovely photo of your aunty having lamb and potatoes! When I first came to visit New Zealand in 1978 I ate a lot of lamb and potatoes because that's what was offered at the university residence where my boyfriend lived at the time. I enjoyed the lamb very much and I couldn't help noticing how many many many lambs there were dotted around the countryside as I traveled through New Zealand as a tourist. There seemed to be many more lambs and sheep than people! Is that still true?

    I'm glad that you think you would enjoy eating pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast! My husband and I have pancakes as a special treat breakfast, with maple syrup that has been produced here in our small community. There are many maple trees in our area and each spring they are tapped so that the maple sap can run into buckets, be collected and then boiled down into syrup. It's very very delicious for sure!!

    Most of the time, however, my husband and I eat Muesli cereal with milk and whole meal toast with peanut butter. We try to eat foods that don't contain too much sugar.

    You mention eating breakfast crackers. I'm not familiar with those. I wonder what they are like?

    I hope you're enjoying some nice treats over the holiday time! Keep up your super blogging!


  2. Yummm! As soon as I saw your blog was all about food, it started to make me really hungry! I'd be pretty chuffed if I woke up to pancakes with maple syrup poured over the top, what a great way to start a holiday.

    Most of the time my breakfast is really boring, and I just have toast with a cup of coffee. But sometimes as a treat on the weekends I'll make bacon and eggs which is my favourite thing to have for breakfast!

    Roast lamb is probably my favourite kind of roast to have. Especially with mint sauce! Whenever we go to visit my partner's family in the South Island, they always cook up a leg of roast lamb on a Sunday afternoon. What do you think your favourite food is? I'm not sure I could pick just one favourite, there are so many different ones I could choose.

    Right, anymore talk of food and I might have to cook a second dinner at this rate!

    Great blogging Mikaela :-)