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What do you eat for breakfast?

Post by abbym » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:52 am

Kind of a weird question to ask, but for some reason I'm really curious what people have for breakfast in singapore and find myself asking almost everyone I meet this question...

I've just been buying cereal from the supermarkets and having that - but curious to know if anyone has weird and wonderful breakfast habits, because I really love breakfast....and cereal just ain't cutting it anymore

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:00 am

Locals or pretty much Asians have different kinds of breakfast. It is usually heavily carbohydrate-laden. for example:

Set 1:
-Half-boiled eggs served on saucer. To add soy sauce and pepper.
-Toast bread with butter, jam or kaya (sweet kind of spread) or even dipped into those half-boiled eggs
-Fried dough fritters (youtiao), usually on its own, or dipped into coffee
-Coffee or tea or malt drink like Milo

Set 2:
-Nasi lemak (Malay breakfast staple)
-Coffee or tea or malt drink like Milo

Set 3:
-Prata, naan or chapati with curry or dahl
-Coffee or tea or malt drink like Milo

Set 4:
-Fried vermicelli (beehoon), noodles or rice (also known as economy beehoon in local lingo)
-Coffee or tea or malt drink like Milo

Set 5:
-Dim sum, loads of them
-Tea

Sometimes you will see locals having briyani rice, noodle soup or even chicken rice, which are not typically breakfast staple (more like lunch or dinner) but they are not uncommon for locals to have.

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Post by singapore eagle » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:37 am

I'm a definite convert to the lynx's set 1, although, in truth, breakfast for me is still usually cereal at home.

Set 4 can be OK now and again, but it's pretty heavy for breakfast.

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Post by PNGMK » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:38 am

Diced pappaya,one slice of toast, 3-1 coffee and maybe a small glass of fruit juice.

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Post by abbym » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:41 am

PNGMK wrote:Diced pappaya,one slice of toast, 3-1 coffee and maybe a small glass of fruit juice.
What is a 3-1 coffee?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:01 pm

3-in-1 coffee is the premixed instant coffee with creamer & sugar already added. Just open the pack, dump into hot water and Bob's yer uncle! Kopi local style.

Me? Breakfast is a single large egg (90gm) vegetable omelet and a slice of Papaya and a cup of English Breakfast tea without cream or sugar. Totally carb free which doesn't create an insulin spike at 9:30~10:00am resulting in a carb overload of local UFO's from the kopitiam. ;-)
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:15 pm

A sammich: whole grain bread, some sliced meat/cold cuts, salad, sometimes with cheese, egg or avocado. And fruit, usually a banana
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Post by Wd40 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:38 pm

My wife makes Indian breakfast for me(Dosa, Idly etc). But if she wakes up late, the default option is Post cereals with cold UHT milk. I actually love the Post Great Grains cereals(Raisins+Dates+Pecans) :)

Oh yes the Indian chai(or Teh Si/Teh Tarik) is a must at the end of it ;)

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Post by Akimbo » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 1:29 pm

At 0800, 35 g of instant oatmeal served in 100 ml of chocolate milk and half a handful of dried cranberries. Drink the rest of the chocolate milk in the carton (100 ml)

At 1000, 140 g of low fat yogurt.

That's breakfast on a weekday at work.

Occasionally I take Teh Tarik in between if it's a cold day in the office...
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Post by PNGMK » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 1:32 pm

Deng Xiao Peng was reputed to eat a puppy every morning for breakfast. I kid you not.

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Post by scarbowl » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 1:46 pm

No puppies for me. I'm fond of fruit, bread, and cheese. Or wheat toast with a nice nut butter and tea. The occasional dosa or conjee.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 2:38 pm

PNGMK wrote:Deng Xiao Peng was reputed to eat a puppy every morning for breakfast. I kid you not.
I loved having Pho every morning in Vietnam. I'm pretty sure not all of the beef was beef, and there were plenty of stray dogs...

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 2:43 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:Deng Xiao Peng was reputed to eat a puppy every morning for breakfast. I kid you not.
I loved having Pho every morning in Vietnam. I'm pretty sure not all of the beef was beef, and there were plenty of stray dogs...
You've gotta be kidding me! You mean they serve dog meat in pho on the streets? :-#

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Post by yogaloungeforever » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 3:01 pm

Call me a health freak but it's a pineapple followed by oranges and plums and then a bowl of oatmeal with bananas and if room permitting, toast with peanut butter. Then it's down it all with a mug of warm cocoa with ginger in it. And I am off to work! :)
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 16 Aug 2013 3:03 pm

yogaloungeforever wrote:Call me a health freak but it's a pineapple followed by oranges and plums
A whole pineapple?! :shock:
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