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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7654 times:

I know most Europeans have Continental Breakfast for their breakfast. But why? Do they eat less than Americans? I know you get croissants, cereals, orange juice/milk as well as tea for Continental Breakfast.

As for American Breakfast you get eggs, ham and bacon in addition to what you get at Continental Breakfast right?

What about English Breakfast? What is that? Guess its more full right?

Can anyone define these three? Thanks!

Haven't had a full breakfast for a long time.  Smile

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User currently offlineBiggles20 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7623 times:

Hello,

The last really good English breakfast was at the Durrants Hotel in London, UK when my Dad was in country!

Plate had all the usual - egg (of your choice - I prefer scrambled), back-bacon, field mushroom, black-pudding, baked-beans, sausages, fried bread...absolutely gorgeous!
Meal also came with toast & spreads, tea, fresh-fruit juice, croissant and bowl of cereal before it all!

mmmmmmmm,

biggles


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7614 times:

Potato and tomato?

I like Scrambled eggs too.  Smile

So what's the difference between American and English Breakfast?



User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7589 times:

Is there such a thing as an American Breakfast????

I've never heard such a term and there is a lot of different ways that breakfast is set up in the states based on where you are eating it. Such as bacon vs. country sausage. Grits vs. oatmeal vs. hash browns. Pancakes are usually are part of it as well.

Personally I just think English Breakfast is just vile.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7583 times:

can you please elaborate what a "continental", "american" and "english" breakfast is?



10=2
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7584 times:

Well, I ate with some of breakfast in the morning and it's was okay for me.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7556 times:

Yes please can anyone define ALL THREE OF THEM???? Thanks!

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7544 times:

The American breakfast is usually a couple of eggs (any style) possibly pancakes, meat (usually bacon, ham, or corned beef hash), and potato (home fries or hash browns). It's unhealthy and gluttonous, like the ignorant fatsos who arrogantly try to order it in all parts of the world.

Signed, the Euros


The continental breakfast is a roll, a yogurt, and a coffee. it's unsatisfying and joyless, the breakfast equivalent of the attitudes coming out of Berlin, Paris, and Madrid these days. A smug breakfast for the self-rightoeus.

Signed, the American neocons


The English breakfast is like the American breakfast, except less refined and fried in goose fat, then served on the wrong side of the table. Look what it does to your teeth.

Signed, everyone.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7533 times:

I thought you get the most at ENGLISH BREAKFAST!

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7520 times:

The English Breakfast and American Breakfast are actually very similar. While you won't get the Puddings like you would in a typical English (or even Irish) Breakfast, you usually have some form of fatty meat, eggs, potatoes, and bread. Now there's also a variant of the American Breakfast as well, the Southern Breakfast. Eggs, sausage, bacon, or ham (sometimes all three), grits (Coarsely ground dried corn that is boiled in water. I like mine with butter and cheese.), and biscuits and gravy (usually made from the pan drippings left from the meat). The Southern Breakfast may contain potatoes, but it depends on where in the South you are; resturants like Waffle House and Cracker Barrel have potatoes as part of their breakfasts, but the typical Southerner doesn't usually cook potatoes unless they're not having grits. I've had a version of the English Breakfast at a local English pub here in Atlanta, and I just about always get it when I go there. Two eggs (any style), choice of sausage (or soysage for those vegetarians) or bacon, some chips, a crock of baked beans, and some toast. Wash that down with a few pints and you've got quite filling meal anytime of the day.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7516 times:

Usually our english breakfast consists of: Sausages, Bacon, Fried egg (or scrambled), beans, hash browns or potatocake, mushrooms and fried tomato.

You can also have gammon and if you go to a restaurant for a full english breakfast you'll probably get croissants, ham, yoghurt etc as well.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7508 times:

Heard that you get more for English Breakfast........  Smile

Why do Europeans eat so little during breakfast time? I mean Continental Breakfast


User currently offlineSantosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7504 times:

I'm one of those people that can't function without a hearty breakfast. I tried it, but a roll and a cup of coffee just don't do it for me.

Bring on some scrambled eggs and waffles!



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 7481 times:

I don't eat that much either during breakfast.



User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7464 times:

BTW, hotels usually serve Continental Breakfast only, unless you pay more.

So does anyone have a more clear definition? And which one is more full? American and English?

Anyone had Chinese breakfast before? Its pretty nice. You get noodles, congee etc


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 7452 times:

And which one is more full? American and English?
In San Francisco I had what I think was an American breakfast. Comparing it with an English breakfast, the English is definitely more filling - and tastier Big grin

Tom


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7444 times:

So what's the definition between all three???? What do you get for each of them?????

Do Europeans eat less during breakfast? Why Continental Breakfast for them?

The best breakfast I had was in Amsterdam........ Forgot the name of the hotel but it was a 5 star one.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7437 times:

English and American are pretty much interchangeable. The biggest thing about them is that you tend not to hear an English breakfast called English in England, or an American breakfast called American in America. At least to a degree.  Big grin

The differences such as they are tend to be more in line with what you would get in each country, so you would never get a steak in an English breakfast, but you might in an American, and you'd never get a black pudding in an American one, but you might in an English one. Other than, no real difference.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7436 times:

American style Breakfasts?

I thought that consited of Cold Pizza and a beer Saturday morning.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7420 times:

Ah well, L-188, if we're talking true national breakfasts, then ours is a reheated takeaway curry and a can of Special Brew.  Big grin


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7418 times:

So why is Continental Breakfast so little??????? HAHA!

And why do Europeans eat so little during Continental Breakfast?


User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7409 times:

Isn't a traditional English breakfast a cup of tea and a cigarette?  Smile

Mark


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7407 times:

Do British people smoke that much????

User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7405 times:

Not sure of the figures. I don't, except when a little drunk.
To be honest, I hate tea and the thought of smoking first thing in the morning makes me want to puke.



User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7395 times:

Any comment on Continental Breakfast?

25 Post contains images Worldoftui : Not big on breakfast. Continental breakfast in hotels seems such a rip off. Stayed at a Holiday Inn a few days ago. 16USD ro whatever it was for a cro
26 L.1011 : I'll take a stab. Continental: All cold, can be pre-prepared, that's why hotels like it. Consists of bread of some sort (a pastry, roll etc) yougurt,
27 United Airline : Cool! Ever had Hong Kong/Chinese breakfast???? They are nice too. Oh trust me the food in HONG KONG is AMAZING. Agree? Miss the food so much!
28 MD11Engineer : There is no thing as a "Continental breakfast". In Germany e.g., a typiocal breakfast (if you are not in a rush to go to work) consistst of a soft boi
29 Post contains images Andreas : Berlin is the breakfast capital of the world, trust me on that one, Berliners just love to get a breakfast that takes 2 hours minimum! Nobody does cal
30 Post contains images CHRISBA777ER : You've obviously never had the full British - its like an English but with Celtic influences. You'd have this early in the morning before going out on
31 United Airline : Then why do hotels say CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST? Do Europeans eat that little during breakfast?
32 Lan_Fanatic : Does anybody know if the "Brazilian breakfast" term really exists? Here in Chile it is very popula, as it is always announced in the brazilian tourist
33 MD11Engineer : For myself, if I´ve got to get up early in the morning (work starts here between 6 am and 7 am in factories and 8 to 9 am in shops and offices), I ca
34 Post contains images Tbar220 : UNITED AIRLINE, HI THERE!! Man, I just can't GO without a breakfast IN THE MORNING!!!!!! I prefer to eat something, NOT TOO BIG in the morning and the
35 Post contains images Andreas : Sounds nice, but we do get that in Germany, too, but we gave it a different name United: I suppose some people think this is a standing expression, th
36 LHMark : Potato Waffles (2 of) Hash Browns (3 of) Cumberland Sausages (2 of) Pork and Beef Lincolnshire Sausages (2 of) Bacon (three rashers of) 8oz Rump Steak
37 Post contains images CHRISBA777ER : LHMark- ...Because we have more sex than you lot do, and dont play stuff like baseball or golf - we play Rugby and soccer all day, and us Welsh have a
38 Post contains images Tbar220 : CHRIS, That is brilliant. Have more sex, drink more beer, and all the obesity problems will go away! All those people who harp about diets on and on d
39 Post contains images Andreas : The Brits???? More sex than any people in the world?? ROFLMFAO!!!! My clear vote for the funniest statement in this Forum on this Monday
40 CHRISBA777ER : No, Andreas, i said we have more sex than the Americans. Which is clearly true. CM
41 Garnetpalmetto : Potato Waffles (2 of) Hash Browns (3 of) Cumberland Sausages (2 of) Pork and Beef Lincolnshire Sausages (2 of) Bacon (three rashers of) 8oz Rump Steak
42 Post contains images Jaspike : This is how its done in my family - pretty normal really, for average Brits. ....Normal!? Nah! ...I've never seen an English breakfast that size! Tom
43 Worldoftui : I have to agree with you Jaspike. Thats not a breakfast, thats an ordeal! How the hell can you eat all of that? More importantly ChrisBa777ER, how wou
44 United Airline : I agree 100%! So Continental Breakfast is just a name to rip people off?
45 United Airline : You get free continental breakfast at most hotels though
46 Worldoftui : My opinion is if you have to pay for Continental, its a rip off. Holiday Inn Express do a free Continental breakfast - not bad, not worth paying for a
47 United Airline : Yes! I stayed at the EXPRESS BY HOLIDAY INN at OLD STREET London and it was GREAT!
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