U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-01-2017, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
2,214 posts, read 2,631,159 times
Reputation: 2090

Advertisements

Interesting. Actually western breakfast is what I miss most when I am in Asia. I have no problem with eating all-Asian food for lunch and dinner for weeks or months, but still I prefer my western breakfast.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-01-2017, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Taipei
6,771 posts, read 5,114,752 times
Reputation: 4555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Douglas Dakota View Post
Interesting. Actually western breakfast is what I miss most when I am in Asia. I have no problem with eating all-Asian food for lunch and dinner for weeks or months, but still I prefer my western breakfast.
Western breakfast can be easily found in Asia.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2017, 03:00 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
2,214 posts, read 2,631,159 times
Reputation: 2090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greysholic View Post
Western breakfast can be easily found in Asia.
Sure, it can be found. But it is not often served at people's homes. And quality is often not really overwhelming, while expensive, especially for bread and cold cuts or cheese. Maybe I should rather say "German breakfast" instead of "Western breakfast" though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2017, 04:29 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,250,780 times
Reputation: 7578
Regarding height and milk, the French consume as much milk as the dutch, but are not known to be tall. :P

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2017, 04:33 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,250,780 times
Reputation: 7578
Quote:
Originally Posted by Douglas Dakota View Post
Sure, it can be found. But it is not often served at people's homes. And quality is often not really overwhelming, while expensive, especially for bread and cold cuts or cheese. Maybe I should rather say "German breakfast" instead of "Western breakfast" though.
Last time I brought some cheese from France to China for my family to enjoy, everyone of them took a small bite, made a weird a face and never wanted to touch it again.

Very few East Asians like, or even can tolerate cheese, this is why it is rare in the stores and expensive whenever available (due to lack of economies of scale).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2017, 06:09 AM
 
4,665 posts, read 2,635,451 times
Reputation: 3342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Douglas Dakota View Post
Interesting. Actually western breakfast is what I miss most when I am in Asia. I have no problem with eating all-Asian food for lunch and dinner for weeks or months, but still I prefer my western breakfast.
Same here. I like some Chinese breakfast items, but it's my least favorite meal in China. I always have to take a big thing of maple syrup and peanut butter with me as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2017, 06:11 AM
 
4,665 posts, read 2,635,451 times
Reputation: 3342
Quote:
Originally Posted by botticelli View Post
Last time I brought some cheese from France to China for my family to enjoy, everyone of them took a small bite, made a weird a face and never wanted to touch it again.

Very few East Asians like, or even can tolerate cheese, this is why it is rare in the stores and expensive whenever available (due to lack of economies of scale).
Haha, same here. I miss cheese a lot, but my family hates it. My brother-in-law likes Cheese, but I think that is why they immigrated to Montreal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2017, 06:21 AM
 
4,665 posts, read 2,635,451 times
Reputation: 3342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greysholic View Post
Western breakfast can be easily found in Asia.
Probably shouldn't throw around Asia, because that's not true at all. Maybe in a few countries and major cities. Even in the major Chinese cities, western breakfast is hard to find. Most western food is lunch or dinner. Crepes are probably the easiest to find and are somewhat common, I can't think of anything else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
2,214 posts, read 2,631,159 times
Reputation: 2090
Last time in China, while hotel breakfast was too expensive, we ended up with McDonalds breakfast, lol.

It is true that there is low demand and therefore high prices for cheese. Last time in a Korean supermarket, Old Amsterdam Cheese from the Netherlands was like $10 for a small 125g pack.

The statistics above is quite interesting by the way. Didn't expect Italy to be that low compared to Spain, France or Germany. Does that include processed milk (yoghurt, cheese, etc.)?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-02-2017, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Taipei
6,771 posts, read 5,114,752 times
Reputation: 4555
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattks View Post
Probably shouldn't throw around Asia, because that's not true at all. Maybe in a few countries and major cities. Even in the major Chinese cities, western breakfast is hard to find. Most western food is lunch or dinner. Crepes are probably the easiest to find and are somewhat common, I can't think of anything else.
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/taiw...eakfast-spots/
https://rtaiwanr.wordpress.com/2016/...ots-in-taiwan/
https://theculturetrip.com/asia/taiw...n-daan-taipei/
(2017.3???)???????~??????????????????? @ ?omo?Food×Fun? :: ??? PIXNET :: (in Chinese but there are pictures)

Granted, some of them are for lunch but a lot of them open in the morning.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top