Brilliant breakfast dishes from around the world available in Dubai

Congee at Royal China
Popular across China as an everyday breakfast staple, congee is simply a cross between a soup and a thin porridge, made with rice, sometimes eaten plain, and sometimes mixed with meat and vegetables. If you visit Royal China for dim sum (a traditional breakfast in the Cantonese regions such as Hong Kong and Macau), you can also sample items on the congee section of the menu, which includes recipes such as plain, salted chicken with preserved egg and prawn with fresh scallop.
DIFC, Building 4 (04 354 5543).
Dosa at Venus
Dosa, paper thin pancakes, served (and sometimes stuffed) with different chutneys, sauces and sambals is a popular meal throughout most of the day in India, including breakfast, but particular popular in the south of the country. At Karama-based vegetarian restaurant Venus, you can try a vast array of different dosas.
Opposite Karama Park and Lulu Centre, Karama (04 335 2113).



Empanadas and scrambled eggs at Boteko Brasil
At this Brazilian café you can sample a range of breakfast items, including granola made in-house, freshly baked breads, or two intriguing breakfast twists on Brazilian favourites. The first is empanadas (little stuffed pastries, popular across the continent) given an early morning twist by stuffing them with scrambled eggs. Also available is a new baking hybrid of pão de queijo waffles.
Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah 2 (04 385 6668).
Foul at Zaroob
Foul is an Egyptian dish, often eaten for breakfast, of mashed fava beans, mixed with olive oil, cumin and onion. To some extent, foul is to fava beans what hummus is to chickpeas. You can try foul at Time Out Dubai’s best budget restaurant, Zaroob, and if you’re keen on starting your day (or ending your night) with Egyptian flavours, you can also try a selection of feteer here too.
Jumeirah Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 327 6060).
Hoppers at Red Box
Breakfast in Sri Lanka usually means hoppers. These fluffy little pancakes (also popular in the southern Indian states, where they are known as ‘appam’) are made from fermented rice batter and coconut milk. In Sri Lanka, you’ll find them topped with ingredients such as egg, cheese and onion. In Dubai, you can sample plain or egg hoppers at Sri Lankan eatery Red Box, which now has a second branch in Discovery Gardens.
Damascus Street, Al Ghusais (04 258 3318). Other location: Discovery Gardens (04 258 3318).

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