Sunday, September 9, 2007

A king's breakfast!

I was always told that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. From what I have read, it seems that the nutrients consumed at breakfast are utilized more efficiently by the body since they provide a steady stream of glucose to the body.
In western countries, the breakfast meal usually includes plenty of carbohydrates and proteins. The picture shown is that of a typical 西部 早餐 • xi1bu4 zao3can1 • Western breakfast.

I have found three different ways to order Pancakes in Chinese:

薄煎餅 • bo2 jian1bing3 • literally, thin fried cake or biscuit,
早餐蛋炳 • zao3can1 dan4bing3 • early meal egg biscuit, or
烙餅 • lao4bing3 • biscuit baked in a pan.

Of course, most people eat their pancakes with:

奶油 • nai3you2 • or 黃油 • huang2you2 • butter ; 枫糖浆 • feng3tang2 jiang3 • maple syrup and even some 鲜奶油 • xian1 nai3you2 • whipped cream.

If you are really hungry, then you can order a 煎蛋 • jian3dan4 • fried egg and some 煙肉 • yan1 rou4 • smoked meat or 培根 • pei2gen1• bacon to go with it, although I think that's pushing the "cholesterol" gauge a bit to far!

A healthier alternative would include some 草莓 • cao3mei2 • strawberries ; 藍莓 • lan2mei2 • blueberries or any other fruit.

Of course, a glass of fresh 橘子汁 • ju2zi5zhi1 • Orange Juice or any other natural 果汁 • guo3zhi1 • fruit Juice is the perfect accompaniment.

To finish up the meal, a nice and hot cup of 咖啡• ka1fei1 • coffee is a must!

if there is truth in the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper’, then this breakfast is a good way to start the day.

Happy Chinese language pronunciation with Pinyin Talker!

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