June 20, 2024

Lunch hour around the world... in 9 scrumptious plates

By Indiatimes

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When hunger calls...
If you're wondering what lunchtime looks like in different countries, look no further. Here's a virtual trip around the world in nine lunch plates that will make your food look dull.??

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Japan
For a country always on the move, locals here sometimes also eat from small bento boxes. Lunch here includes rice cakes, curry rice, noodles, pork buns, ramen and sashimi.??

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France
In France, the lunch hour starts at 11.30, which is when restaurants start serving?le Menu du jour?or their fixed lunchtime menu. Lunch here consists of?baguettes filled with cheese, ham and fresh vegetables.

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Germany
The Germans love their pork and beef, which means you'll see amazing dishes like?Sauerbraten?(sour roast),?Blutwurst?(blood sausage) or?Schwarzwurst?(black sausage) and?Wiener?(Viennese) at lunch hour.?

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Italy
Lunch break or?pausa pranzo?here extends from 1 pm to 4 pm. The first course or?il primo?at lunch (Pranzo) includes pasta and or risotto, followed by seafood or meat during the second course or?il secondo.

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Greece
In Greece, a popular lunchtime (Mesimeriano) dish is the moussaka (meat ground with potatoes and vegetables), followed by salads and sandwiches. Also on the menu is their traditional vegetable casserole.??

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Mexico
Lunch (La Comida) here is an activity of leisure, lasting between 1 and 4 in the afternoon, with soups and salads as appetizers, followed by tacos, tortillas, rice, meat, beans and vegetables for the main course.?

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Morocco
Bread is a main feature of a Moroccan meal, which consists of a meze (collection) of couscous, beef, mutton, lamb (some of the favourite meats in Morocco), tagine, salads and mint tea.?

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Spain
On the lunch (La Comida) menu is vegetable or seafood soup; green salads; paela (made with rice, seafood, vegetables and meat), beef fillets or filet mignon. Locals also love poultry and dairy that feature prominently in desserts.??

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