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SEPTEMBER, 2017

Fun Breakfast Facts

 


Ah breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Well, for most people anyway. Every chef has their own take on it, but the most well-known morning meal which is the traditional English Breakfast always involves the same old crowd some way or another. Gordon Ramsey’s idea of a perfect breakfast consists of scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes (check out his fantastic video on cooking the perfect breakfast here).

With our busy lives, breakfast on weekdays may be too much of a hassle as we have one leg out the door heading to work, but hooray for weekends! That’s when we Malaysians take our time and savour the smell of ‘yay no work today’ along with our nasi lemak, kaya & butter on toast, kopi, teh tarik or anything that you’ve chosen for that relaxed meal with family and friends. Some of us even travel relatively far distances just to enjoy a freshly-made breakfast specialty!

At B.I.G. we’ll be featuring some popular artisan vendors, product promos and lots of activities for kids and adults at our Breakfast Weekend Fair so join us at our stores from 7th – 10th September. Meanwhile, here are some fun facts for you to digest:

 

1. According to TIME Magazine, Nasi Lemak is one of the 10 most healthy international breakfasts.

2. Our classic Roti Canai supposedly got its name from the food of Indian labor immigrants from Chennai, where they make a similar bread served with lentil curry.

3. Dim Sum, another breakfast favourite in Malaysia, originates from the Cantonese region of Southern China and its name carries the meaning of “snack, refreshment or light pastry”. 

4. The world’s first breakfast cereal was created in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, a staunch vegetarian who fashioned it from graham flour. It was so tough that it needed to be soaked in milk overnight in order to be edible – he named it granula.

5. Women are more likely to prioritise their hair and choosing clothes for the day than eating breakfast. (As of 2017 we can confidently say most men, too).

6. The famous phrase “Breakfast of Champions” actually originated from the marketing slogan of a popular U.S. cereal called Wheaties, which was created by accident – a health clinician accidentally spilled wheat bran mixture onto a hot stove.

We could go on and on but it’ll soon be time for lunch, so do join us at our Breakfast Weekend Fair for more fun and games, sunny-side-up! Check out our event page at this link: http://bit.ly/TheBIGPicha

P.S. Notice we didn’t mention Cornflakes, because like us you’ve probably spent most of your childhood reading the fun facts behind the cereal box ?

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

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