According to a poll by food/drink critic Adam Lapetina, and published by the travel and adventure website Thrillist, the Venezuelan arepa is in the top position in a list of 18 countries’ breakfast, classified regarding their nutrients.

Russia, Myanmar, Australia, France and Japan, among others, are part of the top 18 in which Venezuela reached the main place.

“Venezuela’s breakfast is all about salt, starch, meat, fruit, and cheese, and that’s what makes it the best breakfast in the world”, is the reason why Venezuelan gastronomy was chosen.

Lapetina also commended the arepa because of its endless combinations. “Grilled chorizo, arepas filled with super-savory white cheese, chicken, avocados, and eggs are all guaranteed to keep you full until dinner…” The arepa is therefore one of the world’s most versatile meals.

The arepa, made of corn flour, is the queen of breakfast and also an remarkable side for main dishes, for lunch or dinner, whether fried or baked.

Besides the Venezuelan breakfast, the other five selected dishes are the American – Eggs, toast, bacon or sausage, pancakes, home fries-, the full English – fried egg, sausage, fried mushrooms, baked beans, hash browns, toast, and grilled tomato- in a tie with the full Irish – bacon rashers, sausage, fried egg, white & black pudding, toast, fried tomato, Irish tea-, the full Scottish – fried egg, back bacon, sausage links, black pudding, buttered toast, baked beans, tea, tattie scones- and the Turkish – feta, tomato, cucumber, olives, toast, cherry jam, spicy Turkish sausage, Turkish tea-.

Mexican chilaquiles were positioned in the ninth place of the top.