The demand for globally inspired breakfasts is booming, and the items with the most appeal are those with which a customer has some familiarity.

When it comes to ethnic offerings, adding even small changes to your menu choices can make a world of difference. In fact, when it comes to making changes, less is actually more. Adding items that are extreme in taste or make-up can be more intimidating and off-putting than appealing. Therefore, the secret to a successful global menu is creating items that add an exotic touch to an old familiar friend.

The following is a simple guide on how to "globalize" traditional breakfast items to appeal to today’s adventurous consumers:

In it, you'll find the classic items followed by a simple recipe that adds a particular ethnic flair. Many allow for the opportunity to use pork from the Smithfield comprehensive portfolio, and we also included others that cater to those guests who prefer vegetarian choices. Use the guide as is, or use it to inspire your own creations.

Eggs Benedict

An American breakfast staple, the delicious tower of English muffin, Canadian bacon and poached is topped with hollandaise sauce.

India

Carrier: English muffin
Protein: Grilled portobello and spinach
Sauce: Sriracha and cumin hollandaise

Scandinavia

Carrier: Bagel
Protein: Smoked trout
Sauce: Dill hollandaise

Eastern Mediterranean

Carrier: Charred pita
Protein: Pit-roasted pork
Sauce: Cucumber-citrus yogurt

South America

Carrier: Llapingachos (Ecuadorian potato pancake)
Protein: Pork mojo
Sauce: Hollandaise

Mexico

Carrier: Crispy hash browns
Protein: Chorizo
Sauce: Chihuahua cheese

South Korea

Carrier: Toasted Sope
Protein: Korean BBQ pork
Sauce: Korean BBQ sauce

Breakfast
Sandwich

Crispy bacon, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese in between two pieces of toasted wheat bread is a classic start to an American day.

India

Carrier: Dosa (lentil and rice pancake)
Protein: Eggs
Toppings: Tomatoes and herbs

Scandinavia

Carrier: Rye toast
Protein: Pork rillettes
Toppings: Capers, fennel, hard-boiled egg and chives

Eastern Mediterranean

Carrier: Multigrain sandwich roll
Protein: Rosemary toasted pork loin
Toppings: Over-medium egg and cheese

South America

Carrier: Empanada
Protein: Bacon
Toppings: Scrambled eggs, cheddar and cream cheese

Mexico

Carrier: Bolero roll
Protein: Chorizo
Toppings: Scrambled eggs and chihuahua cheese

South Korea

Carrier: White bread (griddled)
Protein: Pork belly
Toppings: Cabbage, carrot, egg omelette and Sriracha

Biscuits and Gravy

Warm buttermilk biscuits smothered in a pork sausage gravy is a signature American comfort food.

India

Carrier: Buttermilk biscuits
Protein: Pork belly
Gravy: Curried pork gravy

Scandinavia

Carrier: Boiled potatoes
Protein: Breakfast sausage
Gravy: Sour cream−based gravy with sage

Eastern Mediterranean

Carrier: Polenta cakes
Protein: Ground pork sausage
Gravy: Zesty tomato sauce

South America

Carrier: Sequilho biscuits (cornflour)
Protein: Smoked sausage
Gravy: Feijoada (pork and black bean stew)

Mexico

Carrier: Chipotle cheddar biscuits
Protein: Guajillo braised pork butt
Gravy: Lime-infused sour cream

South Korea

Carrier: Steamed buns
Protein: Korean BBQ pork
Gravy: Bean paste

Breakfast Skillet

Crispy hash browns topped with cheese, bacon, vegetables and eggs cooked your way is a must in every American diner.

India

Base: Cumin scented rice
Protein: Chana masala (chickpeas)
Eggs: Sunny-side up
Toppings: Harissa paste

Scandinavia

Base: Steamed potato chunks
Protein: Shaved ham
Eggs: Poached eggs
Toppings: Asparagus, Swiss cheese and hollandaise

Eastern Mediterranean

Base: Yukon Gold potatoes
Protein: Breakfast sausage
Eggs: Poached eggs
Toppings: Tomatoes, bell peppers and feta cheese

South America

Base: Roasted and shredded sweet potatoes
Protein: Linguica (garlic sausage)
Eggs: Scrambled
Toppings: Red onions, bell peppers and coalho cheese

Mexico

Base: Hash browns
Protein: Carnitas
Eggs: Scrambled
Toppings: Green chiles, tomatillos and bell peppers

South Korea

Base: Rice and red and black beans
Protein: Garlic braised pork belly
Eggs: Vegetable omelette
Toppings: Radish kimchi

Ham and Cheese
Quiche

Eggy custard filled with ham and cheese and baked into a pie crust is a warming, yet elegant breakfast.

India

Custard Filling: Steamed potatoes, spinach, cauliflower, coriander, jeera powder and chat masala
Cheese/Toppings: Mozzarella

Scandinavia

Custard Filling: Broccoli, diced ham and potatoes
Cheese/Toppings: Goat cheese

Eastern Mediterranean

Custard Filling: Oven-roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives and crumbled fennel sausage
Cheese/Toppings: Feta cheese

South America

Custard Filling: Leeks, diced bacon, kale and caramelized onions
Cheese/Toppings: Cheddar cheese

Mexico

Custard Filling: Diced bacon, roasted poblano peppers, corn and hominy
Cheese/Toppings: Salsa roja

South Korea

Custard Filling: Bacon, green onions, kimchi and shredded carrots
Cheese/Toppings: Gochujang (before baking)