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Here’s How People Lunch At Work Around The World [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-9-21 14:32:34 |Display all floors
JAPAN: Bento box, ramen, tea.

Japanese workers only have half an hour to grab lunch in the middle of the day, and so it's important that their meal is fast and filling. Bento boxes, made up of compartments filled with hot and cold components, and ramen are both popular lunch options and are widely available across Japan.

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KENYA: Fish, cabbage, ugali.

In Kenya, office workers might head to a restaurant for a sit-down meal with colleagues and friends. Many traditional Kenyan meals revolve around smoked or fried fish and ugali — a very stiff maize porridge which is sliced. This heavy and filling starch is often paired with robust vegetables like braised cabbage.

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NETHERLANDS: Cheese sandwich, apple, grapes.

The Dutch are known for their love of cheese, with the average Dutch citizen reportedly consuming 17 kilograms of the stuff every year. As a result, it should come as no surprise that the people of Holland go to work armed with a cheese sandwich every day.
The simple lunchbox staple is best paired with fresh fruit such as a sliced apple or grapes, according to Viking's research.

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SPAIN: Meat and seafood tapas, patatas bravas, croquettes, and bread.

The Spanish take the idea of a "lunch break" to the next level. It's common for whole towns and cities to take a two to three hour break in the middle of the afternoon when the sun is at its hottest. During this period, most people go home for a family meal followed by a nap or "siesta."
As a result, lunch is often the largest meal of the day for many people in Spain. Multiple courses, including salads and gazpacho to start followed by small plates of a variety of meats and seafood, are enjoyed by the whole family as they retire to the shade.

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SWEDEN: Fika breaks either side of lunch, consisting of hot drinks and pastries.

As well as their full lunch break, Swedish office workers are often encouraged to take fika breaks in the morning and mid-afternoon. A fika tends to last for around 20 minutes and is a great opportunity for workers to socialise amongst themselves with coffee, pastries, and biscuits.

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TURKEY: Pide, coffee.

A flatbread base shaped into a long oval and topped with sauce, meats, and cheeses, a "pide" is similar in style and design to a classic Italian pizza. This Turkish delicacy is a common street food in the country and therefore makes for a quick and filling lunch for office workers. Common toppings include spinach and feta, or slow cooked lamb.

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UK: Tuna sandwich, leek and potato soup, Maltesers.

According to Viking's research into British eating habits, the most common office lunch in the UK is a no-frills tuna sandwich with microwaved leek and potato soup, followed by Maltesers and a coffee.

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