Sunday, December 21, 2008

School lunches around the world

Ever wondered what kids around the world eat for lunch? Most Malaysian kids I know prefer to buy their food from the school canteen. Recess in public schools starts at 10:15 a.m and ends at 10:35 a.m so what the kids really have is just a snack as they're usually home for lunch. School dismisses at 1:00 p.m.
My boys usually buy Nasi lemak Bungkus from their school canteen.

Nasi Lemak Bungkus - "Bungkus" means "pack" or "wrap" in Malay

'Nasi Lemak' is a simple pre-packed serving of 'nasi' (rice) cooked in coconut milk and topped with 'sambal' (dried anchovies cooked in a spicy paste), a sprinkling of fried peanuts and anchovies, a couple of cucumber slices and a wedge of hardboiled egg.

Here are some pics of school lunches of several countries. Visit for more pics of school lunches around the world.









Czech Republic


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Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Now that is interesting! Home at 1?? Even when they get into the upper school?? That is so early!

Buckeroomama said...

Nasi lemak, om nom nom!

lvlc said...

wow! interesting! I always wondered that! Specially now that I am reading about bento lunched... super! Thanks for sharing!

Lin said...

Some of those look pretty awful!! Funny how France is in the "worst" category! Ick!!

blueviolet said...

US, UK and France all look fairly unhealthy.

The Holmes Crew said...

In Russia they don't normally eat sandwiches -they are big on salads - but without lettuce. They have lots of types of salads and most use a sour cream/mayonaise type dressing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, some of those places look REALLY GOOD.

Grissell said...

What is up with the us LOL. we sure don't eat very healthy do we! :)

The nasi lemak bungkus looks good never had it but looks yummy.


Vicki said...

I think Brazil and Malaysia look the best, this was really interesting, thank you!

Anonymous said...

This is so cool! I just love your blog :)

Tami said...

Bestest Buddie.. I want to go back to school. LOL

Jennifer said...

Mmmmm! That's what the boys have for a snack? Where can I sign up to have some as well? ;-)

Annette Piper said...

That's fascinating to see the different types!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

How cool!!! Love this post!!!!

Priya said...

Love this post :)

alissa4illustration said...

YUMMY!!! I love trying new foods!