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Traditional Japanese Breakfast

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Traditional Japanese breakfast
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A traditional Japanese-style breakfast consists of steamed rice, miso soup, and various side dishes. Common side dishes are broiled/grilled fish, tamagoyaki (rolled omelet), tsukemono pickles, nori (dried seaweed), natto, and so on.

Traditional Japanese Breakfast Items:

  • Steamed Rice - Plain steamed rice is an essential dish. Okayu (rice porridge) is easy to digest and is also good for breakfast.

  • Miso Soup - Common ingrediednts are tofu, chopped green onion, wakame seaweed, aburaage (deep-fried tofu), and lots more.

  • Natto (fermented soy beans) - When eating natto, place it in a bowl and season with some soy sauce. Add various toppings if you would like and stir well. Place the natto on top of steamed rice and eat with rice.

  • Nori (dried seaweed) - Dip a strip of nori in soy sauce and roll some rice with it. Seasoned nori called ajitsukenori can be purchased in Asian grocery stores.

  • Tamagoyaki (rolled omelet) - grated daikon radish is often served on the side.

  • Broiled Fish - Broiled salted salmon or dried horse mackerel (aji) are popular items for breakfast.

  • Tsukemono (pickles) - Various pickles and umeboshi (pickled ume plums) are often served.
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