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.