If you’re accustomed to the traditional American breakfast of pancakes, waffles, bacon, eggs, and hash browns, you might be surprised at what is eaten in Japan. A typical Japanese breakfast is low-fat, varied and nutritious. It consists of small portions of grilled, salted fish like salmon or mackerel, rice, miso soup, and pickles.
Another common breakfast is a bowl of rice mixed with raw quail egg, fermented soybeans, hot mustard, and soy sauce. Instead of coffee and orange juice, a steaming cup of strong green tea is served. Although it might take some getting used to, before long you might find yourself preferring a Japanese-style breakfast.