A Typical Japanese Breakfast

by joe on May 8, 2011

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.

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Emm May 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

That looks really yummy but I know after a couple of days in another country, I begin craving a full English breakfast!


John May 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

The Japanese breakfast sounds fantastic apart from the green tea. A traditional full English breakfast is similar to the American: bacon, egg, sausage, tomato, mushroom and beans. The alternative is kippers!


Chip May 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Just by looking at it, you can tell that it’s healthy, I found out recently that having salmon in the morning does great wonders for the skin…well, the body altogether so I guess the impressive life span of Japanese people can be attributed to a breakfast rich in omega3, protein and antioxidants.


calen February 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

it looks like a pigs ear


Tim Liao September 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

But honestly, how many Japanese homes have the time to prepare a breakfast like that. Unless if your mother or mother in law lives with you and she does all the cooking


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