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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #17: Tamago kake gohan





japanese breakfast

When I was in Japan in 2006, breakfast was served for free in the hotel where I was staying in. Out of curiosity (when in Japan, eat what the Japanese eat!), I ordered the the traditional breakfast. The whole meal is consisted of grilled fish, fermented soy beans (natto) soup (miso), pickles, dried seaweed (nori), steamed rice and other side dishes.

For the second time, I ordered another breakfast meal that is also traditional Japanese (photo above). The usual soup, fermented soy beans, seaweed, pickles, steamed rice with fresh egg. The egg is simply mixed in with the rice and soy sauce. It is known as tamago kake gohan, or, simply translated, egg-sauce over rice. As you can see in the picture, the bowl of rice is traditionally placed on left side with the soup on the right. Both traditional breakfast sets were good and light, just enough to give my stomach a little more space to accomodate more food in a little while.



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18 comments:

J@n!ce said...

I love Japanese food. :):)

Healthy n yummy :):) ~~~~

Snap Catch said...

Now I'm hungry... lol! Perfect one for wordless Happy WW! Hope you'll visit mine too..

Dez said...

Wow. kakagutom naman! Happy WW!

My Life in this Wonderful World

Mojo said...

Uh.. yeah, I love Japanese food... but not big on breakfast. In any language.

EastCoastLife said...

I love Japanese food! sashimi is my favourite.

Villager said...

Happy WW! Thank you for the story to go along with the photo...

I invite your blog readers to see how the economic crisis in America will impact trick-or-treaters during Halloween!

peace, Villager

Pamela said...

fermented soy bgeans and pickles for breakfast?
oh.. and is the egg raw?
I'm going to have to think about this.

Robin said...

Other than the raw egg it looks delicious. I like eating savory things for breakfast. In fact, I just made myself fried rice with egg and ham this morning :).

Dora said...

U're making me hungry...but dinner will only be served at least 3 more hours later...

Patrick said...

Gutom nako ah.

Elizabeth Bonds said...

That is a huge breakfast. I have always wanted to go to Japan. Atleast I know what their breakfasts are like now. hehe

Happy WW.

Gattina said...

That looks indeed very yummy and so far everthing I have eaten in japonese Restaurants was very good. But for a breakfast ? I could eat that at noon but not early morning ! Anyway I never eat breakfast, I only have coffee.

Amy said...

I'd love to travel someday. But I might have to keep some granolas bars stashed in my luggage just in case.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

nagutom ako sa mga foods mo na sabi.....

sarap ba ang japanese foods?

hindi pa ako naka tikim......kasi mahal ang japanese restaurant dito....lol

hmhmhmhhm

sarap, sarap......

YTSL said...

I really do love Japanese food and miss those Japanese breakfasts that, alas, no Japanese restaurant I know outside of Japan serves!

Napaboaniya said...

Looks pretty heavy to me. I'm not used to having rice in the morning I guess. But true, when in Rome, do what the Romans do :)

Carver said...

Interesting post and that looks delicious.

tigerfish said...

FRee breakfast? Hope the hotel stay was not too expensive as they may have already factor in the breakfast.