Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Japanese really know how to do breakfast. Look at this spread! There is only only one place that I know of in Southern California that serves this traditional style of breakfast. For the price of an extra value breakfast sandwich meal at Carl's Jr or McDonalds, you can get this instead.
Rice, cold tofu topped with bonito flakes and green onion, seaweed, pickled vegetables and miso soup. The miso soup has the dried bean curd in it, instead of regular silken tofu, and is pretty on point. But the best part are the two items you have choices on: your breakfast protein and your breakfast egg.
The breakfast comes with fish, either grilled salmon or grilled saba. For $1 more, you can get steak instead, but I'm all about the healthy, omega-filled fish. And the egg comes in a variety of ways: tamago, hard boiled, fried or raw. Which I didn't understand at first, but there is another breakfast combo where you get natto, and people like to mix raw egg into that. And by "understand at first" I mean that I totally just realized that right now. It's like a egg shaped light bulb went off in my head.
Looking at the picture on top, the breakfast may not seem like anything special but it's well prepared and will keep you going through the morning until lunchtime! Plus it's delicious, and the restaurant is quiet in the morning, which provides some zen time before the hustle and bustle of the work day. Bon appétit!