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 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday #17: Tamago kake gohan

  1. 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

  2. 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 :).

  3. 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.

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