Japanese Breakfast is one of the most famous meals in the country. Traditionally, Japanese mornings bring a bowl of rice, soup, meat, and a side dish. However, you do not need to make tons of elaborate preparations for a delightful morning dish.
Today, we will reveal to you several 20 delicious Japanese breakfast recipes that you can prepare on your own without any special preparations. The first option is to have a bowl of cold quail eggs, which you could prepare using a pan in which you have already heated the quail eggs. You can also use egg beaters for easier whipping. The second option is to have a bowl of soba (buckwheat flour) and shiitake mushrooms which you could also prepare using a pan. The third option is to have a bowl of raw vegetables like carrots and cabbage which you can steam and fry together.
Japanese Breakfast Recipes
Other popular Japanese breakfast recipes include omelets, which are egg-filled pancakes, or udon, which are thin Japanese pancakes. Both omelets and udon can be served with pickled ginger or vegetables as a side dish. Lastly, you can have fried chicken.
One of the most common Japanese breakfast recipes includes udon. In this recipe, eggs are combined with Japanese soy sauce and wasabi, a type of Japanese cooking vinegar. The sauce provides a flavorful base for the vegetables, such as cucumber, carrots, potato, and eggplant. To make it more interesting, you may also consider marinating the vegetables. A popular choice for vegetable side dishes is grilled fish, especially whitefish, which you may grill until it’s almost done and then puree in soy sauce with the wasabe.
Some Japanese breakfast recipes, however, differ from country to country, as do the ingredients and their amounts. For example, in China, the typical Japanese recipe usually doesn’t contain so much soy sauce. Instead, they use sugar or starch as an added sweetener. This creates a lighter dish without sacrificing its nutritional value.
The typical meals usually begin with a bowl of noodles, some green onions, some sesame oil, and a glass of lemonade or milk. At most, you’ll want to start preparing these dishes at the kitchen table about five minutes before you expect guests. That way, you can be sure that your meal is ready when they arrive. This helps you save on table time since you can also serve your dishes to your guests right away.
Spices are often combined in interesting combinations to give these recipes a unique taste. Sometimes, instead of using traditional spicy ingredients, Japanese people will add other spicy but lesser known spices to their dishes. For example, instead of using coarsely chopped shiitake mushrooms in a savory miso soup, they will use small ones that have been lightly sauteed.
Different Ways To Prepare
One of the most famous and popular Japanese breakfast recipes is known as futomaki, which translates literally to thin mochi. You can prepare this dish in numerous different ways depending on your tastes.
In most cases, this dish is finished by grilling the rice. Although it may sound like a simple vegan recipe, many vegetarians actually enjoy eating it. The great thing about futomaki is that it only takes ten mins to prepare and since there are many different variations of this vegan recipe, you’re sure to find one that satisfies your cravings.
Another one of the most famous Japanese breakfast dishes is totopogiri, or grilled onigiri. This delicious vegetarian meal is prepared by grilling the soy-based fillings between layers of work, and adding a ton of delicious sesame seeds along with it. When the onigiri is finished, you may choose to add a scoop of sesame seeds, and enjoy a delicious meal that is easy to make, but also healthy. To top off this wonderful treat, you may also add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice, or honey, to help enhance the flavor.
Option For Vegan Breakfast
Another popular vegan breakfast option is the soba, or rice cakes. Soba is typically made from rice dough and is available in a variety of flavors. Although there are countless types of soba, the most common ingredients include vegetables (usually onions, carrots, and cabbage), ginger, egg, and various kinds of flavorings. Although you can always choose to substitute vegetable ingredients for meat products, the combination of egg and ginger typically creates a unique flavor that is quite pleasing to the palette.
If you have yet to try out these Japanese recipes with crispy bread, why not try one that combines two of the most nutritious meals on the planet? I recommend the soba recipe above. Not only are the ingredients healthy but the preparation is incredibly easy to make at home. Best of all, it’s a quick and easy meal that your kids will love. So what are you waiting for, get out that blender, and create one of the most popular meals of the day!