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sweetpotater Mar 30, 2011 10:06 AM

A search turned up empty threads. Is this just a hopeless cause, or can I find a Japanese breakfast in Seattle? Not that hard to make myself, I suppose, but I don't like American breakfasts and sometimes need to go out for breakfast...

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    nwhophead RE: sweetpotater Mar 31, 2011 11:56 AM

    What do you consider "Japanese breakfast"? You can get the Hawaiian bastardized version of it at Kauai Family restaurant. Fried rice, eggs, saimin, maybe ahi poke if they have it.

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      GreenYoshi RE: sweetpotater Apr 2, 2011 01:57 AM

      Are you talking about ryokan style food?
      I doubt anyone does that.

      If you're talking about breads and little rolls, Fuji bakery does a lot of good stuff.

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        Leper RE: GreenYoshi Apr 2, 2011 02:41 PM

        GreenYoshi, Ironically the Sheridan used to offer a ryokan breakfast for Japanese tourists. Alas, they have discontinued the menu offering.

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          GreenYoshi RE: Leper Apr 3, 2011 03:03 PM

          Just to be clear, I feel like no one actually eats that in Japan (or really even wants to outside of a ryokan, as part of a the experience). Maybe old people still have miso soup for breakfast, but even that's a fading thing.

          Everyone I know in Japan eats Japanese style bread toast (which is BOMB by the way) or little pastries and coffee.

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            Joishii RE: GreenYoshi Apr 8, 2011 01:48 AM

            That's odd, because i DID eat that in Japan.

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              GreenYoshi RE: Joishii Apr 8, 2011 09:02 AM

              as a tourist.

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                Joishii RE: GreenYoshi Apr 8, 2011 06:48 PM

                i guess i missed that part. It was at a ryokan, in Nikko. I pretty just ate raw egg or natto on rice otherwise, because i was stuck in my brother's apartment on the other days.

                i thought you were saying nobody eats those anymore, period. I was like, hang on! That was my favorite part of the ryokan!

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                  DiggyK RE: GreenYoshi Apr 12, 2011 02:05 PM

                  I know plenty of Japanese people in Japan that still enjoy okayu and pickles for breakfast.

        2. Teknotic RE: sweetpotater Apr 2, 2011 09:03 PM

          Are you looking for a place that will serve you last night's leftovers with a bowl of rice, yogurt with jelly and maybe a little piece of fish? That's what I was always served for breakfast in Japan.

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            grangie angie RE: sweetpotater Apr 3, 2011 01:02 PM

            I am curious too...what exactly is a Japanese breakfast?

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              sweetpotater RE: grangie angie Apr 6, 2011 06:53 PM

              A piece of fish, miso soup, pickles, rice, tamago...

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                terrier RE: sweetpotater Apr 8, 2011 03:59 PM

                natto...

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                  RandyB RE: terrier Apr 11, 2011 03:57 PM

                  A raw egg to break over very hot rice, which cooks the egg.

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