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Mar 30, 2011 10:06 AM

Japanese breakfast?

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: GreenYoshi

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

        1. re: Leper

          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.

          1. re: GreenYoshi

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

              1. re: GreenYoshi

                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!

                1. re: GreenYoshi

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

        2. 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.

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

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            1. re: grangie angie

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

                1. re: terrier

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