When a brunch day comes around and you find yourself longing for a healthier option than bacon and/or pancakes, why not go Japanese? The traditional Japanese breakfast is a balanced but infinitely variable feast, normally including healthy proteins, vegetables, pickles, rice and soup. That’s 2-3 of your five-a-day and potentially some oily fish too. If, like me, you can happily eat most things for breakfast but baulk at the sight of processed pork or desserts before midday, you’ll be very happy with a spread like this. The only downside is that I can’t manage to cook it on weekdays! My example menu contains:
- grilled mackerel and braised baby chicory
- rolled omelette / tamagoyaki (卵焼き)
- tomato salad
- rice, miso soup with wakame, radish misozuke (味噌漬け）
Read on for methods and tips!