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EARLY START

Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / EARLY START
Jan 6, 2017
Have breakfast in Tokyo where time has frozen, but the coffee's hot
Visiting one of Japan traditional coffee shops, known as kissaten, is a unique way to start to the day.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / EARLY START
Dec 2, 2016
'Ochazuke': Where to get a breakfast of steaming tea-soaked rice in Tokyo
It's one of Japan's most comforting of comfort foods: a bowl of rice with a hot pot of tea poured on top. Ochazuke, literally "steeped in tea", is typically served at the end of meal or a night out, but it can also make for a quick and light Japanese breakfast. The dish can be traced back to the Heian Period (794-1185), when it took the form of hot water poured over cold rice. Tea replaced hot water during the Edo Period (1603-1868), and the dish evolved again in the 1950s when Nagatanien started selling "instant" ochazuke packets containing powdered tea and kombu (kelp). Ochazuke has continued to change; nowadays, it is possible to find it served with an umami-rich seafood dashi.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / EARLY START
Nov 4, 2016
Enjoying soba, udon and ramen — for breakfast?
If eating noodles first thing in the morning doesn’t wake you up, the sound of other diners slurping certainly will. Soba buckwheat noodles and udon (chunky white wheat noodles) date back to the Nara (710-794) and Heian (794-1185) periods; ramen was introduced from China in the 1880s.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / EARLY START
Sep 30, 2016
Okayu: The Japanese alternative to porridge
The thick rice porridge known as okayu has been eaten in Japan for around 1,000 years. However, the early versions were less watery — it wasn't until the Edo Period (1603-1868) that the dish evolved into a semi-liquid dish. In the Kanto region it was traditionally eaten when someone was not feeling well; in Kansai it was typically eaten for breakfast.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / EARLY START
Sep 2, 2016
The 'onigiri': Japan's perfect morning meal
The humble onigiri is a sandwich-like rice ball with savory fillings that makes for a quick breakfast. Rounded out with miso soup, an omelet and some vegetables, it becomes a great morning meal.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / EARLY START
Aug 5, 2016
Start your morning with a serving of tradition at these breakfast joints
The Japanese breakfast provides a healthy start to the day. It's rich in vegetables — from both land and sea — often includes fermented foods such as miso soup and pickles, and is rounded out with rice and grilled seafood. Though, it hasn't always been this way.

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