As I contemplated today’s daily prompt, I came upon today’s Big in Japan article in the New York Times. The article explains author David Gordon’s unexpected fame in Japan, hence the title of the article. The title made me think about other things “big in Japan” that are not quite big elsewhere. One of those is the Japanese breakfast – oh, how I love the Japanese breakfast!
Rather than a cold bowl of cereal, which is what I grew up eating for breakfast; or bread and cold cuts, which is the beloved breakfast of Germany; or pastries and coffee, the continental breakfast; Japan offers fish for breakfast. Yes, I know; it sounds wrong, at first, especially if you have never tried it. But trust me, it’s delicious and so good for you. Of course, if you are a die-hard fish fan, sashimi or sushi may be your preference at Tokyo’s famous fish market, Tsijiki; however, if you’re like me and prefer something cooked for breakfast, you can’t beat the grilled fish with assortment of savory dishes. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. If you get a chance to visit Japan, I highly recommend this ‘big in Japan’ option for breakfast.