When we went to Hokkaido, I felt like there a few traditions that belong to the place that I didn’t see on Honshu island, where Tokyo and Osaka are located. One of it was the type of breakfast we ate, the local Hokkaido breakfast.
Hokkaido breakfast was more seafood based, but it could be just my assumption since we only went to French influenced-western breakfast places in Tokyo, including Doutor.
This is a typical set of Hokkaido breakfast. Slightly sticky rice, half boiled tamago (egg), miso soup, lightly grilled salmon, anchovy, beef slices, salad and cold tofu. That’s way too much for breakfast.
I started munching on the rice and moved on the miso soup, in which they put three clams. It was delicious. Perfect for a morning starter. Next, I tried the beef slice and it was okay. Not as bad as the not-so-cooked cold anchovies. Well, it was bad for me, because I was not used to it guess. I have only eaten much smaller anchovies when they were either deep fried or deep fried with green chili. I passed on the salad because as Ron Swanson said, I am not a rabbit.
The tofu was cold and had no flavor, but strangely enough, it was miso soup perfect companion. Meanwhile, the salmon could have been saltier, but they might reduce some ingredients since they served it as breakfast. I usually am a fan of half boiled eggs, but I didn’t like this one.
The service, as always, was impeccable. That’s all for my introduction to Hokkaido breakfast. All in all, it was okay, not great. I prefer to stick with donuts and donburi.
Have you tried a unique local breakfast from the place you visited? Where and what was it? Did you like it?