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Old 11-17-2012, 10:36 PM
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It is the fermented beans. I had to get used to eating rice in the morning as well. My wife makes a Western/Eastern Breakfast. Rice and Eggs along with Miso sometimes and Bacon.
Are you talking about Natto beans with rice? I had some before and it's very bitter, but it is rich in protein...very good for the digestive system. My friend gave me some to try. He eats it every day at dinner. I could get used to it though...i would probably have to add soy sauce to it. The smell and slimey texture alone would turn off alot of people though.


 
Old 11-17-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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I find it pretty amazing that people eat savory foods (miso soup, kimchi) for breakfast. As an American, I've always thought of breakfast as consisting of such sweet and/or mild foods such as pancakes, eggs, waffles, french toast, and cereal (obviously not all in one sitting!), maybe eaten in conjunction with some mildly savory foods like bacon.
I thought savoury basically meant salty, not-sweet. Tons of Western breakfast foods are this way, bacon, sausage, spanish omelette with cheese, toast with butter which is salted etc. Weird observation. Bacon would be classed as 'extremely' savoury imo.

I generally do not like greasy foods for breakfast, although bacon and eggs can be delish. I like to start the day with fibre in my belly.
 
Old 11-17-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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Very few in my experience.
 
Old 11-18-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Are you talking about Natto beans with rice? I had some before and it's very bitter, but it is rich in protein...very good for the digestive system. My friend gave me some to try. He eats it every day at dinner. I could get used to it though...i would probably have to add soy sauce to it. The smell and slimey texture alone would turn off alot of people though.
Yes..

My father-in-law loves them. One day I will try them, but just have to get past the texture.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Macao
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When I was in Korea, most of my friends ate traditional Korean breakfasts, IE: Kimchi, Rice, Miso.
Same goes in Japan, so a lot of Miso, Salmon, Rice, Japanese Sausage, small salad.
Same here. I love eating the Korean or Japanese breakfasts. Just something healthy and very sustainable.

I don't see any way of any shift whatsoever of them suddenly shifting to a western-style breakfast. I wouldn't even see the point really.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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Same here. I love eating the Korean or Japanese breakfasts. Just something healthy and very sustainable.

I don't see any way of any shift whatsoever of them suddenly shifting to a western-style breakfast. I wouldn't even see the point really.

I like to mix them up. I agree, I do not ever see them shifting to a western breakfast. I eventually will switch to a eastern breakfast.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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In HK, it's pretty common to eat Canto-Western breakfast as you would eat Eastern style breakfast. I personally prefer Chinese style breakfast as I find the western fare like donuts, muffins, cereal, oatmeal, pancakes with syrup and waffles overly sweet for my stomach to handle in the morning on a regular basis. Chinese breakfast tends to be toward the warm and savory side. There are days and days when I would have miso soup and natto (microwaved with a good dash of soy sauce and a sunny side up eggs or two) over rice. Natto stinks to high heavens when you microwave them so it's probably not polite when you're living with somebody else but I just love the funk.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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I like to mix them up. I agree, I do not ever see them shifting to a western breakfast. I eventually will switch to a eastern breakfast.
Same here! I ate kim/nori and rice today.

Kim(Korean word) / Nori (Japanese word) is the seaweed paper. I had a hoste Korean woman who use to cook meals in the boarding home, and really loved the Korean breakfast which included kim-n-rice.

I also love the occassional American breakfast, but it's a rarity. I don't think that much grease and fat (fried eggs, bacon, etc.) is all that good for a person. Although it tastes good in moderation occassionally.

The heavily-processed 'cereals' are no match either, when you have fresh veggies and rice which is more common in Asia.

I do enjoy the occassional oatmeal though. But, I've never seen Asians in Korea/Japan eating it though.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 10:45 PM
 
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I know a lot of Japanese people that eat toast for breakfast, but that's about it. Rice with natto was more common, though.
 
Old 11-23-2012, 06:37 AM
 
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Same here! I ate kim/nori and rice today.

Kim(Korean word) / Nori (Japanese word) is the seaweed paper. I had a hoste Korean woman who use to cook meals in the boarding home, and really loved the Korean breakfast which included kim-n-rice.

I also love the occassional American breakfast, but it's a rarity. I don't think that much grease and fat (fried eggs, bacon, etc.) is all that good for a person. Although it tastes good in moderation occassionally.

The heavily-processed 'cereals' are no match either, when you have fresh veggies and rice which is more common in Asia.

I do enjoy the occassional oatmeal though. But, I've never seen Asians in Korea/Japan eating it though.
I would say high fibre/bran cereals or rolled oats are healthier/have more fibre than polished white rice. I think the Japanese diet has too much rice, same goes for most of Asia.
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