|Baker's basket at Le Pain Quotidien, |
special thanks to the lovely Mai for her warm welcome
After weeks and weeks of extensive research, looking for all the breakfast fare Tokyo has to offer, my story came out yesterday, gracing the cover of one of Tokyo's most important English magazines, Metropolis.
|My first cover! Waaaaa|
I did spend the last few months eating the most delicious food in Tokyo, but despite the glamourous aspects of that kind of writing assignment, it wasn't an easy task. First of all, the idea of a Western breakfast is a bit of a new trend in Japan, so fresh whole wheat bread, eggs Benedict, muffins and bacon are not the easiest to come by. I had to scratch the surface, to find out that indeed they exist, and they are probably even more delectable than anywhere else in the world. As with everything else, when Japan does its own twist on overseas favourites, they do it amazingly well and with the utmost attention to detail.
A traditional Japanese breakfast is composed of broiled fish, miso soup, and rice. To be fair, fish is not exactly what I crave first thing in the morning, and even though young Japanese typically consume bread and coffee for breakfast, options are limited: the bread is white and pillowy, the fruit is scarce and overpriced, and the coffee canned. Yet, I unearthed Tokyo's treasures and found such delectable fare, and with breakfast being my favourite meal, I wish I could eat it all day long.