The old adage, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” is definitely true. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it sets you up for the rest of your day. I love preparing breakfast for my loved ones because I see it as another way of saying ‘I love you’ first thing in the morning (amongst others 🙂 ) but when I wake up in an empty house this is what I normally have for breakfast. Overnight oats and a big pitcher of green smoothie:
On some days, I put in a little more effort:
And on decadent days, I do this:
Recently, my non-foodie partner (who dislikes the stuff I eat) told me about this fast-food Japanese power breakfast called TKG (tamago kake gohan). Hmm. I decided to give it a try. It’s simple enough:
- Cook rice with a strip of kombu seaweed.
- Add one egg to a portion of hot rice.
- Douse with soy sauce.
I experimented a bit. On my first try, it turned out horrible because the egg white was still slimy. The second attempt (without the egg white) was almost right, but I used too much rice so that it was literally just white rice.
Still not convinced.
I added other bits in: lots of freshly ground pepper, spring onions, fried garlic, sweetcorn kernels and sliced red chilli.
Verdict: not to my taste, but you might like it. It’s certainly nutritious and filling. Here’s TKG on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamago_kake_gohan