More than ever, on-the-go eaters in Japan are stopping by convenience stores for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From cream puffs to fried pork cutlet and egg salad sandwiches, here is some of the tastiest fare on the shelves.
At Orsa & Winston, Chef Josef Centeno’s “Breakfast in a Shell” is a coddled egg served with warm semolina, balsamic cream and maple syrup that is topped with fresh chives, sea salt and tiny puffed rice balls called masago arare. It is one of the Japanese and Italian-inspired foods that is part of a new breakfast dish Centeno has on the menu.
Most of the breakfast foods we eat in the US are sweet and hearty, from donuts and pancakes with maple syrup to frosted flakes and biscuits and gravy. At Orsa & Winston, Chef Josef Centeno is going the seasonal savory route. Since returning from a recent trip to Japan, he’s been serving up his take on the traditional Japanese breakfast.
Sweet potato biscuits are perfect additions to your breakfast, lunch and dinner plates. With or without butter and preserves. Around the holidays, sweet potato biscuits are often eaten with slices of salty country ham. Don’t dare confuse sweet potatoes with yams though, or McGreger will school you on that.