Japanese grandmother's elaborate breakfast she eats every morning
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A chef has revealed a typical meal his Japanese grandmother eats every morning for breakfast - complete with fish, miso soup and a raw egg.

The man, from Kyoto but now lives in the Philippines, shared a picture on social media showing a bowl of white rice, tofu with dried bonito flakes, pan-fried fish, miso soup, pickled vegetables, a raw egg and fermented soy beans called 'natto'. 

'My Japanese grandmother made a traditional Japanese breakfast. I think the reason why Japanese people live longer is because they eat healthy breakfast every day. There are some unusual and unique dishes,' he wrote on Facebook.

a bowl of food on a plate on a table: A chef has revealed a typical meal his Japanese grandmother eats every morning for breakfast - complete with fish, rice, miso soup, pickled vegetables, a raw egg  and tofu with bonito flakes © Provided by Daily Mail A chef has revealed a typical meal his Japanese grandmother eats every morning for breakfast - complete with fish, rice, miso soup, pickled vegetables, a raw egg  and tofu with bonito flakes

Dozens of people responded to the thread, with one saying: 'If my breakfast looked this good I'd actually start eating breakfast.'

One traveller said she experienced a culture shock when she was served an elaborate breakfast at her hotel in Japan.

'I was shocked when I saw the Japanese breakfast served at some hotels in Japan. It was dinner for me. But they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day,' she wrote.


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Elaborate traditional breakfasts are very common in Japan, with raw eggs with rice and fermented soy beans considered as some of the popular go-to dishes.

Raw eggs cracked over a bowl of hot rice and soy sauce is a very popular dish in Japanese diet as it's safe to eat because chickens are tested and vaccinated for bacterial infections daily under strict procedures and regulations.

According to Tsunaga Japan, eggs are thoroughly tested through a machine that individually washes, sterilises and checks for any traces of cracks, dirt, blood spots and bacteria. Eggs with imperfections are discarded.

a bowl of food on a table: Elaborate traditional breakfasts are very common in Japan (stock image of a typical Japanese meal with pan-fried fish, steamed pork with rice, miso soup and pickled vegetables) © Provided by Daily Mail Elaborate traditional breakfasts are very common in Japan (stock image of a typical Japanese meal with pan-fried fish, steamed pork with rice, miso soup and pickled vegetables)

Japanese researchers previously found in a study that middle-aged adults who regularly eat natto or miso paste added to sushi and soup were 10 per cent less likely to die an early death.

Miso, which means 'fermented beans', is a paste added to sushi, soups and salad dressings while natto is fermented soybeans which are sticky and stringy.

The researchers claimed this was likely to be because the products are high in beneficial compounds which help keep cholesterol stable, for example. 

Nearly 100,000 people in Japan were surveyed about their diet and then tracked for 15 years during the research.

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