Japanese breakfast with a variety of foods, miso soup, rice, fish, pickel, nori, various vegetables and tea on wooden background.
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The Nutritional Reason Andrew Zimmern Prefers Japanese Breakfasts
Chef Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel show "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern," has often expressed an affinity for the culinary stylings of Japan. Zimmern isn't much of a breakfast eater, but when he does sit down for a proper breakfast, he takes inspiration from Japanese breakfasts and their nutritional benefits.
A traditional morning meal in Japan consists of multiple smaller dishes like eggs, grilled fish, fermented soybeans called natto, and miso soup, paired with a bowl of rice. Zimmern told Lifehacker that he loves rice and soup with some "leftover broiled fish, some little vegetables [...] A couple of bites of each, and it's perfect."
Zimmern is not a fan of traditional American breakfast foods like pancakes, bacon, or fried potatoes, claiming that it's "toxic for people. It's all that sugar and carbohydrates." Japanese breakfasts are more protein-heavy, well-balanced, and substantial, which ramps up metabolism and helps keep you fueled up all day long.