Japanese Breakfast

Experience the delightful flavors of my traditional Japanese breakfast recipe! If you’re looking for a filling yet light and healthy meal that’s simple to prepare, you’ve come to the right place. This recipe serves as the ideal base for anyone craving an authentic Japanese morning start, allowing you to customize your breakfast to your liking!

Japanese breakfast that consists of baked salmon, miso soup, eggs and Japanese style sausage served on a wooden serving board.

Why I Love This Recipe

My authentic Japanese Breakfast is a delightful representation of classic breakfast served in Japan, offering a balanced combination of flavors. This meal features salted salmon, a staple in Japanese breakfasts, which is baked to perfection, providing a tender and savory element. Paired with miso soup enriched with green onions, scrambled eggs with a hint of soy sauce and bowl of rice, it’s packed with umami and comfort that I know you will love!

What makes this recipe truly special is its versatility. It serves as the ideal base recipe for anyone looking to enjoy a taste of authentic Japanese cuisine while customizing their breakfast to their liking. Just like my Japanese Omurice and Salmon Ochazuke, it’s a classic Japanese breakfast set that allows you to dive into a world of delightful Japanese flavors and start your day on a delicious note!



  • Dashi fish broth made from steeping kombu and bonito flakes with boiling water. Can also use Hondashi mixed in water for instant dashi.
  • Miso – awase brown Miso works best.
  • Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.
  • Salmon – pre-salted salmon found at Japanese grocery stores.
  • Eggs – beaten.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Japanese Sausage – Japanese style sausage, found at Japanese grocery stores.
  • Mayonnaise – use Japanese Kewpie Mayo. Can substitute with regular mayo but will alter flavor.
  • Rice – rice of choice, use cauliflower rice for a low carb recipe.

Toppings For Miso Soup

You have a diverse selection of toppings for your miso soup, including Tofu, Wakame Seaweed, Fried Tofu, Spinach, and Egg. These options offer a range of textures and flavors, allowing you to personalize your miso soup according to your preferences.

🥢 Dashi Pro Tip

To simplify the preparation of dashi, use Hondashi mixed with water, a convenient shortcut that reduces your prep time.

🍣 Salmon Ingredient Note

It’s recommended to use Salted Salmon Fillets (kirimi), available in Japanese grocery stores, which come complete with skin and bones. These fillets are diagonally cut, encompassing both the salmon belly and midsection, and are already seasoned with salt. If these are not available, you can substitute with a salmon steak, cutting it in half and lightly salting it for at least 30 minutes, or ideally, overnight, to achieve a similar flavor profile.

Grilled salmon on a dish.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


Step 1 Bake the salted salmon at 425F for 8-10 minutes in a toaster oven.

Baked salmon.

Step 2 Prepare miso soup using Dashi stock and brown miso paste, adding finely chopped green onions.

Miso soup in a bowl.

Step 3 Whisk eggs with soy sauce, scramble them over medium-low heat, and top with green onions.

Japanese style scrambled eggs.

🧂 Flavoring Pro Tip

For an extra layer of flavor, consider adding a touch of Mirin or Sweetener to your eggs. This addition can mimic the delightful taste of sushi eggs.

Step 4 Grill Japanese sausages until slightly browned and drizzle with mayo.

Japanese style breakfast sausage.

Step 5 Serve with rice.

Bowl of rice.

🥚 Egg Pro Tip

Some enjoy mixing soy sauce with Raw Egg and incorporating it into their rice for added flavor and richness.

Paring Recommendations

This Japanese breakfast is already a complete and filling meal on its own. However, if you’re looking to complement it with classic Japanese side dishes, consider options like Tsukemono (Pickled Vegetables), Natto (Fermented Soybeans) mixed with your rice, or Umeboshi (Pickled Plum) for a delightful balance of flavors. Additionally, for a different variation, you can explore Japanese Steamed Eggs or even replace the baked salmon with Japanese Baked Salmon Belly or grilled Saba Mackerel. These additions offer a range of taste experiences to enhance your Japanese breakfast.

Japanese style scrambled eggs on a dish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare the salmon in advance and reheat it?

Certainly, you have the option to prepare the salmon in advance and reheat it if needed. However, it's worth noting that this dish is best enjoyed when freshly made, as it retains its optimal flavor and texture when served immediately.

Is a toasted oven required?

Yes, you can use a regular oven, but it will require a longer preheating time, which will extend the overall preparation time for the recipe.

What are some common beverages that pair well with this Japanese breakfast?

Common beverages that is served with Japanese breakfast are hot green tea or roasted green tea.

Japanese breakfast that consists of baked salmon, miso soup, eggs and Japanese style sausage served on a wooden serving board.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, use an airtight container in the refrigerator, keeping each component separate. This method preserves the meal’s quality for 2-3 days. When reheating, use either the microwave or stovetop to warm up individual elements as needed.

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Japanese Breakfast

Experience a wholesome and simple Japanese breakfast that's both healthy and delicious. Discover the perfect balance of flavors in this traditional morning meal.
4.50 from 8 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: healthy Japanese breakfast, Japanese healthy breakfast, simple Japanese breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 929kcal


Miso Soup


  • 1/4 lbs Salted Salmon


  • 1 Japanese Sausage
  • 1 tsp Kewpie Mayo



  • 1 Cup Rice use cauliflower rice for low carb


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Japanese breakfast.
  • Place salmon on a silicone baking mat and bake for 8-10 minutes at 425F.
    Salmon sake on a silicon baking mat.
  • Chop green onions into thin slices and set aside.
    Chopped green onions.
  • Make 1 cup of Dashi and set aside on simmer.
    Dashi in a pot.
  • Place Miso in a strainer and dissolve Miso into dashi. Note - do not boil the Miso otherwise it'll lose the 'umami' flavors.
    Miso soup in a bowl.
  • Beat eggs and mix in soy sauce.
    Beaten eggs.
  • Pour the egg mix into an oil coated pan while continuous mixing with a spatula under medium low heat. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle chopped green onions.
    Japanese style scrambled eggs.
  • Cut Japanese sausage into 1/2" slices. Heat fry pan on medium high and cook sausages until browned, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer cooked sausage to a serving plate and squeeze about 1 tsp of Kewpie Mayo to serve as dipping sauce.
    Japanese style breakfast sausage.
  • After the salmon is done cooking, transfer to the serving plate.
    Baked salmon.
  • Sprinkle in chopped green onions into the miso soup and serve.
    Miso soup in a bowl.


Calories: 929kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 2258mg | Potassium: 2264mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 4mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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