Japanese Flavors Find Their Way into Breakfast Dishes

Chandra Ram

When Japanese-style breakfast is on the menu, it usually comprises miso soup, rice, pickles, natto, grilled or raw fish, nori and vegetables. Even when an egg is included, it’s a big contrast from a typical Western breakfast. But at New York City’s Bessou, even though the weekend brunch menu includes a traditional Japanese breakfast, it also offers gateway dishes like beef kakuni hash and Japanese curry ...