After arriving in Tokyo the previous night, I kicked off my first full day in the city with a tour of my hotel room at the five-star Hyatt Regency Tokyo, a luxury hotel in the Shinjuku area that boasts six restaurants, a 24-hour gym, a Japanese breakfast, a Western breakfast, an indoor pool, and more. Come along with me as I enjoy the ultimate Japanese food breakfast in the biggest city in Japan!
My beautiful hotel room featured a very comfortable king-sized bed, a large TV, a nice work area, a great bathroom with a separate toilet, and some stellar views of the city!
On my first morning in Tokyo, I was so excited to go down to Kakou Restaurant on the third floor to try the Hyatt Regency’s Japanese breakfast buffet, which is available from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and offered over 25 options! It really is the ultimate Japanese breakfast! I was so hungry I grabbed a little bit of everything. I couldn’t wait to dive in!
At Kakou, you have two dining options. You can eat in the communal dining hall, or if you want more privacy, you can choose a private room. I went to a private room and started with the tea. It was nice and light, and then dove into the food. Then, I went with the tuna, which was incredibly fresh and had some heat to it. It was so good!
Next, I tried the egg from the oden pot-pot, which was a nice hardboiled egg with a creamy yolk. I’d never had an egg quite like it! It had a deeper color than I was used to and was bursting with fantastic Asian flavors. Next, I tried the beef, which was the most buttery and juicy piece of beef I’ve ever eaten! These flavors were blowing my mind!
Next, I went with some seaweed with edamame, which was a nice palette cleanser before the tofu with soy sauce and wasabi, which was as light as air and had a nice kick from the wasabi. The sauce was good enough to drink!
My next dish was the tofu balls, which had lots of amazing vegetable flavor. They were even better when I tried them with the soy sauce and wasabi. My ultimate Japanese food breakfast continued with a fish cake, which was a lightly fried piece of fish that didn’t contain many spices. The Japanese potato was like a delicious jelly ball, and the spinach was a light and healthy palate cleanser.
I went with the tempura mushroom next, which was crunchy on the outside and nice and moist on the inside. The fish cake I tried next was a bit more fried than the tofu ball and had a slightly sweet flavor. After that, I tried a different piece of fish with soy sauce, which was extremely salty, which I then tried with sticky rice and wasabi.
The soba noodles were fantastic and had an incredible green tea flavor, and the soup they came in was fantastic as well. Next, I had a Japanese radish called daikon, which had lots of different flavors. Then I had more fish, which was amazing with the soy sauce and wasabi. I followed the fish with a tempura-battered sweet green pepper, some of which are hot and some aren’t. The grated radish with soy sauce was next, which had the consistency of polenta, but strong radish flavor.
I mixed the pounded yam with the soba. It looked unbelievable, like noodles with egg. It was amazing! Then I tried more shredded radish, or daikon, which were like sticky noodles that I mixed with some dried shrimp. The shrimp were salty and crunchy and a nice combo with the daikon noodles. Next, the Japanese pickles felt like pickled radish, and the Japanese omelet was like sweet, condensed eggs. The omelet was sensational!
The miso soup contained tofu and more vegetables and was really nice. I followed that with bonito shaves with soy sauce, which was like a salty fish jerky. Lastly, I went with the rice porridge with sticky sauce, which was almost like a heavy combination of oatmeal and rice.
The great thing about this meal is that, even though it was huge, it was incredibly light and wasn’t too filling.
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