The Ultimate Japanese Food Breakfast – 25+ Dishes at Hyatt Regency | Tokyo, Japan

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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