For you Japanese culinary lovers must already know the breakfast menu in the country Sakura. Tamago Kake Gohan is a practical breakfast menu in Japan. This food is known since the 19th century when Japanese people know chicken eggs. In addition eggs are protein-rich foods and have complete nutrients for energy sources in the morning. The raw eggs are mixed with hot rice and can be added various toppings according to the ingredients in the kitchen.
The uniqueness of this one menu is that you do not need a stove or cookware to pair it, because you simply stir the raw egg over the warm rice that is given soy sauce. If you want to add flavor, you can apply a little seasoning on it. Japanese people believe that consuming Tamago Kake Gohan can improve the body immunity so as to make the body healthier and energized.
Tamago Kake Gohan
- 1 cup cooked hot white rice (about 12 ounces cooked rice; 340g)
- 1 egg (plus 1 optional egg yolk)
- Soy sauce
- Kosher salt
- MSG powder, such as Aji-no-moto or Accent (optional)
- Mirin (optional)
- Hondashi (optional; see note)
- Furikake (optional; see note)
- Thinly sliced or torn nori (optional)
Place rice in a bowl and make a shallow indentation in the center. Break the whole egg into the center. Season with 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, a pinch of salt, a pinch of MSG, 1/2 teaspoon mirin (if using), and a pinch of Hondashi (if using). Stir vigorously with chopsticks to incorporate egg; it should become pale yellow, frothy, and fluffy in texture. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Sprinkle with furikake and nori (if using), make a small indentation in the top, and add the other egg yolk (if using). Serve immediately.