Morning Service in Japan

mistyleaf By mistyleaf, 12th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/39rwhu17/
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A special service where you are served a special food in addition to the coffee that you ordered in the morning.

Japanese Traditional Breakfast

Rice is the staple food of the Japanese. Because of this, Japanese eat rice almost every meal. Their traditional breakfast consists of boiled rice, natto (fermented soybeans), tsukemono or pickled vegetables, broiled fish, nori ( dried seaweed), fresh egg, stewed vegetables and miso soup.
But due to the existence of coffee shops, busy people prefer to take their breakfast at coffee shops that offer what so called “morning service”

Morning Service

Morning Service is a special menu or service that is available in the morning at a limited time. It Is very popular because it is sold at a reasonable price. It consists of boiled eggs, toasted bread with butter or jam and a cup of coffee or tea. The price ranges from ¥350~¥500, depending on the food served in addition to coffee or tea. Some coffee shops aside from food mentioned above, serve also salads, sweets, soups and so on. Others serve the traditional breakfast with coffee.
The morning service is usually from 7:00 am~11:00 am.
People who do not know about this service are surprised when they are given additional food with the coffee that they ordered. Some refuse to take it because they think that they are going to pay extra for the additional food that they did not order.

Other morning service

Toasted bread with scrambled egg topping, vegetable salad, boiled egg, cream soup

This is served in one of the coffee shops in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture.

heavy breakfast

Steamed egg custard, vegetable salad, pasta, sausage, a slice of orange, roll bread and coffee

This is served in one of the coffee shops at Tokai area. For people who love to eat, this set is recommended.

At the coffee shop

Most people like working couples, business bachelors, old people and others take their breakfast at coffee shops to take advantage of the morning service. It's very convenient to have breakfast at coffee shops before going to work since you don't need to spend extra time to cook your breakfast. What is important is that it's cheaper to take the morning service than cook especially if you are living alone. You can eat until you are full and what you have to pay is only the price of the coffee during the limited time.

Going to coffee shops in the morning had become a habit of old people who live alone. The place serves as their social gathering while taking the affordable morning service.
They share stories and information on different aspects of life. Some stay there as long as there are other people they can talk with. Other than that, there are newspapers, magazines and comics that they can read. Other coffee shops also have mahjong game devices where some idle people play to kill their time.

Due to the competition among coffee shops, everybody want to build a good reputation by offering peculiar services to customers. For this reason, almost all coffee shops make their trademarks with the morning service they offer their customers.

If you happen to visit Japan, don't miss to try morning services at coffee shops. I'm sure you will enjoy it.






Images Credits:

Japanese breakfast- http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jKvET-H5KYA/TosKnfREkSI/AAAAAAAABSY/Nvs78u7pu80/s1600/IMG_0546.JPG
Typical morning service- http://mozart7.up.seesaa.net/image/IMG_0341.JPG
luxurious- http://ruf.shumilog.com/files/2012/04/356168.jpg
heavy breakfast- http://blogimg.goo.ne.jp/user_image/7f/35/bc606516b10d6b9c9b6b38af6dfb6946.jpg
coffee shop- http://image.space.rakuten.co.jp/lg01/61/0001106561/00/imgcc512a4dzik0zj.jpeg

Thank you. mistyleaf

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author avatar mistyleaf
13th May 2012 (#)

Thank you Mark.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th May 2012 (#)

Very useful information for first time visitors especially. Thanks mistyleaf, for the share with pictures that leave nothing to imagination and filling a void - we have none else here to fill us regarding life in Japan - siva

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author avatar mistyleaf
13th May 2012 (#)

Thank you Siva for your appreciation. I'll do my best to feed more information about life in Japan on my next articles. Thanks for dropping by.

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author avatar Val Mills
13th May 2012 (#)

I like the idea of morning service :-)

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author avatar mistyleaf
13th May 2012 (#)

Yes, Val. I enjoy having my morning service in different coffee shops around. Thank you.

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author avatar Buzz
13th May 2012 (#)

Wow, delicious treat, sis, and this is very engaging to read. Made my mouth water. Great article!

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author avatar mistyleaf
13th May 2012 (#)

Yeah. When you visit Japan again next time, I'll take you to different coffee shops to experience the fun. Thank you.

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author avatar Don Rothra
13th May 2012 (#)

Nice work. I've never been overseas. I've been in Canada and Mexico but I've never had the urge to travel that far. The food in this article looks very good.

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author avatar mistyleaf
13th May 2012 (#)

Oh Don, try for once to visit Japan. You will like it. Thank you for your comment.

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author avatar Buzz
14th May 2012 (#)

This was supposed to be a star page! Not because you are my sister but because I know the merit of the hard work you put into this. Mark, that explains many wikinutters hate you!!!

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author avatar Tess Irons
14th May 2012 (#)

I love this type of breakfast and service, Misty. May be I should go to Japan.

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author avatar mistyleaf
22nd Jul 2012 (#)

Sorry Tess, I missed your comment. Yes come and visit Japan. Thank you.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th May 2012 (#)

How very beautiful, thanks again misty...

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author avatar mistyleaf
20th May 2012 (#)

Thank you again Delicia.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
19th May 2012 (#)

Oh how i'd love to visit Japan. Great article. Yummy breakfasts.

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author avatar mistyleaf
20th May 2012 (#)

Yeah, you will love Japan if you see it. Thank you for your comment.

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author avatar Denise O
21st Jul 2012 (#)

One day I really would love to travel back to Japan (also Guam, where I lived later on) and eat some of this wonderful food. I don't know if I am just hungry or I have a taste for some Japanese food. When I think of Japan and eating I always think of the rice balls our nanny would give me as a toddler, I sure wish I knew how to make them. Mama lost contact with her a few years after we left, so I am not able to get the recipe. As I am sitting here, I can taste them and it was 44 years ago I had my last rice ball wrapped in nori. Crazy huh.LOL
Great tip for the citizens of Japan and those traveling there. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar mistyleaf
22nd Jul 2012 (#)

Hi Denise. Come over to enjoy the food you missed. Here is a site on how to make rice balls >http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Onigiri
Maybe you can try to make it. Thank you for leaving your comment here.

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