Asian/Pacific American-Style Breakfast

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/3.2, 1/20 sec, ISO800
“Breakfast” Cedar Park, 2020

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is May, and this breakfast that I made for Bay is a nice representation of that. The bowl on the left is “tamago-gohan”, which is egg (tamago) over rice (gohan). It also has Japanese mayo and shoyu (soy-sauce) on top, but in the photo, those haven’t been added yet. I also add sesame seeds and nori (seaweed) underneath the egg. It’s one of Bay’s favorite breakfasts, and while he was away at school, I hadn’t made it since Koa is not a fan of it. But now Bay is back until the university opens up again so I’ve been making it regularly. 😀

At the top-right of the photo is Portuguese sausage, which is a common breakfast item in Hawai’i. I don’t know where to find it in Texas, but my parents always buy and freeze some for us when they visit Maui, then when we visit them in California, I bring the sausage back to Texas. Anyways, the combo of tamago-gohan and Portuguese sausage is not “a thing”, but this breakfast represents my family’s heritage nicely, since we have a mix of Japanese and Hawaiian blood (and Chinese and English).

I hope you had a nice day!

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