Breakfast of Champions

There is nothing like waking up and sitting down to a scrumptious plate of bacon and eggs, with some toast and a good helping of home fries. Failing that, a delicious assortment of huge, fluffy pancakes, dripping in butter with maple syrup lathered all over them, is a very tasty treat. Breakfast is a tradition I can’t do without, and one of the reasons I’m glad I live in this country. Not everyone in the world has similar tastes.

Take Japan for instance. Breakfast on the Asian island consists of a selection of small plates, each with a few bites of salmon or mackerel, a small bowl of miso soup, pickled vegetables and rice. There's also tamagoyaki, a slightly sweet rolled omelette made from thin layers of egg in a rectangular pan that gives it its signature shape.