You ever have one of those days when you needed to overcome things you feared eating, fast?!
That was the breakfast for me at Waterfront Inn Yosaso...
The photo above is what we were served....miso soup (not pictured), nori, pickles, rice, tiny dried mackerel, a raw egg and natto...
To tell you the truth, I've tried natto before. I didn't like it, it was too stinky.
I thought I could give the natto to Satoshi, but I would still need to eat the raw egg...gah! and I would definitely be hungry afterwards, I thought.
So instead of taking the easy way out, I went for it.
I mixed my natto, put a little onto my rice. And put it into my mouth.
A little sour, but other than that...not bad. Not smelly...
So what is TKG? in Japanese it is the acronym for "tamago kake gohan" (raw egg on hot rice)
If you were to eat an egg raw, I believe the only place you would be able to (without fear of getting sick) would be in Japan.
I didn't grow up eating eggs this way, so this was another food fear for me to overcome.
On the hot rice, the egg supposedly "cooks" a little, but for the most part it is still really raw.
Since it was still raining quite heavily, I quietly bargained with "someone up there"..."if I eat all of this, will you make the rain stop?".
I thought that would be a nice "reward" for overcoming the foods I feared eating.
And wouldn't you know, after breakfast, we checked out, the rain went from downpour to slight drizzle and by the time we reached Miyazu, the sun came out...
I don't know that I would choose to eat natto or TKG again, but at least now I know I could if I had to.