Could we have kippers for breakfast
You have no idea of my joy and excitement when I found out what kippers were and how frequently they were on the menu at local Jewish delis. You see, I grew up eating kippers. My mother cooks a really good kipper dish, which I always asks her to make when I go home to visit. In Japanese, kippers are called nishin. My absolute favorite way to have it is by soaking dried kippers in water overnight, then cooking them in a soy sauce based broth until they’re tender.
When you travel to Japan, check the menu for migaki nishin. It’s not as popular as sushi, still, I highly recommend that you try it. It’s usually served on warm soba noodles, but at home, I just eat it with rice.
“Boy, you are courageous”. a veteran waitress told me when I ordered kippers at a Jewish deli in L.A.. I guess it’s not the most popular item for breakfast in America, but those like me, who do enjoy them, experience a delicious buttery, salty sensation.
My kippers were served alongside sauteed onions, potatoes, and eggs. If they had come with a side of rice, I may had experienced the perfect breakfast. Finally, it pays off to be married to a Jewish guy with an unhealthy obsession with breakfast.