The New Age Japanese breakfast at Baywatch, WelcomHotel Sheraton

An account by Anurakta Behera of the Japanese Breakfast she had at Baywatch, WelcomHotel Sheraton, New Delhi

The moment I heard Japanese Breakfast was
being served at Baywatch, the coffee shop of WelcomHotel Sheraton, a feeling of
excitement took over me. As someone who has studied bit of Japanese culture and
language, I was very much looking forward to try what Chef Nakamura had to
offer.
Though I was initially sceptical, I thought
it would be an amalgamation of raw sea food. But being the food enthusiast that
I am; I went ahead and tried it.
Bento, as presented to us.

The Bento (the Japanese breakfast box)
seemed to be a palette strewn with Yumminess. It was a Nihongo breakfast
Sheraton Style. It changed my perception about Japanese food forever.  And for those not aware about it, Japanese
food is way beyond Sushi. 
Now to the dishes: It was a fat free fresh
breakfast and the entire meal was for 750 grams only. I know, I couldn’t
believe it either.

  • Salted Salmon, which was
    marinated with salt a day prior. 
  • Shashimi style Fish cakes with Wasabi
    (Hand made).
  • Tofu with Spring onion and
    ginger. 
  • Japanese egg omelette with
    radish. 
  • Rice with dried prawns. 
  • Miso soup with tofu. 
  • Sauteed Vegetables.

Salted Salmon
Shashimi style Fish cakes with Wasabi
  
Tofu with Spring onion and
ginger
With so many colourful and yummy varieties I was in a dilemma, where do I start first, and Shashank came to my rescue. He mentioned
that he was an eggetarian so I started my bento with the Japanese omelette. Of
the various dishes on my Bento, I loved the Salted
Salmon, the tofu with Spring onions and the Miso soup with tofu which is basically a fish
broth with tofu pieces. 
Japanese Egg Omelette with
radish.
The fish cakes were nice and were a delight for the palette.
They had dried fish leafs as well, if someone was interested in preparing
personal style sushi. Pickled prawns was a great palette cleanser and the rice
was traditional Japanese sticky rice with dried prawns with had a rock salt
flavour to it. 
Rice with dried Prawns
The palette cleansers
“I wanted to swim in the fish broth”, it was so perfectly cooked
without a tinge of fish stench in it. It was lightly spiced with a crisp edge
to it. The sautéed veggies were slightly simmered
to perfection; the asparagus did not lose its crunch even after being seethed
without salt.
Sauteed Vegetables
 
Well all I would say is, this is heaven for
all fish lovers and a tip for all you vegetarians out there; “BECOME A PISCITARIAN”. The breakfast is a labor of love, and is impeccably done and presented. All worth Rs.1500 (plus taxes) that they charge or it. 
Anurakta, hard at work.
One important point to remember, you will
have to place the order 24 hours in advance and have to specify a time when you
want it served.  
Written By – Anurakta Behera
Photographs – Shashank Aggarwal

Author: Shashank

CFE – Cheap Food Enthusiast Entrepreneur by birth, hippie by heart he is here just because he loves to eat. This adventurous biker is constantly looking for new avenues to satisfy his insatiable hunger for food & life. Though he loves sugar dense food, there is nothing sugar coated about him- brutally honest with his words, he often ruffles feathers with his stark naked opinions about food, fancy restaurants & orthodox ideas.

5 thoughts on “The New Age Japanese breakfast at Baywatch, WelcomHotel Sheraton”

  1. I also have one more comment this one is actually about the food. it does not appear to me as very authentic. The omelet has katsobushi on it which should never be the case. Also about your review I must mention that Japanese people do not eat raw fish or sea food first thing in the morning for breakfast. It is almost unheard of. Have you been to Japan and do you speak Japanese? I am most curious. A bento box does not mean a breakfast box either. Just for the record.

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