Sunday, January 27, 2008

Okonomiyaki お好み焼き

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake with cabbage with meat, seafood, and or noodles.

Okonomi ( お好み) means the way you like and Yaki (焼き) means grill. There are many different variety of Okonomiyaki depends on the region (such as Osaka style, Hiroshima Style and Tokyo style) and families. You can mix and match whatever you like to create your own combinations. Most common ingredients are cabbage (always included), shrimp, cuttlefish (squid), pork, ground beef, and egg.

Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki from famous Kadomae in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

They cook it on the hot table in front of you.

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