#15 Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is often described as the Japanese version of pancake. However, after having it a few times, I can honestly say that about the only thing okonomiyaki and pancakes have in common is that they are cooked and round. Apart from that, they are completely different and I have no idea where the comparison really came from!

Basically, the premise of okonomiyaki is that everyone sits around a table with a large heated plate in the middle. You then choose which okonomiyaki you want and you will either get a bowl of ingredients for you to mix or someone will come back with it ready for you.

Next, you pour the mixture onto the hot plate and use a spatula to squash it down, pat it into a circle and leave it to cook for a few minutes.

Then, you flip it over, wait for the other side to cook and apply the sauce generously.

Finally, you use the spatula to ungracefully stab at the okonomiyaki until it is divided into even parts for everyone to share.

You can also get the Yakisoba kind which is made of frying noodles.

It’s delicious, filling and varied. I’ve yet to have okinomiyaki that I don’t like!

Okonomiyaki is definitely great to go with friends, its such a bonding experience watching someone botch up flipping the okonomiyaki and getting raw ingredients over everyone else on the table.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hugh jorowitz
    Aug 02, 2013 @ 05:55:32

    its spelled okonomiyaki not okinomiyaki


  2. aberinkulas
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 14:28:24

    That sounds absolutely amazing. I want to try one sometime.


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