Japanese Pancakes – Who Knew?
I just had the opportunity to try Okonomiyaki for the first time while here in Osaka. I felt I should share this experience, because quite frankly, it was amazing. It is described as a Japanese pancake or a Japanese pizza – either way, it’s delicious. When I got back to my hostel I immediately started searching for recipes as it seemed pretty easy to do and didn’t require any special equipment or skills.
The best part, for me I think, is that you can put whatever you want in your Okonomiyaki. The name itself translates to “as you like” or “what you want”. Pure awesome. The recipe I found seems quite simple to make and requires very few ingredients. In the restaurant it’s prepared right in front of you on a griddle built in to your table and you can cook it yourself or have one of the servers do it for you. A fantastic experience all around.
Japanese pancakes would make the perfect meal to get rid of just about any leftovers in your fridge. You could also choose to go all out and load it with your favourite seafoods. If you’ve never had this experience and don’t want to wait, try it yourself. I can not take any sort of credit for this recipe and haven’t yet tried it myself, but if you do, please let me know how you make out. Enjoy!
I’ve just learned that Tokyo has a different style of Okonomiyaki. I will be trying it soon and will keep you posted!