I love Okonomiyaki

ニコンD90 + トキナ 17-50mm f/2.8, 50mm f/2.8, ISO200, 1/60秒
ニコンD90 + タムロン17-50mm f/2.8, 50mm f/2.8, ISO200, 1/60秒

Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a Japanese dish usually made of a flour batter, chopped cabbage, sliced green onions, and some sort of meat, and is fried pancake style. Many restaurants in Japan that serve this dish actually cook it on a griddle right on your table. I’ve had it before going to Japan, but it didn’t become one of my favorite foods until I had it in Osaka.

“Okonomi” basically means “your choice/preference” or “what you like”, while “yaki” means “fried.” This seems to be a fitting name, since the recipe possibilities are very open, and you can feel free to add “what you like” and, well, fry it. I personally MUST have bacon in my Okonomiyaki. That’s how I had it in Osaka, and that’s how I’ll have it forever.

My wife makes a spanking good Okonomiyaki. Last time she made it, she bought some thick, center cut bacon slices and generously loaded the dish with it (Pictured above).

4 thoughts on “I love Okonomiyaki

  1. I really like the photographs, especially those of Osaka (where I have lived for three years) and San Francisco (one of my favorite cities). I recently started a travel-related blog on Osaka and came across this post at the I was also writing about okonomiyaki–I also didn’t particularly like okonomiyaki until coming to Osaka.
    I hope you will take a look at my posts if you have time!

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