Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a savoury Japanese pancake that is an instant favourite with anyone who eats it. It consists mainly of batter, lots and lots of shredded cabbage, and a multitude of additional ingredients which suits its name perfectly – “grilled as you like it”. Depending on the region in Japan, ingredients can range from shrimp, squid, octopus, oyster, pork belly, mentaiko, nagaimo, bean sprouts, mochi, konnyaku, tenkasu, noodles, cheese, and the list goes on. You’ve may have also heard it being referred to as Japanese pizza or Japanese pancake. It’s definitely not a pizza, but maybe in the sense that you can add a variety of toppings to your liking.
November 14, 2015