Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hiroshima style okonomiyaki

One of the first things we did after we arrived in Hiroshima was to eat okonomiyaki, Hiroshima style.

20 comments:

  1. What exactly is an okonomiyaki? Is that a noodle dish?

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  2. It sure looks different :)
    Hope you enjoyed it!
    Happy WS!
    Mar

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  3. Jenn- If you click on the word 'okonomiyaki' in the post, I've linked it to wikipedia. But it's essentially pan-fried batter with various ingredients. It's sometimes called "Japanese pizza". Hiroshima style usually has the noodles in it, but Osaka style doesn't so it varies in different regions.
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    Mar- Yup, it was pretty good! :)

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  4. Noodle okonomiyaki? Interesting! I've never had that before. But I love okonomiyakis!!! YUMMY!! Oishi desu ne!

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  5. That looks wonderfully savory. I admire your being able to stop from eating it to take the picture!

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  6. yummy? cool catch for WS! mine’s up too hope you can drop by.

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  7. A little scary when I first saw it, but now that I read, it sounds pretty darn good!

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  8. Good shot. That looks like an interesting meal.

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  9. Bunny B- I'd never had it with soba noodles before either but that's the way it's usually made in Hiroshima. Oishkatta desu yo! :P

    SandyCarlson- LOL. It was just a quick snap. :)

    Pretty Life Online- Yummy and very filling! Good if you're really hungry.

    Andi- LOL. Sorry to scare you! ;)

    Carver- I think the best part of it is watching them make it in front of you!

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  10. Yummm! Never had this. i love to experiment with foods of all countries, nice shot to :)

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  11. That looks yummy. Is it spicy? I think I would opt for a non-fish fillef version, though! :)

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  12. Definitely looks different than anything I've had but like Andi said, once you described it, it sounds yummy. Is this large enough to share?

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  13. Madeleine- It's not very fancy or expensive and not what people usually associate with Japanese food like sushi or tempura etc. so it's not usually found in restaurants outside Japan I wouldn't think.

    Danielle- It's a little bit spicy, or rather can be a bit peppery, depending on the spices they add while cooking. This one didn't have any fish or seafood in it, apparently Hiroshima style is usually with bacon and lots of cabbage.

    Iliana- Nope. We each had our own. It's kind of the size of a small individual pizza. I guess if you weren't too hungry you could share. :P

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  14. Japanese pizza! It looks great Nat and I like that we can pick our own toppings, I would definitely try it, if only I could get it here!

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  15. This looks similiar but even yummier than "Korean Pizza", which is basically the same idea.

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  16. Lotus- We ended up having okonomiyaki a second time before we left and on that one I had cheese on top! Not very traditional but it was really good. :)

    Bybee- Thank you!!! I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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  17. mmmm this looks so yummie !
    and your blog has a beautiful look to it now :) !

    hope all is well!
    cathrine

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  18. Cathrine- Thanks. Never enough hours in the day but otherwise ok. Hope all is well at your house too.

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  19. One of my favorites!
    I heard that Hiroshima okonomiyaki is more delicious than the Osaka okonomiyaki...

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  20. Shiera- It would be fun to compare them, a little taste test. :)

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