Kansai Style Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake)

Kansai Style Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake)

  The other night I had leftovers from an okonomiyaki dinner we had with my brother (who was a bachelor for the weekend) and my “sista-from-another-mother” (a.k.a – Aya-chan) and her boyfriend, N. That night, I made my family’s Hiroshima – style okonomiyaki, but with the leftovers I made Kansai – style okonomiyaki. Several key ingredients had already been consumed, namely the soba noodles, moyashi (bean...

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Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake)

Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake)

Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki One of my favorite Japanese foods is okonomiyaki.  ”Okonomi” means, “what you prefer or like”, and okonomiyaki is a savory Japanese pancake made with only those ingredients that you like. Both my parents have roots in Hiroshima, Japan so it’s no wonder I grew up eating Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.  This is where all of the ingredients are cooked in layers. Okonomiyaki differs based...

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