Eating Our Way through Tokyo: Okonomiyaki

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Another day, another amazing meal. This time we tried Okonomiyaki, a savory “pancake” dish that is cooked at the table on a flat griddle.

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The bowl that contained a combination of cabbage, egg, and tiny little shrimp was mixed together to create a yummy batter. Then, the mix was poured and cooked right there!

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There is an incredible amount of variety in toppings and Okonomiyaki types. I was very impressed with the skills of the waiter! The staff was very friendly and forgiving of our broken Japanese.

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He even let us flip the pancakes.

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Or, at least, we attempted to. Usually there is a point where the expert has to step in to make the results as delicious as possible.

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This one was especially delicious. It is yakisoba, i.e. fried soba noodles covered in batter and egg!

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Each flip was very exciting; it smelled incredible and we were starving after a long day of walking around.

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I was amazed at these minuscule shrimp, they were delicious!

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And the final result: incredible okonomiyaki drizzled in sweet, savory sauce and delicious mayonnaise. I am definitely trying to repeat this meal sometime soon.

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It’s perfect for group outings, a true Japanese family-style meal.

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