VIDEO: Eating Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) in Tokyo

 

(If you can’t see the video, watch it here: http://youtu.be/qg4G5y_0Bro)

Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a popular Japanese food, that’s somewhere halfway between a savory pancake and a cheese-less pizza.

Though I wasn’t able to visit Osaka or Hiroshima, where okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is especially famous, I was able try it at a restaurant in Tokyo known as Sometaro Okonomiyaki (染太郎).

Overall, okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is not my favorite Japanese food. Most of the time I would prefer to eat an oyako donburi (chicken rice bowl), or a piping hot bowl of street ramen, but that being said, the restaurant was fantastic and the atmosphere was amazing.

Have you had okonomiyaki before?

 

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Comments

  1. Panida says

    Hey Mark,

    What type of blogs do you recommend for beginners? This may seem like a stupid question, but what is this one you’re using?

    • says

      Hi Panida, it’s a good question, I know how it is to start up a blog. I’m using wordpress, and from there I use Genesis framework for the design and theme. If you’re looking to start a blog, I would recommend you buy a domain name, find hosting, and then start to design. Let me know if you have other questions.

  2. says

    I wish I had gotten to try this when I was in Tokyo. I was only there 3 days and flying solo. I had a hard time finding restaurants with English or picture menus and I don’t speak Japanese. I only managed sushi at Tsukiji and a noodle bowl at a lunch counter in Asakusa.

    • says

      Hey Melissa, thanks for watching. Yah, it can be a challenge trying to find where to eat, especially in a short amount of time. If you go back, I can help you with some suggestions.

  3. says

    I was in Okayama, between Osaka and Hiroshima where the two Okonomyakis are quite different. Residents of both cities think there’s is the best. I went to a place in Hiroshima called Okonomyaki Mura(Village). There are three floors of different little Hiroshima style Okonomyaki places, maybe 50 or so restaurants if I remember correctly, really fascinating.

    • says

      Thanks for watching Chris, yup I think that’s the case. I think I’m a bigger fan of pajeon most of the time, because I prefer the fresh vegetables and kimchi, and the sauce.

  4. says

    I quite enjoyed it. I only had a small slice as we were sharing it among friends with a few beers but it was certainly very tasty. We watched the lady make it to which was interesting.

  5. says

    I love okonomiyaki, it’s one of my favorite Japanese dishes! :)
    Tokyo is not particularly famous for okonomiyaki, but Osaka and Hiroshima are.
    I love that in Japan each region has their own special dish.

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