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10.4.12

お好み焼き (Cook it as you like)


Welcome to the Okonomiyaki world!

Okonomiyaki means cook it in the teppanyaki, as you like.

Here's Andreas trying the Tokyo version of Okonomiyaki (which indeed is original from Osaka) called Monjayaki which originated in Monja street in Tsukushima island in Tokyo.

Horiguchi-san showing how they rock Okonomiyaki in Osaka

Here you see all variants (monjayaki, with watery batter on top; Okonomiyaki, with yam-based batter on right; yakisoba by Enrique on left)

Adding some dashi (clear stock based on katsuoboshi and kombu) to get it cooked



Shaking it well!

Final touch, brush some Okonomikayi sauce...

…cover well...

….and sprinkle some katsuoboshi.

Here we see both variants. Okonomiyaki on top, Monjayaki on bottom.

To warm up a chilly Hanami weekend, what could be better than some savoury pancakes cooked by our own hands? Japanese gastronomy is a lot more than sushi and yakitori, so here's a sample on how crazy it may get…

Okonomiyaki significa cocinálo a tu gusto. Así que, eso hicimos el sábado pasado, tras morir congelados admirando flores de cerezo - que eso de emborracharnos al aire libre se nos queda un poco grande - decidimos calentar el Sábado con la gastronomía local más apetitosa (y cost-effective) porque la cocina en Japón va bastante más allá del sushi.

Probadlo en casa! Es una forma sencilla y barata de darle la vuelta a la tortilla.
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