Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Or in this case Hiroshimayaki, or the local form of Okonomiyaki I was introduced to on my first trip to Hiroshima. Step one, order this:This restaurant was just east of the peace park, just north of the Tokyu Inn across the street from Lollipop. Once you complete your order, this guy get's to work.This bar was really nice. It's U-shape, 90% of the surface is the cooking area and once your dish is ready they just push it to you. The table keeps it warm, so you can take your time eating. Here is the final dish:It might look weird, but its really really good. Hiroshima style is layered batter, cabbage, pork cheese with yakisoba noodles and fried egg and a generous amount of okonomiyaki sauce.... The first time I tried this dish was actually in Lynnwood, WA, but that was Osaka style. I think I like Hiroshima style more.