My favorite Japanese food is not sushi nor sashimi. Rather, it is a dish called “okonomiyaki“.
Description from Wikipedia:
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “what you like” or “what you want”, and yaki meaning “grilled” or “cooked” (cf. yakitori and yakisoba). Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region.
I visited many Japanese restaurants here in Singapore but I haven’t encountered one that serves okonomiyaki. So, when I went to Japan a few weeks ago, I made sure that I eat this. I wanted the okonomiyaki in Kansai, but I was in Tokyo. Thankfully, you could easily find it. Where else, but in Akihabara‘s Yodobashi Camera:
I ordered the seafood okonomiyaki, so shrimp and octopus were mixed with the veggies. Here’s how it looked like – (1)just prepared, (2)turned over, (3)ready to eat!
For me, mixing the ingredients and turning it over is a bit complex. I guess I need more practice. So here’s how it is prepared:
How was it? Of course it was delicious! After all, it is my favorite Japanese dish.