Posted by: backpackersescapades | November 21, 2009

Okonomiyaki: Japanese Savory Pancakes


Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancakes which are sold on the streets of Japan. I have heard about it in animé and I was surprised to see a stall selling this in Market! Market! in Taguig.

The small store is located outside the mall facing Serendra. We decided to try it out just to know what Okonomiyaki taste like.

We ordered one since we assumed that it was big enough for Joms and I. They made us wait for a couple of minutes since they need to prepare it upon ordering. As I watch them, I could see they were preparing a batter and after that they added vegetables and cooked it to a crepe pan before adding some more toppings and serving it to us.



The dish was still hot upon serving to us. It has a nice smell, a mixture of fish, meat and the cooked batter. The main batter has shredded cabbage, corn and other shredded vegetables mixed into it. It was topped with shredded meat and some flakes that tasted like dried fish. The whole dish was drizzled with Okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise. It was really cool to watch the flakes they added into it as it seem to move as the steam from the dish rises. It seems like it was alive upon serving. The taste was really good. All the flavors was mixed into one. You could taste the vegetables as well as the toppings and the sauces in it. It has a really good taste combined all together. It was really yummy and we quickly finished the dish in just a few minutes. We really enjoyed eating it and I am sure to have another one of it when I go back there.


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