Monday, September 28, 2009

Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki

After Osaka, we got on the bullet train and headed to Hiroshima. It was my first time there, and when in Hiroshima you must try the Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. I've only had (and cooked) the typical Osaka-style okonomiyaki before so I was very excited to try this different version.
Once we got off the train, my eyes were bombarded with rows and rows of okonomiyaki restaurants. It was hard to choose one, but in the end we decided on "Yocchan".
A small restaurant with a counter and only a few tables, you can watch the chefs whip up the massive okonomiyakis. I wonder how many of these okonomiyakis the chefs make daily, because they got it down to a skill!
Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is quite different from the Osaka okonomiyaki. It is like a thin, crepe-like batter topped with lots and lots of cabbage and yakisoba noodles. It's actually a lighter meal than the Osaka okonomiyaki that uses lots of heavy flour. I think I even prefer the Hiroshima okonomiyaki.
If you wish, you can add thin slices of meat or seafood. Drench your okonomiyaki in special sauce and you're good to go. Okonomiyaki's are something you definitely have to experience when you go to Hiroshima.
お好み焼き よっちゃん
広島県広島市中区基町11-10 プライム紙屋町 B1F
Tel: 082-221-8267


Kimberly said...

Looks yuuuuuuummmmy, Lina!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow great eats enjoy and made to order

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