Trying okonomiyaki for the first time

Okonomiyaki is basically a “pancake” consisting of flour, egg, cabbage and mountain yams, plus a choice of additional ingredients. Once cooked the okonomiyaki is topped off with okonomiyaki sauce, a Japanese version of plum sauce, a mayonnaise sauce, seaweed powder and dried bonito flakes. Okonomiyaki is also frequently referred to as “Japanese Pizza”.

Because the okonomiyaki is cooked on an iron plate, most okonomiyaki restaurants like Chibo also tried to sell teppanyaki. But do not be fooled, the teppanyaki they served is no where near what the real deal is.

We ordered a lunch set that included salad, appetisers, an okonomiyaki, yakisoba and takoyaki. Chibo Okonomiyaki serves their gyoza teppan-style. Instead of the usual steamed dumplings, these are pan-fried flat until edges are thin and crisp.  The Okonomiyaki Chibo consists of a thick savoury batter with chunky bits of pork, beef, cuttlefish, octopus and a king prawn. We also have a large serve of the classic yakisoba which is evenly coated with a fragrant soy/Worcestershire sauce. The Osaka Ika Tako was a folded crepe made with grilled squid and egg/ Although it was not quite an okonomiyaki, but it is a nice teaser and transition for the next coming dishes. The tradition Takoyaki was a fried batter wrapped around diced octopus and they enhanced it with omelette.

Chibo is now opened all over the world. I have not acquired the taste of okonomiyaki, but I will still want to try the DIY ones in Japan next time I am there.

Chibo Okonomiyaki
Sennichimae Main Shop
Michikaze Bldg. 1-2F,11-27 Namba Sennichimae, Chuo-ku, Osaka
TEL.06-6643-0111

http://www.chibo.com

Date Visited : Jun 2016

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