Okonomiyaki

Yai Yai Okonomiyaki, Harajuku

The Japanese dish, Okonomiyaki ( savoury pancake) still hasn’t gotten the same limelight as other Japanese dishes. It would be quite difficult to explain to those, who have never eaten it about how a mixture of ingredients that is later grilled could create something so delicious. Osaka is undeniably famous […]

YakiYaki Miwa, Hiroo

Looking for a classic local ‘Teppanyaki’ in Tokyo?? The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which means iron plate, and yaki(焼き), which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate, including steak, shrimp, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and monjayaki. This restaurant ‘YakiYaki Miwa’ […]

BANBI, Tsukushima

  Have you ever heard about ‘Monjayaki’?  Monjayaki often called (Monja) is the less famous cousin of Okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes). A Tokyo speciality, Monjayaki comes with various ingredients similar to Okonomiyaki (chopped vegetables and seafood) but has much runnier batter mixture combined with water and dashi stock. The dish might […]

Hona Azabu Okonomiyaki, Hiroo

This is probably the closest Okonomiyaki place to Roppongi Hills. Its right down the street from Grand Hyatt – walking towards Hiroo. Just FYI – I have passed this restaurant a million times in 8 years but never been until my friend recommended this place just couple days ago. I […]