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Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancakes)

Serious Eats Sydney Oland 7 comments

Pancakes drenched in syrup and butter are all well and good. But pancakes filled with savory cabbage and shrimp? Even better. Move over buttermilk, you've got competition. More

Osaka-Style Okonomiyaki From 'Japanese Soul Cooking'

Cook the Book Kate Williams 6 comments

Okonomiyaki are Japanese pancakes, but they're nothing like American flapjacks. Think scallion pancakes, but add cabbage, pork, bonito, nori, fried eggs, and even mayonnaise. The name, loosely translated, means "what you like, cooked," so expect anything and everything when you hear "okonomiyaki." More

Osaka-Style Okonomiyaki From 'Japanese Soul Cooking'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 1 comment

Okonomiyaki are Japanese pancakes, but they're nothing like American flapjacks. Think scallion pancakes, but add cabbage, pork, bonito, nori, fried eggs, and even mayonnaise. The name, loosely translated, means "what you like, cooked," so expect anything and everything when you hear "okonomiyaki." More

Poll: Is Okonomiyaki "Japanese Pizza"?

Slice Kate Andersen 31 comments

This week's poll revolves around a fairly contentious subject in the pizza community: okonomiyaki. Often casually described as "Japanese pizza", the nickname is a source of irritation to many a pizza enthusiast. First though, let's take a look at last week's results, after the jump! More

The Nasty Bits: Pigs Feet Pancakes

The Nasty Bits Chichi Wang 2 comments

The concept of pig parts in pancakes not as crazy as you might think. It's not like I'm suggesting that you put say, pig's snouts in your scones. And this is not your typical breakfast pancake, but okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake made with shredded naga-imo (a type of mountain root), shredded cabbage, flour, eggs, and dashi. Additions to the pancake vary by region. Pork belly, various kinds of seafood and vegetables, mochi, and even cheese can go into the batter. If pork belly, why not trotters? And if trotters, why not snouts or ears? You see where I'm going with this. More

Okonomiyaki with Trotters

Serious Eats Chichi Wang 3 comments

[Photograph: Chichi Wang] Note: Okonomiyaki sauce is a thick Worcestershire-like sauce that can be found in many Japanese or Asian grocers. If unavailable, combine 1/2 cup ketchup with 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce. I prefer sweet, tangy Japanese-style mayonnaise, such as... More

Condiments in Japan: So-su (Sauce)

The Culinary Ambassador Corps 15 comments

When you just say "sauce" (pronounced so-su) in Japan, it usually means a thicker version of Worcestershire sauce. We recently discussed it here! It's an essential condiment in Japan. Without it, korokke (pictured) and tonkatsu will suffer. You can't make yakisoba and okonomiyaki. Some people even use it on sunny-side up egg or a bowl of rice. More

O is for Oysters and Okonomiyaki at Jimmy's No. 43

New York Joe DiStefano 4 comments

[Photos: Jonathan M. Forester] The East Village's Jimmy's No. 43 hosts all manner of culinary events—chili cook-offs, Slow Food dinners, popular bacon and beer nights—but I'd never experienced anything like last Thursday's gastronomic double-header. Not only was it local... More

Okonomiyaki and Takoyaki at Otafuku

New York Jenn Sit 8 comments

Ever since I tried okonomiyaki in San Francisco's Japantown two years ago, I've been looking for something in New York that tasted as good. If you've never had okonomiyaki, it's often described as a Japanese pizza—a thick pancake filled... More

Making Okonomiyaki at Home

Adam Kuban 6 comments

Photograph from Spiegel on Flickr Matthew Amster-Burton explores the world of okonomiyaki-making with chef Johnathan Hunt at Boom Noodle in Seattle. Prior to opening Boom, Hunt had never heard of the dish, often described as a Japanese pizza pancake,* but now it's the best-selling appetizer on the menu. Amster-Burton surmised that it must be easy to make if a noob could go for zero to hero with it. In his piece on Gourmet.com, he gives some pointers on doing it yourself. * I hate using that shorthand for okonomiyaki, but everybody does it, eh? As a pizza nut, I'd like to point out that it's NOTHING LIKE PIZZA. That's like calling a Belgian waffle with strawberries and cream a... More

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