Okonomiyaki: Japanese savory pancake

Okonomiyaki from Hiroshima's Okonomi-mura (Okonomiyaki Village)

All Asia, Asia, Japan | November 30, 2015 | By

Sushi, Wagyu beef, ramen and tempura are all well-known Japanese delicacies. The umami-packed pancake called okonomiyaki is perhaps lesser-known, but no less tasty! I was first introduced to this sumptuous treat in Hiroshima, during my first visit to Japan. Since then, I’ve had the chance to go to Japan again and explore more variations of the ‘cooked as you like’ (‘okonomi’ translates to ‘as you like/want’ and ‘yaki’ is ‘ grilled’) dish.