This is the first photo I post in the "Miscellaneous" category, I was not sure what to post under this category and then realized that I don't know in what category should I place "delicious and gorgeus dishes" because there is no category for that. Probably in "miscellaneous" you will see many delicious dishes, Enjoy! =)
This time I want to share with you one of my favorite dishes here in Japan, Okonomiyaki. Yesterday I received a message from my great friend Marcel from Germany, he was inviting the group of friends to have a wonderful evening and dinner and guess what will be the main dish, oh yeah, the great Okonomiyaki, so you know what am I going to eat for dinner tonight or what I had for dinner, depending at what time you see this photo. =)
Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a pan-fried Japanese dish cooked with various ingredients. Okonomi means "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki means "grilled" or "cooked" (cf. yakitori and yakisoba); thus, the name of this dish means "cook what you like, the way you like". In Japan, okonomiyaki is usually associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region.
This photo shows how does the Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki looks like. In Hiroshima, the ingredients are layered rather than mixed together. The layers are typically batter, cabbage, pork, optional items (squid, octopus, cheese, etc.), noodles (soba, udon) topped with a fried egg and a generous dollop of okonomiyaki sauce. The order of the layers may vary slightly depending on the chef's style and preference, and ingredients will vary depending on the preference of the customer. People from Hiroshima tend to claim that this is the correct way to make okonomiyaki.
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