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#121 huiray

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:26 AM

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Okonomiyaki

http://www.gooddrama...urume-episode-9



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:42 AM

Thanks. I was wondering why it was the OP's "latest obsession" too.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:20 PM

I made this recipe :

http://food52.com/re...352-okonomiyaki

 

And I liked it. But it was a bit eggy. Maybe it's supposed to be. It was the first time I had ever had it.


Edited by ambra, 30 January 2014 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

in my opinion, one HAS to buy the Kewpie mayo and the Okonomiyaki sauce, and the right japanese sweet potato flour, to get close to the real thing.

Also Tenkasu (tempura bits) and bonito flakes.

 

I can do a reasonable impersonation... but it's NEVER like it is in Japan (sigh)

 

http://okonomiyakiwo...aki-online.html


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 07:43 PM

I made this recipe :

http://food52.com/re...352-okonomiyaki

 

And I liked it. But it was a bit eggy. Maybe it's supposed to be. It was the first time I had ever had it.

 

Nice webpage.  Some comments do point out that this recipe uses WAY more eggs than what they (the commentators) expected in their experience.



#126 Kenneth Tong

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:54 AM

in my opinion, one HAS to buy the Kewpie mayo and the Okonomiyaki sauce, and the right japanese sweet potato flour, to get close to the real thing.

Also Tenkasu (tempura bits) and bonito flakes.

 

I can do a reasonable impersonation... but it's NEVER like it is in Japan (sigh)

 

http://okonomiyakiwo...aki-online.html

 

Simple to accomplish in this globalized world we live in.



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:24 AM

In addition to the various links and pictures in the eG thread linked to by heidih as well as the others in this thread, here are two additional webpages on Hiroshima Okonomiyaki:

http://www.littlejap...aki-recipe.html

http://www.otafukufo...hima-style.html

 

The old eG thread concentrates largely on Osaka (or Kansai) Okonomiyaki [with some Tokyo (Kanto) stuff] and not much details on the Hiroshima version...

 

p.s. The Kodoku no Gurume episode I linked to above shows a Hiroshima-style preparation.


Edited by huiray, 31 January 2014 - 10:29 AM.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:16 AM

 

in my opinion, one HAS to buy the Kewpie mayo and the Okonomiyaki sauce, and the right japanese sweet potato flour, to get close to the real thing.

Also Tenkasu (tempura bits) and bonito flakes.

 

I can do a reasonable impersonation... but it's NEVER like it is in Japan (sigh)

 

http://okonomiyakiwo...aki-online.html

 

Simple to accomplish in this globalized world we live in.

 

The ingredients, certainly, and the final product, but the setting...well, that's a bit tougher to reproduce.

 

I learned something today. According to the Wikipedia entry that huiray cited above, "In Hamamatsu, takuan (pickled daikon) is mixed in okonomiyaki." I lived in Hamamatsu for a while, back in the 80s, but never knew it was just a local thing.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

 

in my opinion, one HAS to buy the Kewpie mayo and the Okonomiyaki sauce, and the right japanese sweet potato flour, to get close to the real thing.

Also Tenkasu (tempura bits) and bonito flakes.

 

I can do a reasonable impersonation... but it's NEVER like it is in Japan (sigh)

 

http://okonomiyakiwo...aki-online.html

 

Simple to accomplish in this globalized world we live in.

 

maybe, with a major effort to source everything just so... and the water will still be different.

 

i find in many things it's easier to say than to do.

Part of it, of course, is that they've made 10,000 of them in those places.

Perhaps after I've made 10,000...



#130 Kenneth Tong

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:48 AM

I am on my fourth one and it's pretty simple, not much art to it bar using enough Cabbage and figuring out what Proteins to incorporate. 



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:52 AM

In addition to the various links and pictures in the eG thread linked to by heidih as well as the others in this thread, here are two additional webpages on Hiroshima Okonomiyaki:

http://www.littlejap...aki-recipe.html

http://www.otafukufo...hima-style.html

 

The old eG thread concentrates largely on Osaka (or Kansai) Okonomiyaki [with some Tokyo (Kanto) stuff] and not much details on the Hiroshima version...

 

p.s. The Kodoku no Gurume episode I linked to above shows a Hiroshima-style preparation.

 

Great links by the way. 



#132 kayb

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

I love okonomiyaki, and like Weedy, agree you can't make it here like they make it in Japan. But yes, I can do a reasonable imitation. I like to use the little tiny salad shrimp in mine. 


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