One of Osaka’s Famous Regional Dishes
Many people have referred to this dish as a “Japanese pancake,” but I’d say it’s more along the lines of a crab cake. The inside, filled with squid, small shrimps, cabbage and flour, has a soft texture while the outside is fried. I’m not even going to pretend like I know the exact science of making this, but my okasa (host mother) did point out all of the ingredient names in Japanese as we went along. If I can eat like this every night for the next few months, I am not leaving this country.
What You’ll Need*
- small dried shrimp
- green onion
- okonomiyaki flour (a special type of rice flour)
- okonomiyaki sauce (comprised of tomatoes, apples and other veggies)
- soba noodles
*This may not be the complete ingredients list. Apologies for not having the measurements.
How To Do It
1. Gather necessary ingredients and set up a George Forman-esque grilling device (or a skillet).