japanese street food - okonomiyaki

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  • Published on:  Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Okonomiyaki o-konomi-yaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "how you like" or "what you like", and yaki meaning "grill". Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region. In Tokyo, there is a semi-liquid okonomiyaki called 'monjayaki.'
    Kansai- or Osaka-style okonomiyaki is the predominant version of the dish, found throughout most of Japan. The batter is made of flour, grated nagaimo (a type of yam), water or dashi, eggs and shredded cabbage, and usually contains other ingredients such as green onion, meat (generally thin pork belly, often mistaken for bacon), octopus, squid, shrimp, vegetables, konjac, mochi or cheese. Okonomiyaki is sometimes compared to an omelette or a pancake and may be referred to as a "Japanese pizza" or "Osaka soul food"
    Some okonomiyaki restaurants are grill-it-yourself establishments, where the server produces a bowl of raw ingredients that the customer mixes and grills at tables fitted with teppan, or special hotplates. They may also have a diner-style counter where the cook prepares the dish in front of the customers.
    In Osaka (the largest city in the Kansai region), where this dish is said to have originated, okonomiyaki is prepared much like a pancake. The batter and other ingredients are pan-fried on both sides on either a teppan or a pan using metal spatulas that are later used to slice the dish when it has finished cooking. Cooked okonomiyaki is topped with ingredients that include otafuku/okonomiyaki sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce but thicker and sweeter), aonori (seaweed flakes), katsuobushi (bonito flakes), Japanese mayonnaise, and pickled ginger (beni shoga).
  • Source: https://youtu.be/kvLv0Ne7-aU


  • Chelin Fusco

    Chelin Fusco

     18 minutes ago

    While those of you who liked this video salivate over this food, remember these things: Besides no gloves, there are no aprons or hairnets. Also, eggs cracked everywhere dropping egg whites in the open containers of food. Then, with the same hand he handle the eggs, without washing, handles the open toppings. Now, for the guy handling the cabbage, into a box, not a clean container, he carefully adds all those toppings just as soon as he handles money, again, with dirty hands. Nope, nope, nope.

  • Ausaf86


     22 minutes ago

    Watch it 1.75x thank me later.

  • Superior Services

    Superior Services

     25 minutes ago




     32 minutes ago

    Берет руками деньги, а потом продукты

  • Евгений


     an hour ago +1

    один раз приготовил - пиздец плите

  • william obrien

    william obrien

     2 hours ago

    That's boging health nighmare



     3 hours ago +1

    NANNING, CHINA better !

  • torello137


     3 hours ago

    In countries that are members of the European Union, street cooking is prohibited! Japan, fortunately, is a normal country 😁

  • btinsley1


     3 hours ago +1

    Why start to lift from the side you poured batter LAST? seems he would have lifted from the other side first...that's why it scorched.

  • Era`s Ranna Ghor

    Era`s Ranna Ghor

     4 hours ago

    wow nice video

  • sisi sisi

    sisi sisi

     4 hours ago


  • Nick Byroglou

    Nick Byroglou

     4 hours ago

    "Oh my...no gloves" SLAP

  • O Demir

    O Demir

     5 hours ago

    Kimsede bokun icinde calisiyo serefsiz demiyo

  • Andrea Haustein

    Andrea Haustein

     5 hours ago

    ...yam yam...! Greetz from Germany!

  • tigrikyc Хомяков

    tigrikyc Хомяков

     5 hours ago +1

    Это отвратительно! Антисанитарно, кустарно, мало привлекательно и всё руками из картонных коробок с пластиковыми самодельными бутылками. Чистая жуть!

  • 행복하자


     6 hours ago

    Omg brush. . .

  • Мая Мамедова

    Мая Мамедова

     8 hours ago

    Фу. Ради денег готовы на всё.

  • Erin Jones

    Erin Jones

     8 hours ago

    ~ Do you know how much they were charging for a serving?

  • Js J

    Js J

     9 hours ago

    맛있겠는데? 양배추 들어가는 양 보고 깜놀

  • masaharu masaharu

    masaharu masaharu

     9 hours ago +1