If you know me, you certainly know that for me, Japan is the best of the best in terms of cooking. I have traveled through several countries, indeed in Asia I have only visited Japan, but from everything I have seen so far, I have not found an equal for the beauty of Japanese food.
Among the delicious dishes I have tried in different Japanese provinces, is Okonomiyaki (pronounced like written) and is a kind of cabbage pancake with various toppings. Don't be disappointed that hey, it's based on cabbage. It is a simple, humble dish, but with an absolutely wonderful taste.
I have been looking for a source of Asian products for some time so that I can recreate at home what I enjoyed on another continent and I recently discovered https://asianfood.ro/ from where I managed to buy everything my heart desired! So: Dōmo arigatōgozaimashita!
– numar portii: 2
– nivel dificultate: scazut
– durata: 50 de minute
Ingredientele pentru un okonomiyaki de 23cm diametru (pentru o persoana arhiinfometata, sau 2 persoane pofticioase):
- 400g finely chopped white cabbage (knife from https://kuttstore.ro/ has not failed me)
- 50g panko
- 2 finely chopped green scallions
- 2 eggs
- 5 bacon strips (you can also use precooked shrimp, or just leave it as is)
– Japanese mayo
– barbeque sauce
- fish flakes (Bonito flakes)
– 1/2 nori sheet
The chopped cabbage, eggs, panko, onion and salt are mixed in a large bowl until smooth. Meanwhile, put a 23cm pancake pan on medium heat and grease it with a little fat. When the pan is hot, spread half of the composition in the pan, place the bacon slices and place the remaining composition on top, stretching everything as well as possible, so that it covers the surface of the pan. Let everything cook for 7-8 minutes and then, with the help of a large plate, turn the "pancake" on the other side. Let this side cook for 7-8 minutes and then turn it over on the plate.
We create a beautiful grill of mayonnaise and barbeque sauce on top of the okonomiyaki, finely cut the sheet of nori and sprinkle it on top, and finally a handful of bonito flakes. You will be surprised by the flakes, because being activated by heat, they give the impression of a dance. Obviously, don't forget the chopsticks! That's all! In a maximum of 30 minutes, you have on the table a dish that will make you think of the wonderful Japan and all the culinary journeys it has to offer.