On the way home from San Pedro today, hubby and I stopped in S.M. for lunch, particularily to go to Gottsui. I lived in Japan and one of my food fav's was Okonomiyaki, Japan's answer to pizza.
If you have never had Okonomiyaki, give it a try. I enjoyed but, wasn't as yummy as what I had in Japan. I also felt it was a bit expensive esp for lunch. We ordered 1 okonomi (pancake) for 12$. It's their basic traditional pancake with cabbage topped with a bit o' shrimp, squid, small scallops, bonito flakes. Drizzed with the tradtional kewpie mayo. I love mochi in it as well but, that was another 3$ so, I opted out. We also ordered their roasted corn salad for 6.50$ Yummy but, $$$ for corn and butter lettuce and chicken teriyaki which was just ok.
I'd go again because it's okonomi but, wouldn't rush over there like I do for SinBala and Phoenix Food Boutique. Think I'll learn to make it at home.
Across the street is Blockheads shave shop. Looked fab but, left. A decent bowl of shave ice yumminess will set you back 7$! If you're willing to settle for a bit less, on the other side of Gottsui on Sawtelle is Brian's shave ice. It's half the price and satisfies. Gottsui also had yummy looking desserts.
Gottsui Oknomiyaki and Teriyaki Sawtelle/Olympic