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Okonomiyaki and Yaki-soba in Osaka, Japan

Sweet Willie | Oct 27, 2001 12:11 PM

Okonomiyaki originated in Osaka after WWII.
I would term it as a stuffed Japaneese pizza.

Okonomiyaki consists of two "pancakes" and inbetween is stuffed whatever you request, like shrimp, pork,
bacon, shredded cabbage and vegetables. It is topped w/a Hoisin like sauce. Most Okonomiyaki restaurants
also serve Yakisoba which is fried chinese noodles and cabbage (as well as anything you want such as fish,
shrimp, pork).

In the building adjacent to the Osaka Hilton called the Hilton Plaza, is an okonomiyaki restaurant on the
basement second level (B2) called Okonomiyaki Madonna, open from 11am to 9:30pm. They had an English menu which is not common in Japan.

We started out w/one order of Yakisoba w/shrimp as an appetizer. VERY GOOD!!!!

I then had the Okonomiyaki w/ bacon and pork while my wife had the Hiroshima Okonomiyaki w/ shrimp and mushroom. Hiroshima Okonomiyaki seemed to have a different and heavier tasting sauce on top of it. Both
however were VERY VERY tasty and really hit the spot w/some cold Asahi Beer. Our bill was $26 USD.

My wife and I agreed that the bacon and shrimp were the tastiest and the regular Okonomiyaki was better than the Hiroshima version.

so the next day for Lunch before we left on our flight we had a shrimp/bacon okonomiyaki which was great!!!

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