japanese street food - okonomiyaki

  • Published: 03 August 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).

Comments • 2 667

  • tsuyoshi onodera
    tsuyoshi onodera  4 minutes back


    • Alessandra Ruy Terapeuta Ortomolecular

      a sujeira deve deixar mais gostoso huahuahuahua.. eca

      • Şàbán Er'fidãn
        Şàbán Er'fidãn  2 hours back


        • Gregg Robinson
          Gregg Robinson  2 hours back

          There's something lost n translation here, because I can taste-imagine a pancake stuffed with shredded cabbage and egg and covered with pork and it doesn't really do much for me. I'm missing a lot of sauces and spices, huh?

          • 정꽃곰
            정꽃곰  5 hours back


            • Kjo është ikje Ikje!
              Kjo është ikje Ikje!  6 hours back

              He perpared meals for a whole village in 10 mins. When I decide to prepare breakfast, i end up eating it for lunch.

              • Chris Dooley
                Chris Dooley  9 hours back

                Absolutely delicious. When I lived in Kobe City usually okonomiyoki is just called ‘nihon no piza’ or in simple characters 日本のピザ. Very very popular street food but not nearly as popular as in Kansai that’s for sure. Now I’m starving lol. Brings back great memories of my five plus years there. Thnx 👍🏻

                • Dan Wilkerson
                  Dan Wilkerson  9 hours back

                  The guy uses his bare hands no hair nets here.

                  • 김창영
                    김창영  11 hours back

                    OMG the place is so dirty;; can't believe it is actually a place where you make food

                    • 2829121
                      2829121  12 hours back


                      • Hellzyead
                        Hellzyead  14 hours back

                        Disgusting 3rd world shit 🤣

                        • TH Chiang
                          TH Chiang  17 hours back

                          The brush is use for car washing, it's not OK for cooking

                          • Revelacion320
                            Revelacion320  18 hours back

                            Nothing like mayo and shredded cheese to dress up burnt food

                            • Bob D
                              Bob D  18 hours back

                              I’ve never seen a messier Japanese meal. So. Messy.

                              • Amaterasu
                                Amaterasu  20 hours back

                                Meanwhile in America we eat garbage.

                                • Linda Barrett
                                  Linda Barrett  21 hours back

                                  Oh my goodness. I could eat that anytime anyday. And have it my way.

                                  • Victoria losTMobile
                                    Victoria losTMobile  22 hours back

                                    E o que tem que ser, mata a fome e o cara esta trabalhando, todos felizes .. compramos e ainda conseguimos ver como preparam.. bem melhor assim, pelo menos a realidade faz parte do dia a dia de forma bem clara e visível

                                    • Jacqueline Lunardi
                                      Jacqueline Lunardi  23 hours back

                                      Se ven ricos, pero poco higiénico.

                                      • Rogeria Menezes
                                        Rogeria Menezes  1 days back

                                        Parece gostoso. O problema é essa mão sem luva ...ecaa

                                        • PerleHH
                                          PerleHH  1 days back

                                          How he works is disgusting, The eggshells just went down to the ground, raw eggwhite verywhere around, cause he´s smashing them everywhere....

                                          • Светлана Яковлева

                                            И расчет(грязные денежки) и продукты, но людей это не смущает. Кушают

                                            • Falu Bloggers
                                              Falu Bloggers  1 days back

                                              Look so yummy im hungry

                                              • 밍키
                                                밍키  1 days back


                                                • Sandra Aspeitia
                                                  Sandra Aspeitia  1 days back

                                                  Cómo se llama y que lleva alguien me puede decir porfis...

                                                  • pum pum family
                                                    pum pum family  2 days back

                                                    Who eat such food....sorry but no flavors and lack of creativity

                                                    • Arthur Orta
                                                      Arthur Orta  2 days back

                                                      Lmao. He was like damn. I did take to long putting the cabbage on. After he realized they were looking burnt by the second row that was flipped over

                                                      • 길똥이
                                                        길똥이  2 days back

                                                        그래도 선진국 일본인데 딱보면 중국 이네 청소좀 해라 씨발 존나드럽네 한국 오일장 다녀봐도 저리 더러운덴 없더라 사람들이 보고 사먹는 데라 신경많이 쓴다

                                                        • kwon kyounghui
                                                          kwon kyounghui  2 days back

                                                          맨손으로 ... 할거 다하네.. 돈도만지고.. 음식하고... 더러워서 못먹겟다

                                                          • Rajarthinam Muthukumar


                                                            • Ashwak Bahoo
                                                              Ashwak Bahoo  2 days back

                                                              هاي لهانة؟

                                                              • akelly929
                                                                akelly929  2 days back

                                                                They move them faster than McDonalds breakfast.

                                                                • 맛재형YouTubeMJ
                                                                  맛재형YouTubeMJ  2 days back


                                                                  • isette
                                                                    isette  2 days back

                                                                    Oh my i want four =)

                                                                    • Zerotolerance79
                                                                      Zerotolerance79  2 days back

                                                                      He should have switched the amount of cabbage and the cheese. i.m.o.

                                                                      • give me a chocolate
                                                                        give me a chocolate  2 days back

                                                                        Who wants to eat this?😅

                                                                        • স্বপ্ন টিভি


                                                                          • Bluebird lee
                                                                            Bluebird lee  3 days back

                                                                            더럽게 계란 만지고... 줘도 안먹을듯...

                                                                            • Sev Godinez
                                                                              Sev Godinez  3 days back

                                                                              Wow that's good and yummy.. thanks for sharing.new friend here

                                                                              • 박범죄단속
                                                                                박범죄단속  3 days back

                                                                                맞어 음식만지는손으로 돈을받고 더러라

                                                                                • あみ
                                                                                  あみ  3 days back


                                                                                  • Juan Lopez
                                                                                    Juan Lopez  3 days back

                                                                                    Prefiero mis frijolitos y mis jalapeños

                                                                                    • Juan Lopez
                                                                                      Juan Lopez  3 days back

                                                                                      Ya le di dislike sorry

                                                                                      • Juan Lopez
                                                                                        Juan Lopez  3 days back

                                                                                        Como se llama esa comida para chanchos

                                                                                        • Hayley Santiago
                                                                                          Hayley Santiago  3 days back

                                                                                          He cook without wear gloves? 🙄 I never eat that , so bad!!!! Not clean

                                                                                          • hannibal barca
                                                                                            hannibal barca  3 days back

                                                                                            Japan best from kurdistan

                                                                                            • Orangy apple
                                                                                              Orangy apple  3 days back

                                                                                              Touch money, touch food nah maaan

                                                                                              • sweetascandy
                                                                                                sweetascandy  3 days back

                                                                                                Like where are the people to buy this,should have scanned the crowd. Burning and wasting good food.

                                                                                                • ぴぴぴ
                                                                                                  ぴぴぴ  3 days back

                                                                                                  This is not Okonomi-yaki.