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 • 1 986

  • steve adams
    steve adams  46 minutes back

    should clean up before starting ,there was particals of discarded food everywhere and the griddle was filthy round the edges,

    • Corgicottage
      Corgicottage  2 hours back

      Appeals to me not at all. Yeccccch!

      • Minever Sultan
        Minever Sultan  2 hours back


        • edna fenner rachadel
          edna fenner rachadel  3 hours back

          Com a mão que ele fica os ingredientes e a mesma que ele pega o dinheiro e da o troco. Isso sem contar que ele nem limpa a chapa e vai fazendo repetidos o mesmo tipo de comida..eca!!

          • Blaise Gauba
            Blaise Gauba  4 hours back

            Man, now I'm hungry for some Japanese Okonomiyaki street food! Damn it! I miss living in Japan! Best food in the world! One of my Japanese friends used to take me to this one, teeny, tiny, little, okonomiyaki-ya in the northern part of Kyoto, where I lived. We had to walk through all these neighborhoods where there were no streets big enough for cars, only bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians way back up into the hills and finally, we came to this lady's little okonomiyaki restaurant. Only four people could sit inside at any one time. Her specialty was ika-okonomiyaki (squid). What was amazing, was that she served very fresh squid, because it was still alive when she chopped it up and cooked it into the okonomiyaki. It was SO delicious! Sorry little squid, but you tasted SO good!

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              • Ada Martínez
                Ada Martínez  9 hours back

                Que horror no se ve higiene por ningún lado

                • annabelle luhong
                  annabelle luhong  10 hours back

                  i wish its clean

                  • ReisCreme
                    ReisCreme  10 hours back

                    Am I dumb or is the "meat" moving?

                    • chulhee1227 cho
                      chulhee1227 cho  11 hours back

                      아 철판 조나더럽내. 불켜놓으면 벌래도 엄청 빠지겟구나. 뒤 농산물 후쿠시마꺼 아니냐???

                      • Maria Lucia Almeida Marques

                        Mais que comida deliciosa. Como aprendo com vocês. Um abraço fraternal. Bom dia

                        • Thanos *Snap*
                          Thanos *Snap*  12 hours back

                          How many cabbage you want ?

                          Me : yes

                          • yzaisa imyours
                            yzaisa imyours  12 hours back

                            can i ask??? please i need someone who can tell me what is the name of that food ....it's very cool and i want to eat that❤

                            • Siglex
                              Siglex   12 hours back

                              Its okonomiyaki

                          • avi m
                            avi m  13 hours back


                            • Hokuto RioN
                              Hokuto RioN  13 hours back


                              • Claude Averilla
                                Claude Averilla  13 hours back

                                This is nowhere near the word ''appetizing'' but i'll still eat it...

                                • 大美
                                  大美  13 hours back


                                  • Succourtash
                                    Succourtash  15 hours back

                                    Tasteless food.

                                    • SIDDHANT SINGH
                                      SIDDHANT SINGH  15 hours back

                                      Was looking yummy and all till the toppings started moving 🙂🙂

                                      • Dj Logikal
                                        Dj Logikal  16 hours back

                                        Meal for 35 , ready!

                                        • Марина Романова

                                          Хочу дома сделать такое

                                          • Марина Романова

                                            А кто знает что это такое красное? и бежевое?

                                            • Francisco Ocasio
                                              Francisco Ocasio  18 hours back

                                              Not for me...I am not eating that shit.

                                              • Midwest Flesh UrbEx
                                                Midwest Flesh UrbEx  20 hours back

                                                Omg this makes me so hungry!!! Great upload!

                                                • Kim F2525
                                                  Kim F2525  20 hours back

                                                  It would be nice to know what this is called and the ingredients made known. Don't cha think?!

                                                  • vanessa horv
                                                    vanessa horv  20 hours back


                                                    • Alejandro Zurita
                                                      Alejandro Zurita  21 hours back

                                                      existe ese platillo 😜😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝guacala

                                                      • Ton
                                                        Ton  21 hours back

                                                        Looks great, I am hungry! Oh, and fuck google for the 10 ads in between, greedy basterds.

                                                        • utuber
                                                          utuber  21 hours back

                                                          That second half is burned 😏 cabbage and eggs? no thanx

                                                          • jmatt4life
                                                            jmatt4life  22 hours back

                                                            I would love to eat one of these!
                                                            Is that cabbage or lettuce?
                                                            I bet they taste really good!!!
                                                            I would love to scrape all the crustiest off the grill and put it on rice with soy sauce and other stuff.

                                                            • dana valeria de luna robles

                                                              A ese platillo yo lo llamaría....
                                                              "El atascate puerco"

                                                              • Build the wall Don’t tread on me.

                                                                Do you have any idea how much potential methane gas pollution is on that grill, talk about climate change🤔

                                                                • Barbara Antonacci
                                                                  Barbara Antonacci  1 days back

                                                                  Haccp? Where is it?

                                                                  • Gillian Black
                                                                    Gillian Black  1 days back

                                                                    I'm thinking food poisoning .. mixing foods when handling, not wearing gloves or cleaning griddle properly, cracking raw egg next to food!!! Urghhhhhhhh

                                                                    • Vikki Horchar
                                                                      Vikki Horchar  1 days back

                                                                      Yum! That looks soooo good! :) It was fun watching the process as well!

                                                                      • Steven Decker
                                                                        Steven Decker  1 days back

                                                                        Master Craftsman

                                                                        • Ahsan Kida
                                                                          Ahsan Kida  1 days back

                                                                          Itu dasar telor terus yang putih putih itu mazarela atau apa yach

                                                                          • admcyna
                                                                            admcyna  1 days back

                                                                            Blin iz pod poly ? 😂 Leg na kapusti bez fartuxa aaaaa

                                                                            • muf
                                                                              muf  1 days back

                                                                              This just looks disgusting to me ... but hey, different tastes ...

                                                                              • Leona L
                                                                                Leona L  1 days back

                                                                                That food is to healthy to be sold here in America! :-/

                                                                                • Atelier ANEZ
                                                                                  Atelier ANEZ  1 days back

                                                                                  а это точно японцы? они же чистюли и очень аккуратные...может это китайцы?

                                                                                  • Wer Rew
                                                                                    Wer Rew  1 days back

                                                                                    Yuk this kind of street food look very unhealty the cabage been cut in the machine is not wash form box to be cute.the cooking plate look very unclean it a real mess. what really trough me off is when using his hand to put the ingredian on and holding money..money is the most dirtyes thing all over the world.if eating this king of food it for sure will make me sick Thank but no yhank😔

                                                                                    • Maniek Traszka
                                                                                      Maniek Traszka  1 days back

                                                                                      he touches the money and in a moment the same dirty hands touches food. disgusting

                                                                                      • Barry G
                                                                                        Barry G  1 days back

                                                                                        I'll have mine no cabbage please !..

                                                                                        • Зоя Сейтмагамбетова

                                                                                          Вот мастер и бутерброд странный

                                                                                          • kamyk wow
                                                                                            kamyk wow  1 days back

                                                                                            oblesnie biednie brudno i jeszcze raz brudno

                                                                                            • M 4 N U W 4 R
                                                                                              M 4 N U W 4 R  1 days back

                                                                                              pos no tiene suciedad ni nada q guarros q son

                                                                                              • Edna Heniques
                                                                                                Edna Heniques  1 days back

                                                                                                Limpo limpo😂🙄🤔