The best Okonomiyaki about, I swear.
Okonomiyaki - "a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients"
The Boy treated me to an evening meal at Abeno Too, a cosy little sister restaurant to the bigger Abeno on Museum Street. I'd been once before and have been dying to write a review since.
The place itself is quite small and intimate which I like and the talented okonomiyaki masters cook right in front of you.
First of all, you choose your desired dish then they bring the ingredients over to mix and start a cookin'.
The base of an okonomiyaki includes cabbage, egg, dough, spring onions, ginger and a tiny bit of tempura batter to bind, then the rest you choose yourself.
We went for the Tokyo Mix - Pork, Squid & Prawn, Super Deluxe size of course.
Next, they flatten the mix into a delectable pancake.
Ooo check out that bacon sizzling away...mmm..
Note to self: must add flat griddle plate to next Christmas list.
The okonomiyaki is then steamed.
Get ready for the flip...
Ahhhhh just bliss. The crispy, chewy top is making my stomach rumble just looking at this photo.
Finally, the decorating. Let's get saucy:
-Dried Seaweed powder
-Fried fermented fish flakes (Katsuobushi)
It's too pretty to eat!
The combination of sauces with the crispy bacon, and oozing centre really does melt in the mouth.
Looks like a work of art, tastes like heaven.
A definite must for someone who's up for trying something new.
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.