Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Okonomiyaki

Chopstick Cinema

This Month's Film: Woman in the Dunes
Cuisine: Japanese

If there is one dish that best represents Osaka cuisine, it's definitely okonomiyaki. These griddle-fried pancakes are made with a simple flour, egg, and water batter, mixed with shredded cabbage and various vegetable, meat, and seafood fillings.

For mine, I used scallions and shrimp. They fried up golden and tasty, and I drizzled them with the traditional rich, brown sauce, Kewpie mayonnaise, and a topping of beni shoga (pickled red ginger). An excellent main dish for an Osaka-style Japanese dinner.

The recipe will be posted at the end of the month along with my 'Woman in the Dunes' film review.

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