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beyond_sushi
beyond_sushi
Japanese Recipes - More than just sushi!
Sat, Sep. 18th, 2010 10:12 pm
It was my birthday yesterday, so I decided to make Okonomiyaki.

It didn't taste quite as I expected, even though I used all the 'real' ingredients (save for Nagaimo or Yamaimo...I used Tapioca Flour) -- I even had dancing fish flakes!! I think maybe I just need to goo to Japan and try it there, and not make it at 8 at night when I'm tired and not really in a cooking mood :P



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I had real Okonomi sauce, too, but I much preferred the Tonkatsu Sauce...but that might just be because I love Tonkatsu & Mayo... =>.<=

Current Mood: sad so-so

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usagi_moon
usagi_moon
usagi_moon
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)

yum! :D


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mediawar
mediawar
mediawar
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)

=D


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faargenwelsh
faargenwelsh
faargenwelsh
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)

happy birthday to you! ^^


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mediawar
mediawar
mediawar
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)

Thank you!!!


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serenia
serenia
Serenia
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)

That looks tasty! But it's cabbage, isn't it? I'm banned from cabbage. :/


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mediawar
mediawar
mediawar
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)

Yep, lots of cabbage. I'm sorry you're banned from it....


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serenia
serenia
Serenia
Mon, Sep. 20th, 2010 04:58 am (UTC)

Heh, I'll cope!


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aniga64
aniga64
aniga64
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)

Did you put anything else in the middle aside from cabbage? I tried making okonomiyaki with my aunt once . . . (it didn't come out perfect, but she enjoyed it; it was a lot of work and we put a lot of stuff inside) Yours looks a lot better than ours did though. :)


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sorayume
sorayume
JoDee
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)

I always add zucchini and carrot to mine when I make it personally.


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mediawar
mediawar
mediawar
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)

I added some dried shrimp, but I wasn't a fan of that. I had other seafood, but I didn't end up adding it. It needed a little more oomph I think.


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elcour
elcour
Наместник Карлсона На Земле
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 11:34 am (UTC)

Happy B-day!

As a slightly closer/easier alternative to Japan, should you get to Ontario, visit the Okonomi House in Toronto: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/okonomi-house-restaurant-toronto

Their okonomiyaki taste exactly the way they do on the streets of Osaka or Kyoto. Needless to say, if you can get to Japan, go for it!!


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mediawar
mediawar
mediawar
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)

Ooh, thank you, that is a bit closer hahaha, and I do have a friend in Ontario I'm supposed to visit soon (who happens to be Japanese), so that might be a good idea!


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seishin
seishin
Sher
Mon, Sep. 20th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)

I LOVE the Okonomi House. It's been an age since I've been, and its a subway ride away. This will have to be fixed soon. ;D


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elcour
elcour
Наместник Карлсона На Земле
Mon, Sep. 20th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)

Funnily, I was planning to lunch there tomorrow. Care to join me?
If yes, maybe we should write a separate post in this community, see if there's anyone else interested.


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finalvelocity
finalvelocity
final velocity ++
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)

Yum, okonomiyaki!! Great meal to celebrate a birthday, hope you had a good one!


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mediawar
mediawar
mediawar
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)

thank you!


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jessmage
jessmage
Kaze
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)

Ooh looks good - hope you had a great birthday! The slightly off taste might have been due to substituting tapioca flour for the nagaimo. I've never made okonomiyaki myself, (too lazy!), but I had a good friend who used to make it for me - the nagaimo at the local Asian store was super expensive, and the juice from grating it irritated her hands so much that she had to wear gloves while working with it, but she always swore that freshly grated nagaimo was THE key ingredient in making authentic okonomiyaki.


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mediawar
mediawar
mediawar
Sun, Sep. 19th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)

I've never had it either way, so I'm not sure!!! I will keep my eyes open for the nagaimo though, although I doubt they sell it anywhere even slightly close to where I live. Our local Asian (mostly Filipino) store had no idea what it was :P


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a_foxie_smile
a_foxie_smile
a_foxie_smile
Thu, Sep. 23rd, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)

I liek to use the premade flour mixes which also are flavoured with dashi. Very tasty.


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karinablue_rose
My name means "short nose" in Medieval French!
Wed, Sep. 21st, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)

That looks delicious.I am going to have to try and make that sometime.


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