Okonomiyaki: The History of Hiroshima’s Soul Food (and Where to Try Some)

Source: Japan Cheapo

Hiroshima may not be the first name that jumps to mind when you think of eating out in Japan, but it could be. The coastal city is home to one of the world’s finest comfort foods, a great big serving of crunch and umami: the okonomiyaki.
Closer look at a delish okonomiyaki
Hiroshima okonomiyaki has shredded cabbage, paper-thin pork belly, and sticky-sweet sauce in common with its more northerly sibling, the Osaka- or Kansai-style okonomiyaki. While you could technically get away with cooking your own Osaka-style, the Hiroshima version is a more complicated proposition. (And do not confuse either of these with their Tokyo cousin, the much runnier monjayaki.) Crepes, eggs, sprouts, pork, cabbage, noodles (soba or udon) and regional vari

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