Friday, June 27, 2014

Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba and Monja in Tokyo

During my short stay in Tokyo last year for the summer program at The University of Tokyo (Todai), I was able to try an okonomiyaki restaurant near the campus.

Actually, I don't know what the name of the restaurant is. It's located in the second floor of the building right next to Todai Komaba campus and across Komabatodaimae West exit.

There were six of us from different countries (and interestingly, different ethnic backgrounds). Thankfully, we had a Japanese classmate with us who taught us how to cook these things.

Raw okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes)

Topped with okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayo and nori flakes

Yummm yakisoba. I'm really hungry now.

This is how monja starts off. It's mainly vegetable.

Liquid is poured in the middle

Once it cooks, the sauce will thicken. You mix it all up and then eat straight from the griddle with a tiny spatula

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