What is Okonomiyaki ? What is the history of Okonomiyaki ?
Although Japanese cuisine is rich in culinary offerings, both sweet and savory, worthy of being known and tasted, the interest of Westerners is often limited exclusively to sushi and ramen. But there is a dish that is most popular in Japan: Okonomiyaki, also called Okonomi-Yaki, typical of the Kansai and Hiroshima areas. It is a pancake made from wheat flour and other ingredients, including eggs, water and cabbage leaves, covered in different ways, from meat to vegetables. Born before the Second World War, Okonomiyaki is supposed to be the closest relative of a similar recipe, which was however only prepared on the occasion of the Buddhist celebrations of Funoyaki; subsequently it went from being a snack for children to a real main meal, to be prepared at home or to be eaten in specialized places which, in the early 1940s, were mainly concentrated in Osaka and Hiroshima area, where we can find them today.