Okonomiyaki – Hiroshima’s local dish

We had heard about Hiroshima’s speciality pancake dish, Okonomiyaki, and we really wanted to try it. The name Okonomiyaki means what you like (‘okonom’), cooked (‘yaki’ as in yakitori or teppanyaki). Okonomiyaki consists of a pancake base cooked on a hotplate, topped with layers of fried cabbage, egg noodles, thinly-sliced belly pork, bean sprouts, with … More Okonomiyaki – Hiroshima’s local dish

Hiroshima

Hiroshima, on the island of Honshu, is a city that you know has to be on your Japanese itinerary, but you expect it won’t be a very pleasant experience. Whilst sombre reflection on the devastation of the atomic bomb dominates, Hiroshima has re-built itself into a very positive and vibrant city for a short stay. … More Hiroshima