Name of the Japanese restaurant
Seiko getting ready to grill!
Mixing the "batter"
Oil on the grill
Seiko put dried fish flakes and seaweed on hers
My attempt at frying yakisoba
Hello! Things have been pretty quiet around here this past week (if you don't count the two rather large but very short earthquakes I felt the other day and freaked out and started to dive for cover but couldn't make it underneath the table before they were over), so I haven't had much to post. But today I had lunch with Seiko, and she took me to a really cool Japanese restaurant called Dohton Bori that serves okonomiyaki. The closest thing I can compare it to is an omelette that you make yourself on a grill at your table. They also serve yakisoba, which is basically fried noodles with vegetables and meat. The menu had a huge selection of different combinations of raw ingredients. Our okonomiyaki "batter" had corn, mayonnaise, little sausages, green onions, an egg, carrots, and probably something else I forgot. You mix everything together in the bowl it comes in, and then you pour it onto the grill and flip it after a while so that it browns on both sides. After it's done cooking, you can add a tasty sauce, dried fish flakes, and seaweed flakes. I went for the sauce (which was really good) but just said no to the fish flakes and seaweed. Seiko made the okonomiyaki, and I tried cooking yakisoba. She helped me with that too. Everything was so yummy! Fun with food and friends--now that's a great afternoon!