March 3, 2016
I’m so happy we finally did a video on this. Okonomiyaki: we loved it when we were in Osaka, but we didn’t really eat it in Tokyo. So we’re trying it out for today’s video and, though it’s not as great as what we had in Osaka, it was still pretty delicious! To be fair, though, here in Tokyo we made it ourselves, while in Osaka we went to a small place where a girl made it for us, and she made it perrrrfectly. Here we were floundering about, but we still did a good job at it.
You know, now that I think of it, I do remember having Okonomiyaki in Tokyo before. It was years ago, when we were in Harajuku walking around, starving, looking for something to eat, when we stumbled upon a place like this where you have to make your own. I don’t remember what it was like back then. I just remember being starving and my feet being sore. It’s not really a fair comparison.
Very important to note: these are quite different from Korean style pancakes. These have a lot of yam in them to give them a more creamy taste and texture, and these are generally thicker. Also, I don’t really know of any Jeon places that make you cook the Jeon yourself. Okonomiyaki is also loaded with cabbage. And jeon doesn’t have the toppings of an Okonomiyaki. Overall, the only thing they really have in common is that they’re savoury pancakes.
As for pricing, each combination was between 8-9 US dollars for the basic combinations, but they can vary according to toppings. The most we’ve seen according to the menu is 14 dollars. Extra toppings range from 1.30 to 2 dollars. Not a bad price if you ask me. I’m sure other places offer different pricing, and I’m also sure that prices might have been higher because we ate in Shibuya as opposed to someplace less popular, keep in mind :D
Also, just a side note, this video almost died when we filmed it. See, we didn’t delete the footage of the Cat Cafe from our camera before filming this. While filming it, our camera ran out of space. So I started deleting footage of the cat cafe, one my one, while talking to Martina and ____. I got so wrapped up in conversation, though, that I started deleting the footage from the restaurant as we were talking without noticing it. Luckily, we had an extra camera, and shot the rest of the footage on that, and when we got home we spent a couple of hours recovering the files. But, whoa, that was a fright. Thankfully we were able to save it. Yeah!!
Otherwise, if you haven’t had Okonomiyaki yet, I hope we can convince you to give it a shot. It’s great!