japanese street food - okonomiyaki

  • Published: 03 August 2019
  • Okonomiyaki o-konomi-yaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "how you like" or "what you like", and yaki meaning "grill". Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region. In Tokyo, there is a semi-liquid okonomiyaki called 'monjayaki.'
    Kansai- or Osaka-style okonomiyaki is the predominant version of the dish, found throughout most of Japan. The batter is made of flour, grated nagaimo (a type of yam), water or dashi, eggs and shredded cabbage, and usually contains other ingredients such as green onion, meat (generally thin pork belly, often mistaken for bacon), octopus, squid, shrimp, vegetables, konjac, mochi or cheese. Okonomiyaki is sometimes compared to an omelette or a pancake and may be referred to as a "Japanese pizza" or "Osaka soul food"
    Some okonomiyaki restaurants are grill-it-yourself establishments, where the server produces a bowl of raw ingredients that the customer mixes and grills at tables fitted with teppan, or special hotplates. They may also have a diner-style counter where the cook prepares the dish in front of the customers.
    In Osaka (the largest city in the Kansai region), where this dish is said to have originated, okonomiyaki is prepared much like a pancake. The batter and other ingredients are pan-fried on both sides on either a teppan or a pan using metal spatulas that are later used to slice the dish when it has finished cooking. Cooked okonomiyaki is topped with ingredients that include otafuku/okonomiyaki sauce (similar to Worcestershire sauce but thicker and sweeter), aonori (seaweed flakes), katsuobushi (bonito flakes), Japanese mayonnaise, and pickled ginger (beni shoga).

Comments • 1 856

  • Lois Wine
    Lois Wine  2 hours back

    I wish that the ingredients were listed in English. Would love to try it

    • Lois Wine
      Lois Wine  2 hours back

      Irish that subtitles in English were used showing the ingredients. Looked really yummy.

      • El Abuelo Kraken
        El Abuelo Kraken  3 hours back

        Poesía culinaria popular. ¡Qué hermoso concepto! Un platillo tan equilibrado y tan fácil de preparar. Cualquiera que no sea japonés puede hacerlo. Los ingredientes se encuentran en nuestros supermercados. No es necesario comerlo en Japón, ni que te lo prepare un japonés o un nikkei. Esa es la grandeza del arte culinario y sus aplicaciones para satisfacer al más tragón office worker. Un regalo de Japón para el mundo. ^_^

        • Artkidtek
          Artkidtek  3 hours back

          I just wish he didnt take peoples money with the same hands that he used to sprinkle the weed and sauerkraut with...

          • tami yaah
            tami yaah  3 hours back

            Omg looks amazing but look at how much is going all over the place lol

            • TheLegacy125
              TheLegacy125  6 hours back

              Omg it looks so fucking disgusting

              • NPH Hân tube
                NPH Hân tube  6 hours back

                Very good, Please subscribe to my channel support

                • Sandra
                  Sandra  7 hours back

                  Looks too dark, maybe?

                  • ngaire anne Pomare
                    ngaire anne Pomare  8 hours back


                    • Janet Marquez
                      Janet Marquez  8 hours back

                      I want to go to Japan just to stuff my belly! Man this food looks so delicious!!!

                      • 애이엠-AyM
                        애이엠-AyM  9 hours back

                        I kinda wish the person filming this would buy and and do a close up shot, and maybe eat it like a mukbang video😭 but still, a great, vid

                        • Layla clariz Torres
                          Layla clariz Torres  10 hours back

                          Me pregunto esta comida sera dulce o salaba 🤔🤔🤔

                          • 4PERCENTERS
                            4PERCENTERS  10 hours back

                            What is he brushing on the top?

                            • Desiree M.
                              Desiree M.  10 hours back

                              Thanks for listing the ingredients in the description! 👍
                              I must try this. It's gonna be a challenge to find some of the ingredients in my small town but I'm up for it!

                              • Ronda Frank
                                Ronda Frank  10 hours back

                                Umm, They can eat that with chop stix?

                                • Jose Cortes
                                  Jose Cortes  10 hours back

                                  Give me one...but can't you put a little more of cabbage <:

                                  • Aline Nunes
                                    Aline Nunes  10 hours back

                                    Vou peidar ate ano q vem com esse monte de repolho 😂😂

                                    • Tatjana Goldobin
                                      Tatjana Goldobin  11 hours back

                                      Полная антисанитария.
                                      Спасибо за видео.
                                      Больше никогда не буду покупать еду с улицы.

                                      • Schirin Issa Elias
                                        Schirin Issa Elias  11 hours back

                                        فوق العجين وضعت لهانة أو أي نبات اخر مع الشكر

                                        • Edward Birchland
                                          Edward Birchland  12 hours back

                                          Hy you have flipping things youse both hands at each end's. 🎑

                                          • Oscar De Vera
                                            Oscar De Vera  12 hours back

                                            FAVORITE FOOD

                                            • 55wolves
                                              55wolves  12 hours back

                                              I could have done with how to do this when my children came home from school

                                              • Asiyt Mahmudova
                                                Asiyt Mahmudova  13 hours back

                                                Ужас люди вроде зарабатывать пришли а у них половина продуктов в мусорку идёт

                                                • Hanchik Hanmamedov
                                                  Hanchik Hanmamedov  13 hours back

                                                  О боже у него под плитой гора скарлупы 😲

                                                  • Dirty Birdy
                                                    Dirty Birdy  13 hours back

                                                    The OCD in me flared up when he started flipping the left side when the right side started cooking first...

                                                    • Dennis Lucas
                                                      Dennis Lucas  7 hours back

                                                      Me three .

                                                    • Virginia Love
                                                      Virginia Love  10 hours back

                                                      Dirty Birdy 🙈 ditto. that’s why the right side is burnt

                                                  • miss Fisher
                                                    miss Fisher  14 hours back

                                                    super junk food

                                                    • наталья адамчук

                                                      Такая грязь кругом....нет пробовать не хочу. ЛУЧЬШЕ я пельмешек отварю!

                                                      • miss Fisher
                                                        miss Fisher  14 hours back

                                                        continuous unsanitary conditions, risk of salmonellosis

                                                        • 蔡沁怡
                                                          蔡沁怡  14 hours back



                                                          • Russell Patey
                                                            Russell Patey  15 hours back

                                                            So amazing culture, an food!!! The 3k ppl that didn't like this video r imbeciles!!!

                                                            • Steve
                                                              Steve  16 hours back

                                                              “ I SAID, MORE CABBAGE NOW!!!!!!!!!! “

                                                              • ben 09
                                                                ben 09  18 hours back

                                                                Already burn a bit/skin over cook, you should lower down heat when start.

                                                                • jean seb
                                                                  jean seb  18 hours back

                                                                  finally mcdonald is not so bad

                                                                  • Monica Cheah
                                                                    Monica Cheah  18 hours back

                                                                    Hahahhaha.... no appetite to eat the food. Seem like very dirty... 😬

                                                                    • булочка с корицей

                                                                      Это даже лучше чем шаурма

                                                                      • ANJALI KRISHNAN K
                                                                        ANJALI KRISHNAN K  18 hours back

                                                                        TASTY SOUTH INDIAN FOOD CHANNEL
                                                                        PLZZ DO WATCH AND SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL

                                                                        • Qwein Michele
                                                                          Qwein Michele  19 hours back

                                                                          Igiene innanzitutto, uova accanto a una fonte di calore, verdure in un cartone...già tagliate e non refrigerate, tocca le uova e il cibo senza lavarsi le mani, i primi dorati gli ultimi bruciati. Pur riconoscendogli una grande manualità.... può pure essere buono ma non per me. Certo che l'uovo e il frittatone è un tema costante per questa cucina... colesterolo a 1000

                                                                          • daihatucom
                                                                            daihatucom  19 hours back

                                                                            This shop is called “TEKIYA” and its sales are funded by the Japanese mafia “YAKUZA”.

                                                                            • unlimited
                                                                              unlimited  20 hours back

                                                                              i wish he use gloves

                                                                              • Umair Javed
                                                                                Umair Javed  21 hours back

                                                                                Thats lot of cabbage, it can turn good into bitter am assuming...i need to try it asap 🤩

                                                                                • Umair Javed
                                                                                  Umair Javed  21 hours back

                                                                                  What is the red thing he added? I dont think egg was fully cooked

                                                                                  • Karthiga At_Almonds
                                                                                    Karthiga At_Almonds  22 hours back

                                                                                    Why the dish is hiding behind cabbage bush?

                                                                                    • DD who
                                                                                      DD who  1 days back

                                                                                      yummy I enjoyed your video.

                                                                                      • namiki kimura
                                                                                        namiki kimura  1 days back

                                                                                        キャベツ千切り機械初めて見たー。それにダンボールて・・・( *´艸`)

                                                                                        • Siti Za'Ba'
                                                                                          Siti Za'Ba'  1 days back

                                                                                          it is Halal Food..?

                                                                                          • Ana Chelba
                                                                                            Ana Chelba  1 days back

                                                                                            Nicht sauber..

                                                                                            • luffy 1laps
                                                                                              luffy 1laps  1 days back

                                                                                              I like how it’s all cooked at the same time and it’s just one dish. As opposed to crowding around a taco stand and having the lady gesture to you with her tongs etc. 420 blz it

                                                                                              • Elisangela Oliveira
                                                                                                Elisangela Oliveira  1 days back

                                                                                                Chapa suja,..sem luvas ,..tem que ter coragem 🙊🙊🙊