April 10, 2011


Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki

I can't believe I have never posted about Okonomiyaki.  Some call it the Japanese style pizza but I think it is more like a layered crepe. A crepe with diced cabbage and any other vegetable you like with meat, prawn or squid in between.  I like mine with cheese.  

The finishing touches are sauce and mayonnaise with bonita flakes and "aonori" green seaweed flakes are sprinkled on top.  The one in the above picture is a "negi yaki" so there are tons of sliced green onions on them! shows how to make it "Osaka" style and there is even a dot com website for okonomiyaki! here:

I actually prefer the Hiroshima style okonomiyaki because you place the cabbage ON the batter (first layer of crepe) instead of mixing it WITH the batter which I think makes the cabbage less tasty.

I digress...since I am not trying to write about the recipes which you can find at the above links...I actually want to talk about MAGIC.
The magical wonders of the...
watch it in action:

It can squirt out five lines of mayonnaise or ketchup or whatever you like because...

there are holes.

So simple magic is.

Now, for another kind of magic.

I just got back from a friend's fantastic charity concert.  There were 9 different bands that came together to raise money for the people effected by the earthquakes and tsunamis in north eastern Japan.  

Magic is for those who "do".  That is what my friend K has taught me.  I think what she did was magic  because she brought people together for a purpose. Out of nothing she created a night of giving!

Here is another band that is creating magic!

They are volunteering and raising spirits and will have a charity concert in the summer here in Osaka.

Thank you so much for all of  your prayers and kind me all of this is magic too and I am so very grateful!


donna baker said...

The dear people of Japan are in our thoughts daily.

Lori ann said...

How interesting! i love the magic here. Wow, the things people come up with! the music video is awesome.

Frances said...

Tulsa, your posts always have some magic! This one was filled with wonderful ingredients.

Hoping that you will be safe in your journey.

Also still holding your country in my thoughts.


Merisi said...

Frances has already expressed what I wanted to say, but way better!

The Japanese style pizza looks oh so interesting.
Your favorite one has a whole lot of green onions!
I wonder how they are eaten.

Maggie May said...

That food looks & sounds delicious.

Hope everything is OK in Japan. Things are quiet here about news. I guess it will take a long time to clear the debris of the tsunami. Hope the radiation problem has eased.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

kristina said...

that pizza looks very interesting! beautiful with the green.

Anonymous said...

okonomiyaki is not like pizza but like pizza it's delicious!

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Hello Tulsa!

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It has been a long time since you've posted a blog, and so I do hope that you and your family are doing fine. I do miss your reporting and special voice. xo

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