Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki with cabbage, udon noodles, squid, bacon, and beef on a hot grill at Okonomimura in Hiroshima, Japan.

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Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki with cabbage, udon noodles, squid, bacon, and beef on a hot grill at Okonomimura in Hiroshima, Japan.
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Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き 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. In Hiroshima, the ingredients are layered rather than mixed. The layers are typically batter, cabbage, pork, and optional items such as squid, octopus, and cheese. Noodles (yakisoba, udon) are also used as a topping with fried egg and a generous amount of okonomiyaki sauce. The amount of cabbage used is usually three to four times the amount used in the Osaka style. It starts out piled very high and is pushed down as the cabbage cooks. The order of the layers may vary slightly depending on the chef's style and preference, and ingredients vary depending on the preference of the customer. This style is also called Hiroshima-yaki or Hiroshima-okonomi. *** Okonomi-mura (お好み村, literally "Okonomiyaki Village") is a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki food theme park located at 5-13 Shintenchi in Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It is near the east end of Hondōri and has 24 okonomiyaki restaurants, each with a slightly different style and set of ingredients. The restaurants there use a specialty okonomiyaki sauce created especially for Okonomi-mura by Sun Foods. *** Description sourced from Wikipedia (2018).
Location: Okonomimura, 5 Shintenchi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan