Chops’ Tips: JAPANESE CUISINE

What foods to try?

                                                                   Okonomiyaki 

Japanese Pancake

Okonomiyaki

This is a Japanese style pancake made from sliced cabbage, and a flour/egg based pancake mix. Some additional ingredients you can add are mushrooms, pork, onions, squid, shrimp, scallops, etc. Its served to you raw and it’s up to you to cook it – which is part of the fun!

Follow these steps:

1. Rub oil over the griddle

2. Mix all the ingredients together and pour onto the griddle

3. Cook until golden brown on one side, then flip and cook on the other side

4. Its served with Okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, nori-seaweed or fish flakes

Monjayaki 

This dish is very similar to Okonomiyaki except that consistency of the finished product is not solid. You eat it straight off the grill using a special tiny spatulas. This is another D.I.Y. meal.

Monjayaki

Monjayaki

Follow these steps:

1. Stir the ingredients in the bowl

2. Pour a small amount of batter onto the griddle and create a hole in the middle so that is looks like a donut

3. Pour some more batter into the middle of the hole and stir lightly

4. Pour the remaining batter over top and stir again. Let it cook for a few more minutes, then eat straight from the griddle!!

Mochi Ice Cream

This is a Japanese dessert made from mochi (pounded sticky rice) and filled with ice cream. They are quite tasty and can be found in various flavors. I was able to find them in the convenience store’s freezer section.Yummers!

Mochi Ice Cream

Mochi Ice Cream

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