My favouritest food in the whole world became a Japanese dish called Okonomiyaki about 6 months ago when I visited Japan.
On Saturday I went to my friend ã¸ã‚“ãŸã„-Pete’s and popped around the corner with him to the only Okonomiyaki restaurant in Amsterdam.
As my first taste of this amazing dish 6 months ago was in the famous Okonomiyaki-mura in Hiroshima I ordered the same dish as I had there.
A Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki with bacon.
It was delicious and the sauce, advertised as similar to worcester sauce but in actuality sweeter and more solid [same consistency as syrup!], was the same brand as the sauce I smuggled back from Japan. [Made by real Japanese women!]
The restaurant, called Japanese Pancake World, is run by a German guy and his Japanese wife.
He is a really friendly guy and loved Okonomiyaki so much he decided to open a restaurant to serve it!
So if you are in Amsterdam and want a genuine Japanese treat drop by the restaurant, located in the Jordaan restaurant district, not far from Anne Franks house.
It was not lost on either myself or ã¸ã‚“ãŸã„-Pete that we were eating Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki 60 years to the day that the first A-Bomb was dropped on that city.
It was profound to think that I had stood on the T shaped bridge the Americans used as the target.
[Not the original one of course! The one that replaced it.]
Plus, I was in two minds as to post this, as now my parents [Who I am told are the only people who I know who bother to read my Blog] know that I love a food that consists mostly of cabbage and sprouts!
Aaargh! It is really different! Honest!