When talking about Japanese food, the very first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is sushi. But we all know that there’s more to Japanese cuisine than we are aware of. For instance, okonomiyaki or Japanese pancake, is actually another well loved dish from the Land of the Rising Sun.
A couple of weeks ago, my partner and his friends decided to head to Greenhills to celebrate something. They decided to eat at Dohtonbori, a restaurant popular for okonomiyaki. Since he loved it, we went out and ate there as well the following day.
From the outside, the place has this Japanese feels all over. Each table has a heated stove where they will cook your ordered dish. There’s a room with low tables where you can dine like Japanese people.
We ordered yakisoba omelette and some seafood okonomiyaki (I forgot what
it is called). And yes, after a few minutes, they start heating the stove, mixing ingredients and cooking it there and then, right in front of you! They cooked the omelette first, and as soon as it’s done, served it in our plates. While eating, their crew started cooking the seafood okonomiyaki.
It takes 15 minutes to cook one dish – 5 minutes for each side. One can be entertained by how this delicious meal is being cooked while eating another. To be honest, it looks such a pretty simple task to do. Literally, it’s just frying. But there seems to be more to it. And, of course, one must have patience and be alert. Each crew possesses a timer so they could get back to what they’re cooking on time. Let me tell you this, the wait is all worth it.
Of course, it’s a bit pricey. Nevertheless, I believe the dish is more than what you paid for.