Foodie Track: Japan Issue 2: Okonomiyaki Frenzy

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

Don’t you just love eating Okonomiyaki? Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients ranging from prawns, nuts, fish, cheese, tomatoes to sotongs.


For my first dinner in Japan, I was brought to this Okonomiyaki restaurant in Lalaport shopping mall in Yokohama. That was after an afternoon at Okuyama (think Carbing and Dash, roll cages and chassis).

All ready to whack the food


Watch the “chefs” prepare the food “live” in front of you! (Psst, check out the chick too! :p)

Then it was time to eat!


I think I tried eight different types! That’s quite a bit of Okonomiyaki for now… But really, it’s actually quite healthy as it is mostly cabbage instead of flour (unlike pizzas!). My mum made some at home before; you can buy the instant mix if you are not confident of making it from scratch.


Next meal: Mt. Fuji Soba!

Cheryl Tay

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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