When I visited Japan in 1991, I had a tasty dish called okonomiyaki.. They say it's like a pancake, but that's in shape only. It resembles something like egg foo yong. It's delicious! I have only found this dish in a small handful of restaurants here in Southern California, all these years. I was delighted when someone at another Japanese restaurant nearby, told me I could get okonomiyaki at this restaurant. I had scoured the Internet trying to find a place, to no avail.
I had the shrimp a okonomiyaki with the extra egg topping. You can order okonomiyaki with several different kinds of meat. There's probably one that's just vegetables, too. There are several different toppings you can get, and I'll try another one next time. Believe me, there will be a next time! In fact, I already have a lunch date there next Friday.
There are other items on the menu besides okonomiyaki, but that was the big draw for me.
The prices were very reasonable. The serving is huge. The lunch menu is the same, except the price is $1 less. At dinner my shrimp okonomiyaki was $10, the extra egg topping was $1, and the ice cream was around $3.
I usually prefer eye-watering spicy food, but the taste of this is so delicious, with the delicately sweet okonomiyaki sauce, that I didn't mind the lack of heat.
If you know what okonomiyaki is and you like it, do yourself a favor and go here. If you've never had okonomiyaki but you like good food, and savor a real ethnic dining experience, you've got to go here. You know you're in the right place, when you go to an ethnic restaurant and you are the only person in the whole place who is not of that ethnic group. Enough said :-)
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