Updated: November 06, 2018
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Osaka-Style VS. Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki: What Is The Difference?

Okonomiyaki is a pan fried dish, also known as Japanese pancakes.There are many styles in eating this dish and the ingredients also change depending on the region of Japan. The two main styles of Okonomiyaki are Osaka-style and Hiroshima-style, and this article will show you what the differences are between the two styles!

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The Osaka-Style Okonomiyaki

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The Osaka-style Okonomiyaki is cooked by mixing all the ingredients such as eggs, shredded cabbage and flour. You pour the mixed batter onto the hot pan and create a round shape. It usually comes with seafood or meat toppings and this is grilled separately on the pan. You can flip the okonomiyaki onto the meat or seafood topping, and then finally add sauce, mayo, and other toppings. Typically, Osaka-style Okonomiyaki restaurants have grills on each table, and the customers make their own Okonomiyaki.

Where You Can Eat Osaka-Style Okonomiyaki In Tokyo: Kiji

Kiji is a famous Osaka-style Okonomiyaki restaurant located 3 minutes away from Tokyo station, Marunouchi South exit. It is on the B1F of the building called TOKIA. As described earlier, you can enjoy making your own Osaka-style Okonomiyaki at this restaurant!
Their most traditional dish is the "Buta-tama," which is pork okonomiyaki, but they also have various Okonomiyaki on the menu using seafood, cheese, vegetables, etc. If you want to experience making and eating Osaka-style Okonomiyaki, this restaurant is highly recommended!

The Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki

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THe Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki uses similar ingredients as the Osaka-style, but the biggest difference is that while the Osaka-style mixes all the ingredients, the Hiroshima-style layers each ingredient. Also, the Hiroshima-style always includes noodles (either yakisoba or udon) and a fried egg. Unlike the Osaka-style where the customers make the Okonomiyaki themselves, restaurants serving the Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki are made by the chefs and served to you on a plate.

Where You Can Eat Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki In Tokyo: Buchiumaya

Buchiumaya is located 8 minutes away from Shinjuku station. It is a restaurant where you can enjoy Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki. There are not too many Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki restaurants in Tokyo, but the chef at this restaurant was raised in Hiroshima, so you can definitely have real Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki here!
Their most popular dish is the "Negi Bukkake Niku Tama Soba" which is Okonomiyaki with green onions, pork, yakisoba, cabbage and fried egg. The noodles are very crispy and go well with the sweet sauce. You can also enjoy some grilled dishes such as the grilled squid with butter soy sauce or grilled sausages.

Try Both And Enjoy The Two Styles!

Although they are both catergornized as okonomiyaki, they are definitely a little different. Try out both styles to see which you prefer!

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