Hiroshima’s Soul Food: Okonomiyaki

You haven’t done Hiroshima if you haven’t done Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki! Okonomiyaki, a savory pancake cooked on an iron hotplate, containing egg, chopped vegetables, meat and/or seafood, is found all over Japan.

在广岛,通过添加面条和许多蔬菜来增加这道菜的体积。而不是像在更常见的关西或大阪风格中那样将所有成分混合在一起,而是在广岛中将它们分层。整个东西上面都放着咸甜的酱汁。通常在小型柜台式餐厅中使用,通常直接用称为Hera的金属锅铲从电炉上食用。当地人为自己对日本料理的贡献感到自豪,而当地人的竞争虽然自然而然,却很强大。准备好询问您是否更喜欢okonomiyaki广岛或关西风格。在本地御好烧餐厅的柜台旁并排坐着,尤其是如果您尝试一下当地的术语,这是局外人与广岛民间交流的最佳场所之一。

大阪烧通常被描述为“Japanese pizza”。名称的字面意思是“用自己喜欢的方式煮”, and you select 浇头 to add to the standard ingredients to create your personal favorite version of the dish. That’在类比结束的地方,作为成品,虽然圆而扁平,但味道却不像披萨。

有时被称为广岛’s “soul food”okonomiyaki似乎是从战前儿童演变而来的’一种叫做issen-youshoku的小吃,它由折叠的可丽饼和洋葱和沃切斯特酱组成。在战争期间和战争期间,由于大米短缺,这道菜的食用范围越来越广。后来人们开始在简单的小麦煎饼中添加更多的成分,例如鸡蛋,猪肉,白菜甚至面条。街头摊位遍布整个城市,今天据说大约有2000家okonomiyaki商店。至少要拜访其中一位是日本游客中的佼佼者’s list.

混合自己的食材并在自己的炉子上烹饪很有趣,在许多关西风味的okonomiyaki餐馆都可以买到,广岛烧是专业人士的珍藏,在眼前观看过程真的很有趣。

Where to eat

有这么多地方可供选择,从哪里开始? micchan可能是最著名的,有几个“Micchan”市中心的商店由家庭的各个分支机构经营。他们通常在外面有很多顾客在轮候烧烤,这通常是一个好兆头。 Okonomi-mura(Okonomi村)在国内和受监督的游客中非常受欢迎,它在3层楼设有27个小摊位。 Okonomiyaki-kyowakyoku广岛村(Okonomiyaki Republic)还有6个,而Ekimae Hiroshima Okonomi-hiroba(在广岛站的南侧)还有13个。

This is, however, just the tip of the okonomi iceberg. A fun way to make your choice is to leave it up to serendipity and ask a local. Every Hiroshima-ite has their own favorites and most will view it as a matter of pride to share them with visitors.

How to order

广岛的所有okonomiyaki都以基本的nku-tama开头,由猪肉,鸡蛋和白菜组成,中间夹在两个薄薄的薄饼之间。您首先选择要添加哪种面条–中式的黄色荞麦面或较厚的白色乌冬面。询问您的喜好“niku-tama-soba” or “niku-tama-udon”。接下来,选择其他“toppings”。这些通常包括额外的negi(葱),海鲜,mochi(米糕),奶酪,韩国泡菜,shiso(紫苏叶),纳豆,有时甚至是墨西哥胡椒。在冬季,通常会看到本地牡蛎作为浇头。

Vegetarians

虽然鸡蛋不适合素食主义者,但乍一看,okonomiyaki对于饥饿的素食者似乎是有前途的选择。如果您需要的话,厨师通常会乐于省掉猪肉片“niku-nashi”(不含肉),但大多数地方都使用猪油和一种油脂,其中包括猪肉汤。刨干的鱼鳞片或鱿鱼片也可能会进入您的餐食。

Strict vegetarians should head to Nagataya located at the very end of the Hondori shopping arcade near to A-bomb Dome; here they have a good appreciation of vegetarianism and are happy to accommodate vegetarian customers.

How to eat

传统上,御好烧是用金属锅铲(热)在烤架上热(非常热)吃的。没有经验的小伙子会挑战他们,他们的okonomiyaki会在完成时变干变脆。索要一盘小盘子和筷子绝不客气。笑着说“nekojita nanode o-sara到o-hashi kudasai” (I have a cat’请给我盘子和筷子。

It isn’t necessarily a problem to linger at the counter and have some drinks, but be aware of your surroundings. If it is busy and people are waiting to eat, you will be expected to vacate your seats as soon as you are done eating.

Paul Walsh

Paul arrived in Hiroshima "for a few months" back in 1996. He is the co-founder of GetHiroshima.com and loves running in the mountains.

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