Hiroshima is one of Japan’s top destinations, and when you’re hungry, you have to try okonomiyaki. Hiroshima has it’s own original style, and it’s not so simple to make. John travels to Okonomimura, a building full of Okonomiyaki shops, for lunch. There are many different toppings you can put on okonomiyaki. In many ways, it’s like a pizza! In other ways, it’s like a sandwich. Taste is a personal preference so John experiments. With the help of a friend and the shop master, he puts one together. Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is much different than Osaka’s version. Osaka is more like a pancake with everything thrown into the batter. Hiroshima’s is layered and takes time. The result is a more complex tasting meal. It’s not just Hiroshima’s soul food, it’s super healthy and fun to eat.

About Okonomimura: It’s a top destination for locals and tourists alike. It’s packed with shops on 3 floors each with it’s own recommended variety. Prices for okonomiyaki range from 800 yen to 1380 yen depending on toppings and ingredients. Give it a try!
URL: Okonomimura (Okonomiyaki Village) / お好み村 http://www.okonomimura.jp/index.html

Special thanks to Shinchan’s staff (Mr., Hiroshi) for their help!