Hiroshima okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is one of Hiroshima's specialty dish.
There are other dishes in which vegetables and pork are mixed into a mixture of flour, such as “Kansai okonomiyaki” and “Monjayaki (Tokyo),” but Hiroshima okonomiyaki is made using a unique method unique to Hiroshima.

First, roll the flour dough into a thin circle on a large iron plate (teppan) and bake it, and then put plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, bean sprouts, and green onions on it to steam it. Soba is layered on top of it, grilled, coated with sauce for okonomiyaki, and sprinkled with green laver.

If you enter a restaurant and sit in front of the iron plate, you can also see the actual cooking.
Video “Until Hiroshima Okonomiyaki is made”
The basic okonomiyaki is called “soba nikutama,” which contains meat and eggs in soba, and can be eaten for around 700 yen (one piece).


The recipe of Hiroshima's basic okonomiyaki
From the top
・Pork belly
・Bean sprouts
・Dough made by thinly melting flour

A special sauce enhances the taste of Hiroshima okonomiyaki, but this sauce also differs from shop to shop, and some stores make there own original sauces. There are shops where you can buy this sauce as a souvenir.

There is a “teppan” style where you eat Hiroshima okonomiyaki on an iron plate as it is, or a “plate” style where you transfer the baked okonomiyaki to a plate and eat it.
There are also tools for eating  with a small “spatula” and “chopsticks”. You cut the okonomiyaki by yourself with a spatula and eat it as it is, but it may need some tricks at first.

Want to know more ? Evolved form of okonomiyaki from various places

In addition to the basic okonomiyakiwith pork belly, cabbage ans soba, there are various local “○○yaki” in Hiroshima prefecture that vary depending on the region, such as minced meat, chicken gizzard, or rice.

Bingo Fuchu-yaki


An okonomiyaki crispy outside and fluffy inside

An okonomiyaki served in Fuchu that uses minced beef or pork, cabbage, and soba instead of pork belly. The inside is fluffy, and the outside is crispy with minced fat.

Kure yaki

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Okonomiyaki unique to Kure

It features a semicircle okonomiyaki that uses thin udon, a specialty of Kure, to fold the dough in half so that craftsmen who make ships at the military port can eat it quickly during breaks. It is offered in Kure City.

Shobara yaki

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Every shop in Shobara-yaki have their own style, all ingredients used in each store are different

Based on a simple okonomiyaki, it is cooked with rice from Shobara instead of noodles, and ponzu sauce instead of okonomi sauce. It is provided in Shobara City.


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You can also enjoy the texture of gizzards

It is an okonomiyaki served in Onomichi, which is characterized by containing chicken gizzard and squid tenpura. There are many shops use their own original sauce.

Junmai Ginjo Takehara Yaki

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Sake lees and Japanese sake : only to be find in sake areas

It is offered in Takehara, a sake district where you can find  a lot of brewery shop like “Taketsuru Sake Brewery”. This area's okonomiyaki is made by kneading sake lees and sake into the dough and baked together.

Mihara yaki

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Okonomiyaki with chicken offal

The feature of Mihara yaki is that it contains chicken offal. Also, in Mihara, there is another okonomiyaki with soba and udon that is called “modern yaki.”

Miyoshi Karamen Yaki

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Okonomiyaki that makes you addicted to spiciness

It is an okonomiyaki made with Carp Sauce Dry, which is not sold to the general public, and spicy noodles kneaded with chili peppers.

Sera no Megumiyaki (blessed yaki)

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Tomatoes, one of the town's specialties

“Sera no Megumi Yaki” won the 2012 Hiroshima Teppan Grand Prix.
The sourness of bright red tomatoes grown in Sera town, the aroma of perilla leaves, and the richness of cheese go well together.

Fluffy natto grilled

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It is cooked so that people who are not good at natto can eat it

Okonomiyaki originated and served in Kumano town. It is an okonomiyaki that you contains yams, eggs and natto. It has a fluffy texture.


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Okonomiyaki developed uniquely in Innoshima, where the shipbuilding industry flourished

It is an okonomiyaki served in Innoshima in Onomichi City. Udon is the mainstream, and there are many shops where noodles are fried with bonito flakes and sauce, and put together with konjac, squid, kamaboko, and chikuwa.

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