- Jun 18, 2010
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- FFC Quay Club
Definitely go the okonomiyaki. You have to sit at the counter too. They might ask you what extra toppings you want. Cheese, mochi (chewy rice cake), are pretty popular. For the Aussie palate, I would go the cheese. Once they have made it you will have extra sauce and mayo to add to it. Order a beer to go with it. I am no west japan expert but I have always had good success in the arcades around Hon Dori when looking for Okonomiyaki, but others may know better.If you can get to Hiroshima, do it. Definitely a castle at Hiroshima, not worth going out of your way to see though. A Bomb Dome and Peace Park well worth it, and follow it up with an okonomiyaki.
My best bit of advice for Japan though is take your own pillow. Some of those things that they pass off for pillows in hotels are brutal.
As ever in Japan, copy other diners or ask "do desu ka?" (sound like "dough dess ka") to get advice on how to eat it.
If there are any Osaka people reading this, sorry, your okonomiyaki is a poor substitute and only acceptable when it is clear that there is no Hiroshima style nearby.