Affectionately regarded as Hiroshima’s ‘soul food’,
Okonomiyaki is a regional delicacy that’s highly popular with locals across the
city. Emerging after WWII, Okonomiyaki was served by street food vendors whose
restaurants had been destroyed by the bomb, and it is still considered a cheap,
every man’s snack today. The dish typically comprises of cabbage, pork,
beansprouts and noodles, cooked with egg and flour to create something
resembling a crêpe or pancake. It’s thought there are over 2,000 Okonomiyaki
restaurants in Hiroshima, so you should have no trouble finding it during your
visit to the city.
If you’d like to sample Okonomiyaki yourself, try this
authentic recipe featured on the BBC Good Food website.