Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima

June 26, 2010 | 4 comments | Blog

You can’t go to Hiroshima and not have the Okonomiyaki, a local “national treasure”… They cook Okonomiyaki in front of you, in a spectacular way, or you do it yourself, which can be spectacular as well, and possibly quite messy if you’re not familiar.

You can find just about anything in an Okonomiyaki “crêpe”, depending of what you order, but there is always a ton of vegetables, starting with cabbage, meat of your choice, or not, shrimps and the like, mayo, cheese, spices, noodles and whatever. Great fun to eat with friends on a hot plate on your table. Beer is a must.

Actually, I have a short but fun scene taking place in an Okonomiyaki restaurant in my movie “Kamataki”. I always liked the warm, friendly and unpretentious atmosphere of those restaurants…

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And on the way out, we noticed an interesting Kleenex box. I thought it was worth a picture.


We loved that place so much that we went back a few weeks later when we had to comeback to Hiroshima for the promotion of “Looking For Anne”. It was open, so we went in.



I didn’t shoot it, but they were kind enough to put our flyers on the wall.






4 Responses

  • Marilou says:

    mmmmm ça donne vraiment faim !! :)

    Reply July 2, 2010 3:31 am
  • Martin Gendron says:

    Bonjour à tous, bonjour à Takako !!!
    Hummmm ça sent bon.
    Hei ! je veux un t-shirt de looking for Anne moi-aussi.

    Reply July 6, 2010 7:29 pm
    • claude gagnon says:

      Allo Martin!… Désolé, on était sur la route pendant 111 jours consécutifs pour faire la promotion du film. On est rentré aujourd’hui… Pour le T-Shirt, je vais voir ce qu’on peut faire. C’était un objet promotionnel pour la tournée… Je te reviens là-dessus…

      Reply August 9, 2010 4:25 pm
    • Maicolandres says:

      Fuchu-yaki rocks! It differs from Hiroshima-style okoyominaki in that it uses minced meat instead of sliced pork. I love the way they cook the meat until it is very crispy. Some of the Fuchu-yaki restaurants don’t use pork. Instead they use local Jinseki-gyu, which is award winning wagyu. Have them add cheese and then you are in heaven! I agree it is hard to get a good burger in Japan, but a good Fuchu-yaki with cheese comes a close second!

      Reply October 27, 2014 9:06 pm

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