We’re leaving for Hiroshima!
We went on to make the necessary arrangements, like booking the reservation for the Bullet Train etc…
After the trip to the みどりの窓口…
It was way past the lunch hour…
We decided on Okonomiyaki for lunch!
Okonomiyaki is a popular pan fried food that consists of batter and cabbage. Selected toppings and ingredients are added which can vary greatly (anything from meat and seafood to wasabi and cheese). This variability is reflected in the dish’s name; “Okonomi” literally means “to one’s liking”. The dish is available all over Japan, but is most popular in the west, particularly the cities of Hiroshima and Osaka.
Okonomiyaki is sometimes translated into English as “As-you-like-it Pancake”. However, this may be misleading. Though it does consist of batter cooked on a griddle, Okonomiyaki has nothing of the sweetness or fluffiness of pancakes, not to mention that it is usually filled with octopus, shrimp, pork, yam or kimchi. A more accurate comparison, which is also made, is between Okonomiyaki and pizza.
In Japan, people usually eat Okonomiyaki at restaurants that specialize in the dish. At some of these restaurants the dining tables are each equipped with an iron griddle (“teppan”), and customers are given the ingredients to cook the meal themselves.
For people who prefer to enjoy Okonomiyaki without getting involved in the cooking process, there are also traditional restaurants, where the Okonomiyaki are prepared by the chef and served ready to eat.
There are two main variations of Okonomiyaki; Kansai Style – which is also known as the Osaka Style, and Hiroshima Style.
When making Okonomiyaki in the Hiroshima Style, the ingredients are not mixed together. Instead, the batter is cooked like a thin crepe and the ingredients are cooked separately.
When everything is done the ingredients are placed on the crepe, the toppings are added, and the Okonomiyaki is served on top of yakisoba noodles, a distinctive ingredient of Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki.
Back to where we left off..
Our reserved seats for the Shinkansen was for the evening, the following day.
And this is the outcome of today!
The next day:
Not too long before it was time to board the Shinkansen!
That’s how our carriage looked like.
This journey would take us about 4 Hours.
Btw, that’s a “mixed box” of sandwhiches.
And…yeah, we’re almost there!
Just after the Bullet Train…
Upon alighting, had a quick meal at a local Tonkatsu restaurant.
Tonkatsu / Pork cutlet, is a Japanese food which consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet.
There are two main types, either a pork fillet (ヒレ, hire) or pork loin (ロース, rosu) is most often used.
It is often served with shredded cabbage.
By the time we were done eating, the sky was already dark.
Yup, you’ve guessed it!
I was smoking! ̳ ̳ ̳ ̳ ͙ ڪ
I SEE U!
Do you SEEEEEEE Meeeeee???