The savory Japanese pancake better known as “okonomiyaki” is famous in both Osaka and Hiroshima. The difference is that Osaka-style okonomiyaki is made from a batter, and Hiroshima okonomiyaki has its ingredients layered. The name of the dish comes from “okonomi,” meaning “as you like it,” and “yaki” meaning “grill,” so by its very nature this dish encourages you to add in your favorite fillings and toppings! The Hiroshima style version is commonly referred to as simply “Hiroshima-yaki,” and is equally as delicious as the Osaka style.
Jump into the virtual kitchen with this online okonomiyaki cooking class which is proudly brought to you by one of Japan’s most famous okonomiyaki sauce producers! Known by its iconic red and white face logo, Otafuku Okonomiyaki Sauce has been made for decades with its signature savory flavor that goes perfectly on top of morish okonomiyaki slabs. The company has in fact been around since the 1920s, with the invention of the sauce coming later during the 1950s.
Rising in popularity in Japan’s post-war period, okonomiyaki evolved into a “one coin snack” sold by street vendors, and later became a substantial meal. Today, it is one of Japan’s most hearty and popular dishes! Generally made from a base of cabbage, you can enjoy having it cooked in front of you at okonomiyaki restaurants or cook it yourself on sizzling teppanyaki hotplates. During this cooking class, you will also learn about the history of this delicious Japanese pancake and the growth of Otafuku’s sauce empire and how to cook it.
Otafuku’s Okosta Cooking Studio at Hiroshima Station is proud to present this online cooking class for making okonomiyaki at home. You can enjoy this class from anywhere in the world! Simply login online during the class time and follow along at home as the experts from the Okosta cooking studio guide you every step of the way, giving handy tips and tricks for how to cook your own okonomiyaki.
Online video cooking class tutorial
Ingredients to make okonomiyaki
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet online! Please be connected at least 10 minutes before the class begins.
This is an online cooking class experience, so you will need a good internet connection
You will have to prepare the batter, cabbage, and green onions before you begin the cooking class (instructions will be emailed to you upon booking)