I was told of a dish known as Japanese pizza…all I heard was pizza though so I was like ‘yes please!’ Turns out that okonomiyaki (which means loosely ‘fry whatever you want’) is more of a pancake (think like a savory Dutch pannekoeken) crossed with a latke where the shredded potatoes are replaced with shredded cabbage. I don’t see the pizza reference at all, except maybe in that you can choose your toppings, but luckily I’m also a huge fan of pancakes. And lakes. And anything made on a griddle.
There aren’t any more photos after this. I was all about documenting this for purposes of blogging and remembering and then I started eating the thing and my mind went blank. It was DELICIOUS. We also had rice and noodles and overall the meal was a great success except for the baby’s paralyzing fear of the sounds of sizzling on the grill. No one could have predicted that.