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I made some gluten free okanomiyaki

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Digital Larry, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. Digital Larry

    Digital Larry Friend of Leo's

    May 30, 2017
    Silicon Valley, CA
    At the end of 2018 I spent a week in Tokyo at our office over there and then a weekend traveling by Shinkansen (high speed train) to Osaka, Nagoya, and Hiroshima. In Hiroshima my colleague, his son (who was living over there at the time) and I went to a popular Hiroshima okanomiyaki place. We shared 4 giant okanomiyakis and more than a few beers.

    My wife bought a cabbage by mistake and I thought I'd look for a recipe. As the Hiroshima variant starts with sort of a crepe like pancake and also includes a lot of noodles, I was skeptical at finding a gluten free version (for her). But the "regular" recipe is simpler and easier to make. I did it twice in the last week. The second time I added some sliced up pork chop but crumbled bacon would probably be good. Maybe even shrimp!

    It's really easy to make. The only things we didn't have were:
    - Shiracha - I used Tabasco
    - Mirin (kind of a sweeter sake) - didn't sub anything
    - honey - I used agave

    I also shredded some carrot the second time around. You can experiment with whatever you like.

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  2. thankyouguitar

    thankyouguitar Tele-Meister

    Feb 24, 2020
    Dearborn, MI
    I geatly enjoyed this dish when visiting Kyoto in 2014. Delicious!
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  3. DeepDangler

    DeepDangler Tele-Meister

    Sep 28, 2020
    Mequon, WI
    My wife had a Japanese room mate in college that taught her how to make okanomiyaki. She has celiac’s disease and has been eating gluten free for a long time. Your recipe sounds similar and tasty!

    You should try making it with nagaimo some time. It’s a type of long yam you can get at Asian markets. The texture and taste is the best.
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  4. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
    I must eat GF too (celiac, too) so finding workable recipe hacks.
    Finding good alts for yakisoba noodles - still on the hunt.
    Recently found (well, Mrs Deeve gets the credit) non-wheat ramen bricks, @ Costco.
    Peace - Deeve
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