I’m starting a new series called Weekend Project where I challenge you to take a day to shop and cook something you would normally eat at a restaurant.
I’m going to kick it off with Okonomiyaki. It’s a savory pancake filled with umami goodness. It’s another favorite from my time spent in Japan. During the weekends my parents would take us to the local department store to browse with the 500 Yen they gave my brother and I (it’s about $5) and after we would meet at the door of the supermarket and walk to the okonomiyaki stall outside to get some to take home.
I’ve been trying different ways to cook this at home without using the premix we usually get at the Japanese grocery store and I finally got the bulk I was looking for. I also made the sauce a little bit healthier by replacing the traditional kewpie with some vegan mayo.