On Sunday my husband prepared Okonomiyaki for us. A lot of Western people think the common Japanese dish is Sushi and because of that, Japanese food is always cold, but that is not true at all. Okonomiyaki is one of the typical foods for the whole family and you can compare it best with Italian Pizza. People in Italy used "leftovers" like meat, vegetables, cheese, mushrooms... and put it on pizza for the whole famliy. That is basically the way, what Okonomiyaki is.
You add vegetables, meat or/and seafood, mushrooms, eggs to dough and fry/bake it in a frying pan, mostly directly prepared at the table, so that you can vary the taste from Okonomiyaki to Okonimiyaki a little. Okonimiyaki means "favorite fried food" so you can make your individual Okonomiyaki.
That is how it looks, when it's done...
and that is how it's served with sauce and spices on the plate.
Itadakimasu !!! ^_^