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What are these things called?






I had them a few years ago while in Tokyo. I keep trying to do a search for them but all pictures have no description or even a name in the URL. All searches for savory Japanese pancakes (or some such) give me results for okonomiyaki which I know is not the same as those things in the pictures.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Nazhuret wrote:
What are these things called?






I had them a few years ago while in Tokyo. I keep trying to do a search for them but all pictures have no description or even a name in the URL. All searches for savory Japanese pancakes (or some such) give me results for okonomiyaki which I know is not the same as those things in the pictures.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Looks like okonomiyaki to me. Dishes can vary from region to region and each have a bit of a different style to it.

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These are called delicious.
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Yeah, looks like chibi okonomiyaki or some such.
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This is really cute. Found on OKONOMIYAKI RECIPE BLOG. I'm hungry.
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Helljin wrote:
Looks like okonomiyaki to me. Dishes can vary from region to region and each have a bit of a different style to it.

Indeed.
This looks like the Fukuoka variant, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Huh. So it's the same thing then?

This variant simply happens to be made in little molds?

I tried to find a video of someone doing the crazy flipping with chopsticks and a small spatula of the molded ones like I had seen from street vendors.

It's pretty awesome.

Thanks for the info!
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Nazhuret wrote:
This variant simply happens to be made in little molds?

The molds are not something regional as far as I know. There are several types of Japanese streetfood that are made in molds like this, and probably someone came up with the idea to make special molds for okonomiyaki to make it more easy to eat on the street. However, these molds create rather thick okonomiyaki and that is typical of Fukuoka style, as is the egg inside. Hence, this particular variety seems - to me, and I'm no expert - to be a special street version of Fukuoka style okonomiyaki. (But again, I may be wrong.)
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Nazhuret wrote:
This variant simply happens to be made in little molds?

The molds are not something regional as far as I know. There are several types of Japanese streetfood that are made in molds like this, and probably someone came up with the idea to make special molds for okonomiyaki to make it more easy to eat on the street. However, these molds create rather thick okonomiyaki and that is typical of Fukuoka style, as is the egg inside. Hence, this particular variety seems - to me, and I'm no expert - to be a special street version of Fukuoka style okonomiyaki. (But again, I may be wrong.)


Man, I have some stories about Fukuoka....
 
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KSensei wrote:
Lajos wrote:
Nazhuret wrote:
This variant simply happens to be made in little molds?

The molds are not something regional as far as I know. There are several types of Japanese streetfood that are made in molds like this, and probably someone came up with the idea to make special molds for okonomiyaki to make it more easy to eat on the street. However, these molds create rather thick okonomiyaki and that is typical of Fukuoka style, as is the egg inside. Hence, this particular variety seems - to me, and I'm no expert - to be a special street version of Fukuoka style okonomiyaki. (But again, I may be wrong.)


Man, I have some stories about Fukuoka....


I lived in Fukuoka for 3 years. My apartment was in Nishijin and I worked in Tenjin.

I drank waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much when I was there.
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Those type of molds are usually used for okonomiyaki here too.
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Helljin wrote:
KSensei wrote:
Lajos wrote:
Nazhuret wrote:
This variant simply happens to be made in little molds?

The molds are not something regional as far as I know. There are several types of Japanese streetfood that are made in molds like this, and probably someone came up with the idea to make special molds for okonomiyaki to make it more easy to eat on the street. However, these molds create rather thick okonomiyaki and that is typical of Fukuoka style, as is the egg inside. Hence, this particular variety seems - to me, and I'm no expert - to be a special street version of Fukuoka style okonomiyaki. (But again, I may be wrong.)


Man, I have some stories about Fukuoka....


I lived in Fukuoka for 3 years. My apartment was in Nishijin and I worked in Tenjin.

I drank waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much when I was there.


Where did you go drinking at!?!? Tenjin was near the train station right?
 
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Oyafuko-dori we often went to place called "Jacky's American Bar" lots of expats hung out there.

Also over across the street from Daia there was a place up a few floors called the International Bar.

There are a couple of train lines running thru Tenjin. The Nishitetsu and the subway down in the Chikagai.
 
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Yeah, we spent all our time at Oyafuko-dori. We would go to the Darkroom, Funky Cafe, Happy Cock, and a few others that I don't remember their names. I remember one new years day waking up at an apartment that was somewhere in Fukuoka where I had never been before. I was walking down this road in what seemed like the industrial area which was eerily silent when I finally saw a cab. I managed to wave him down and asked him to take me back to Oyafuko-dori, but he didn't know what I was talking about. Only other thing I could tell him was there was a Mos Burger in the vicinity.

I thought that Hakata Station was in Tenjin...or was that the Canal City Mall?
 
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Tangential question:

Does anyone have recommendations on takoyaki pans/molds for home use? I was thinking of picking up this guy on Amazon, but I'd love suggestions if anyone has experience.
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There is nothing worse than leaving a bar you went into at 9pm that night and you come out with the sun is coming up.

I did that several time on that street. I hate that feeling.

Canal City was built after I moved back to the USA.
 
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