We often surmise that the national dishes of Japan are things such as sushi, katsu curry, tempura and okonomiyaki, but like any country, Japan is filled with regional variations of all these dishes. That's why, although we'e already shared a recipe for okonomiyaki, you will find this recipe quite different, as it is the version they love to cook in Hiroshima.
Okonomiyaki is quite like an omelette, but with a large number of different ingredients, which are quickly mixed together over a grill plate. The difference with Hiroshima Okonomiyaki is that the ingredients are carefully layered, so you get a distinct bite of every flavour!
Hiroshima style okonomiyaki also uses noodles and fried eggs as toppings, which is unusual compared to the standard okonomiyaki dish.
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Dashi refers to a family of soup stocks used as the base for miso soup and other popular Japanese dishes. This incredibly simple, yet tasty, broth contains extracted umami components, such as amino acids and flavors from kelp and other ingredients to create a tasty balance of flavors.