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Japan Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

5 November 2023

Pancake night

Shintechi Okonomimura

Hiroshima is proud of their flavour of Okonomiyaki. I think it is my preferred non fishy kind. Always with the sauce on the top. They are so proud of it that they invented a theme park, which is to say, a building with a staircase, questionable fire protection, and 24 Okonomiyaki shops.
I ate here last time I was in Hiroshima, and it was good then, and it was good now.
Important note: this is the first place I had to use cash, it is all any of the shops take, probably as it is seen as a tradition. Last time I was here you could still smoke sitting at the counters, and most people did. Additionally I just learned, they all must use exactly the same sauce, as is the tradition.

It was a shorter outing this evening after 2 days of hiking in a row, both over 40k step days, so now after my Okonomiyaki I will eat some chocolate coated banana chips, which are not traditional, but still awesome.

Japan-Hiroshima-Okonomiyaki - This place is in a side street by my hotel. Grilled seafood I think.

This place is in a side street by my hotel. Grilled seafood I think.


Japan-Hiroshima-Okonomiyaki - At first I was planning to go to the Okonomiyaki theme park tomorrow night, but when I headed to this restaurant street and noticed most of the little

At first I was planning to go to the Okonomiyaki theme park tomorrow night, but when I headed to this restaurant street and noticed most of the little restaurant only places were shut, I realised 'mostly shut on Sunday' might be a thing. All along this street are restaurants, bars, pachinko parlours and brothels. Only the Pachinko parlours seemed to be open. Do you call them parlours?


Japan-Hiroshima-Okonomiyaki - That is a lot of small bars inside one small building.

That is a lot of small bars inside one small building.


Japan-Hiroshima-Okonomiyaki - I could have gone and got crabs I guess.

I could have gone and got crabs I guess.


Japan-Hiroshima-Okonomiyaki - Ahh, here it is, Shintechi Okonomimura. Hard to type, but a good place to go.

Ahh, here it is, Shintechi Okonomimura. Hard to type, but a good place to go.


Japan-Hiroshima-Okonomiyaki - Nothing is clean in here.

Nothing is clean in here.


Japan-Hiroshima-Okonomiyaki - And there is my selection. I chose a slight variation which added kim chi so that it was 1000 yen exactly, because I did not want any coins. Also I li

And there is my selection. I chose a slight variation which added kim chi so that it was 1000 yen exactly, because I did not want any coins. Also I like kim chi.
Tomorrow is not a hiking day, but I will be going to a place with a hill by bullet train for a day trip. Although rain is forecast so who knows, plans may change.


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