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judiftx1 Oct 9, 2009 07:52 AM

Does anybody know of a Japanese restaurant in Austin that serves this dish ? It is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. I had it in California and it was terrific

  1. Homero Oct 13, 2009 03:35 PM

    Cheese or no cheese, I'm glad that there is finally something other than sushi and teppanyaki in town. I have been wanting to try takoyaki since I saw it on No Reservations when Bourdain when to Osaka. Apparently, Osaka Soul is going to start serving takoyaki soon as well. In the meantime, I'm going to wait on a street corner and have them deliver it to me. :) I hope they get a physical location soon.

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      nibs Oct 9, 2009 07:26 PM

      Haven't tried them, but okonomiyaki is all they sell..
      http://www.osakasoul.com/

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        verily Oct 10, 2009 07:27 PM

        Judging from their website, they don't have an actual location. Sounds like they operate out of a house or a rental kitchen and do delivery only.

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          thebodytx Oct 13, 2009 12:53 PM

          I showed my Japanese wife (born in Kobe and 30 years living in Japan) the menu from Osaka Soul and she was appalled. Cheese on okonomiyaki; never! I showed her the Wiki entry with an illustration of an Osaka okonomiyaki with cheese and she said it must be for tourists.

          FWIW, her okonomiyaki dinner parties for friends are quite popular. She assembles the ingredients (see Asahi Imports) and has each person cook his/her own. After one lesson many have gone on to preparing it themselves at home.

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            lixlix Oct 13, 2009 01:24 PM

            I don't know man, cheese is fairly common ingredient in okonomiyaki in Japan kind of like how cheese is fairly common in other traditional Japanese fast foods like takoyaki.

            Besides, the smorghasboard nature of okonomiyaki lends itself to invention.

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              thebodytx Oct 13, 2009 04:36 PM

              Cheese in takoyaki? You've got to be kidding.

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          nortronz Oct 9, 2009 12:13 PM

          I am not aware of anyone who serves this awesomeness. You are going to have to make your own. Asahi Imports on North Burnet rd. has a pretty good batter mix and you can find the recipe online. There is a Youtube channel called "cooking with dog" that has a great video on all the steps involved. It is really fun to make and even more fun to eat. Especially after a night of hard drinking.

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