This Sunday evening Sidecar is proud to host a pop-up dinner conducted by Chef Rich Gurney. Rich will be turning our kitchen into a Japanese Okonomiyaki style exhibition.
Okonomiyaki (oh-ka-no-me-ya-kee) is a savory pancake famously eaten in Osaka and Hiroshima but available throughout the whole of Japan. Sort of frittata, sort of pancake, sort of pizza, okonomiyaki traditionally consists of batter, egg, cabbage, pork, seafood, sauce and mayo. “Okonomi” literally translates to ‘what you like/what you want” while yaki translates to “grilled” or “cooked”. This is where the resemblance to American pizza comes into play, as guests can choose from a list of ingredients to make their okonomiyaki theirs. While Rich has prepared three specialty flavor combinations, guests are encouraged to satisfy their specific cravings with an okonomiyaki tailored to them.
For those with a lighter appetite, a penchant for adventure, or a case of the bar munchies, Rich will also be preparing ‘takoyaki’; a Japanese street food snack-a ball of crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, octopus in the middle, awesomeness. Also available with shrimp (ebiyaki), or Berkshire pork sausage (porkyaki?!).
Come on in and enjoy the flavors and food stylings of a land far away, right in the comfort of your favorite neighborhood bar!
Takoyaki-4 for $6, 8 for $10
Lightly fried octopus snack. Available also with shrimp (ebiyaki) or pork sausage.
Traditional Japanese flavors; shrimp, pork, bonito flakes, aonori
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Corned Beef, Homemade thousand island dressing, sauerkraut
Drew the sous’ concept: Slow roasted pulled pork, carolina mustard bbq sauce, pickled cucumber
Served with okonomi sauce and kewpie mayo, build up your okonomiyaki with the following:
-Smoked Pulled Pork
$2 -Pickled Shiitakes
-Japanese Style Berkshire Pork Sausage
$1-Fried Ginger Sticks
-Tenkasu (Tempura bits)