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Okonomiyaki Night w/ Okonomi-Chi Chef Rich Gurney

Date & Time

April 10, 2016 | 5pm - 11pm

The crew of Okonomi-Chi will be taking over the Sidecar at The Long Room once again, Sunday April 10th!
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 there are four 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, the crew 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 our very own creation-porkyaki; takoyaki made with Berkshire pork sausage.
Whether you’ve fallen in love with Okonomiyaki on a previous trip to Japan, or have never experienced it before, come join us for a great time.


Takoyaki-4 for $6, 8 for $10
Lightly fried octopus snack. Available also with shrimp (ebiyaki) or pork sausage (porkyaki).
Okonomiyaki Specials:
The Classic-16
Traditional Japanese flavors; shrimp, pork, bonito flakes, aonori
add pork belly: 2
The Reuben-15
Corned Beef, Homemade thousand island dressing, sauerkraut
Sweet Carolin(a)-16
Drew the sous’ concept: Smoked pulled pork, carolina mustard bbq sauce, pickled cucumber
The Curry-15
Japanese Curry, succulent chicken, seasonal vegetables, toasted black sesame seeds
Okonomiyaki (build your own)-9
Served with okonomi sauce and kewpie mayo, build up your okonomiyaki with the following:
$3 -Shrimp
     -Smoked Pulled Pork
$2 -Pickled Shiitakes
     -Japanese Style Berkshire Pork Sausage
     -Japanese Roasted Pork (yakibuta)
     -Pork Belly
$1 -Fried Ginger Sticks
     -Enoki Mushrooms
     -Fried Shallots
     -Bonito Flakes
    -Pickled Ginger
    -Green Onion
    -Teriyaki Nori
    -Tenkasu (Tempura bits)
    -Fried Garlic
    -Fried Onion


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