Okonomiyaki Class

Okonomiyaki is a popular savoury pancake that originates from the Kansai region, particularly Osaka, but it is also widely enjoyed in Hiroshima and other parts of Japan. The name “okonomiyaki” derives from “okonomi,” meaning “how you like” and “yaki,” meaning “grilled” or “cooked,” reflecting the customizable nature of the dish. The origins of okonomiyaki can be traced back to the Edo period (1603-1868), when early forms of the dish were known as “funoyaki.” These were simple flour-based pancakes often eaten during Buddhist ceremonies. The modern version of okonomiyaki became popular in the early 20th century, particularly in post-World War II Japan, when food was scarce, and flour-based dishes were economical and filling. The dish evolved into a more elaborate form with various ingredients, becoming a staple of soul food and home cooking. During this culinary class you will learn how to make your own delicious okonomiyaki and feast on your own creations!