Genki Living: Budget Pricing for Okonomiyaki

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10130 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 534-7268
http://www.myspace.com/genkiliving

Okonomiyaki..if you don’t know what it is, you should try it soon. It is essentially a Japanese pancake. The batter consist of flour mixed with Japanese yams, to give it a chewy texture. The batter is also usually mixed with lots of cabbage and also an egg. Depending on the region of Japan, sometimes yakisoba noodles are added inbetween the two layers of batter. Meat is usually put inbetween the two layers of batter for extra flavor.  It is finally topped with seaweed and bonito.

On our quest to find this dish, we landed here at Genki Living. The first place I’ve ever tried okonomiyaki was at Ebisu down in fountain valley, and it was not good at all. It was very soft and very wet. The middle is usually suppose to be a little moist, but at Ebisu, it’s literally very wet. Here at Genki Living, the okonomiyaki is moist, but not overly wet. The okonomiyaki sauce is very good and there wasn’t too much mayonnaise added. The soba noodles were cooked to a good, firm consistent texture. Overall, it’s good and I would recommend it over Ebisu’s offering.

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As for the takoyaki, it was your standard affair. I use to think takoyaki is suppose to be crispy, but apparently, it’s not. So based on this new piece of information, I’m not much of a takoyaki man. At least this place isn’t too mushy. It was good for what it is and the price was around $5, so it wasn’t too bad.

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~ by thankgoditsfood on June 18, 2009.

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