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Cabbage and Ginger Pickle Pizza

What’s round and topped with cabbage, ginger pickles, bean sprouts, mayonnaise, otafuku sauce and dried fish shavings? Okonomiyaki pizza, of course!

The beloved Osaka “omelet” is traditionally made with an eggy batter that includes shredded slimy yams, but Shakeys gives it a Western-style twist by piling all the ingredients onto a pizza crust instead. Pass the seaweed, please!

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

3 thoughts on “Cabbage and Ginger Pickle Pizza Leave a comment

  1. As with so many — though by no means all — of the food oddities you surface for us, Jonelle, I find this kind of appealing.

    So, what are you having for Thanksgiving dinner?

    • I went out for paella with my friend Ayumi! The place where I live now doesn’t have an oven, so pretty much all the traditional foods weren’t even in the realm of possibility. Never realized before how much we rely on baking!

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