Monday, March 18, 2013

Dish of the week: Tonpei Yaki

Tonpei yaki is a very popular Japanese dish served in izakayas and family restaurants. Loved by kids and adults (and tourists!) it's a must try for those who aren't ready to dive into chicken bones and firefly squid just yet, but still want to try classic Japanese flavors.

What is tonpei yaki?

It's an omelet filled with shredded cabbage and sliced pork, served with a sweet and savory tonkatsu sauce, mayo and bonito flakes. For those of you who are familiar with okonomiyaki (commonly known as Japanese pizza), tonpei yaki is very similar to that.

Why should I order tonpei yaki? 

To try flavors that are distinctively Japanese but not too complicated. Tonpei yaki is very easy to appreciate and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The shredded cabbage makes it high in antioxidants, while the eggs are a great source of protein and vitamin D.

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