Bento 46 : Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki is one of my favorite dishes to make for dinner – loads and loads of shredded cabbage, protein of your choice, all mixed in an eggy pancake redolent of dashi. All topped with ‘fruity’ okonomiyaki sauce and mayo. It takes less than 15 mins to produce this meal-in-one, I tend to use sausages, bacon or ham as the meat portion; and can therefore make this even if I forget to take out some frozen meat.
Last week I wanted to specially make some for bento. I thought I was going to be clever and cook it in my tamagoyaki pan; its the same size as my container, cutting out the need for me to slice and dice the okonomiyaki to fit in the bento box. I actually made three okonomiyaki chock full of cabbage, and layered them on top of each other. I added some carrot and takuan flowers on the last okonomiyaki.
Okonomiyaki, with a side of sweet potato flowers & peppers simmered in yakitori sauce, brocolli and sliced peppers and takuan. And oh, of course, I had a small pot of okonomiyaki sauce with me to slather on before I eat!