I lived in London for many years and one of the best thing about this city is the food. There is an amazing variety of, well, pretty much every cuisine in the world. There are of course just as many, if not more, bad or even terrible restaurants as there are good ones but reading reviews, talking to locals or just do a little research and you can eat fantastic food and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

One of the restaurants I always come back to and recommend is Abeno. A friend recommended the restaurant and I still remember the first bite that long ago. They serve Okonomi-Yaki, a Japanese omelette. I don’t think I had ever tasted anything quite like it.


We started with a delicious miso soup.


Miso soup


Okonomi-yaki is cooked according to the seven steps of Okonomi-yaki enlightenment. I picked the Osaka mix with organic pork, prawns and kimchi.

The Arrival
The Mixing


Okonomi-Yaki the mixing
The Pouring


Okonomi-Yaki The Pouring
The Shaping
The Cooking


Okonomi-Yaki The Cooking
The Flipping


Okonomi-Yaki The flipping
The Decorating




The Okonomi-Yaki came with lovely Japanese pickles and rice.


Japanese Pickles


The food is cooked in front of you and the anticipation as the food is cooking and mouthwatering smells are a part of the experience.

The Okonomi-Yaki is light but filling, simply delicious. If you have the opportunity to try it at any point I can’t recommend this dish high enough.








6 Responses to “Okonomi-Yaki”
  1. mistimaan says:

    Loved it Petra 🙂

    • petra08 says:

      hi Priyabrataa
      It is absolutely a favorite and as far as I know there are only 2 restaurants in all of London serving them! 🙂

  2. Ben Aqiba says:

    Hello Petra,

    I am sure that is so delicious 🙂

  3. forkinggastronomy says:

    Okonomiyaki is so delicious!

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