Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake made with cabbage, eggs, seafood, meats and lots of great seasonings. In Japan you can go into tiny places and they bring you the ingredients and you cook them right on a grill at your table. There are also nice restaurants that serve a fancier sort of Okonomiyaki.
A little more than two years ago when we stayed in Waikiki for the first time we went to Chibo for dinner and loved it. We returned last night for dinner. Dinner was cooked on flat grills right in front of you. We ordered from a menu that included five courses and was prepared by the assistant executive chef. He adjusted our choices for Ken to have only seafood, substituting scallops for the beef part of the meal
For our first course we had Ahi Poke. This is cubed, sashimi grade Ahi, seasoned and topped with Daikon and carrots. The Ahi was so fresh it just melted in our mouths.
This wasn’t just an ordinary lid, it was copper with a beautiful handle on it that looked like it had been around a long time. He told us 21 years.
The fourth course was A Teppanyaki of Garlic Shrimp and Filet Mignon. For ken he prepared Scallops to substitute for the filet. It was served with bok choy, button mushrooms and these little slivers of crispy fried garlic.
To finish off we had Macha (green tea) crème brûlée. This was a light and refreshing dish to finish our meal. This is one I’ll have to try making at home.
We loved everything about this meal and the price was fantastic at $80 for two. I’m betting we eat diner there again on our way back from Australia in two weeks.