penis shaped pigs tails. Then they busted out the live octopus & still moving lobster sashimi. There was also that super awesome taco truck crawl in Highland Park, and some korean fried chicken at the prince in k-town. This time, the FOODIE group brings us to little Osaka for a taste of the Japanese Pizza otherwise known as Okonomiyaki.
Broken down, "okonomi" literally means "to one's liking" and yaki basically refers to anything grilled, so when presented with the "As you like it Japanese Pancake" offerings, we were giving a variety of choices as to what would go on top. The base generally consists of a batter mixed with cabbage, fried on a griddle and first topped with a sweet and smokey okonomiyaki sauce, which looks and tastes like a slightly thicker Worcestershire sauce. Then there's a squeeze bottle of Kewpie, (Japanese mayonnaise)shavings of smoked bonito (fish flakes!) and a sprinkle of anori, a dried powdered seaweed. From there you can customize it any way you want!
The FOODIES in command, Michael Levinson & Gloria Fan brought us to a new(ish) joint, directly imported from Tokyo, Teppan-yaki Okonomiyaki GOTTSUI on Sawtelle! (right in the same plaza as Hurry Curry & Volcano Tea House)
Then came the Okonomiyaki.
First off, can we talk about how cute their menu is? I mean, c'mon. Adorable. Kawaii illustrations. Handwritten ingredient instructions. The fact that there's a category entitled "Surprise" on their website. Sold.
2119 Sawtelle Blvd.
West Los Angeles