Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bang Bang Pan Pan

Sunday Funday Part 2

After a shower and nap, it was dinner time!  Friends and visitors gathered around the table for DIY Okonomiyake at Bang Bang Pan Pan in Causeway Bay.

Feeding time after the jump!

From Wikipedia: Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き?) is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "what you like" or "what you want", and yaki meaning "grilled" or "cooked" (cf. yakitori and yakisoba). Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan, but is widely available throughout the country. Toppings and batters tend to vary according to region.

Bang Bang Pan Pan was the site of my birthday dinner last year, so I kinda knew the drill.  They have some appetizers but the main event is the okonomiyaki.  I opted for the "choose your own" ingredients: scallops, cheese, corn.  I went with the spicy version (hot!) but original non-spicy and curry flavors are available as well.  The base consists of lettuce, green onion and an egg to bind.

Cooking it is easy!  Mix everything really well, start up the griddle and coat it with oil, throw the ingredients down.  A twist and a flip and a few minutes later...

Add sauce and toppings to decorate, snap a picture, and eat!

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