Hiroshima’s Soul Food

Okonomiyaki, popularly known as Hiroshima’s ‘soul food’, began to be eaten widely during and after the war, when rice was in short supply. People added extra ingredients to simple wheat pancakes and this dish was created.

Okonomiyaki is often described as a ‘Japanese pizza’ and the name literally means ‘cook it how you like’. It is a sort of savoury pancake that is cooked on an iron hotplate…

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