.. or simply “the hundredth reinterpretation of heaven and earth”, which I only noticed much later. The Japanese “pancakes” are really a force and also produce in record time. Simple, easy, schmackofatz.
It is again one of the days when one realizes that winter cannot be stopped long from autumn. Low temperatures, rain, wind – a nasty breeze whistles through your neck. To prepare his health for this bad weather cocktail, only one thing helps. Sure, the prophylactic ramen. Let’s go to my favorite ramenbar and when I browse the menu, which I already know inside and out anyway, I notice a small but fine change.
A yellow depositor sprinkled with soy sauce and other pork pies, offers me that today there is fresh Okonomiyaki with pork belly. As a “starter” really good and less than five minutes later the Japanese treat is already in front of me. Alone the artfully prepared sauce game of teriyaki and Japanese mayonnaise are fun for me and after the first contact with my mouth a concentrated load of umami is unloaded, which asks my brain to produce more serotonin, so that I can get right in the wall.
The ensuing ramen underlines once again the visit to this locality and on the way home come with immediately dozens of ideas how to interpret this bombastic snack from the “land of the rising sun”. Here’s one of them.
Okonomiyaki with Pannas kale and wasabi. Recipe:
|Okonomiyaki||For 2 people|
|1/2 teaspoon||Baking powder|
|1 piece||1 Potato|
|1 piece||1 Apple|
|1 thumb-sized piece||Ginger|
|1 piece||China cabbage|
|1 hand||Crab chips|
|1 tsp. Sugar|
|For the Mushroom dashi:|
|1 hand||Shitake mushrooms|
|500 ml Water|
|1 large disc||Pannas or blood sausage|
|2 pieces||Egg yolks|
|1/2 tsp.||Wasabi paste|
1. First, I make a quick mushroom dashi. To do this, I pour boiling water into a bowl with dried shitake mushrooms and kombu. I put that aside and let it pull. If you don’t have the ingredients in the house, you can also take normal broth.,
2. Then mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. Then I rub a peeled, large potato into the mixture. Actually, one takes yam root, but the potato leads to the same result.
3. Now I add the mushroom dashi to the dough mixture. Add to that grated ginger and garlic. Add the eggs and mix everything into a smooth dough.
4. Now I add a head of kale cut into fine strips. I also rubbed an apple.
5. Finally, I added a handful of crab chips. That gives you another crunch.
6. Mix everything well, add about 100g of the dough to the greased pan with a trowel and squeeze it into a thumb-thick pancake. Almost like a grater cake.
7. On top of it, add a slice of the pannas. Fry the underside golden brown and then gently turn over the flatbread with a pan turner so that it can fry on the meat side. If the pancakes get too thick for you, you should push them again for about 5min into the 180degree hot oven, so that the core is also nicely baked through.
8. In the meantime, you make the wasabi mayonnaise. To do this, mix the egg yolk with the mustard and then add the oil drop by drop to create an emulsion. Finally, stir in the wasabi paste and season everything with pepper, salt and lime juice.
9. Remove the hot Okonomiyaki from the oven. Place on a plate and decorate with teriyakisoße and wasabi mayonnaise. Shokuyoku. Enjoy your meal.