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BAM 40: Ikura Don (Salmon Roe Rice Bowl), Shitake and Green Onion Osumashi and Salad.

BAM 39: Teriyaki Chicken, Okara salad, Daikon with Chirimen jyako and Rice.

BAM 38: Shake (Salmon) Rice, Satoimo and shimeji miso shiru, hiyayakko with komatsuna and salmon skin daikon oroshi

BAM 37: Sui-gyoza 3 (3 of 3)

BAM 36: Sui-gyoza 2 (2 of 3)

BAM 35: Cabbage Salad with Sesame Dressing, Suigyoza Soup, Eggplant and Bell Pepper Miso Stir fry and Rice

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BAM 33: Yakiniku, Kimchi, Kimchee, Soy Bean Soup and Rice

BAM 32: Wafū Pasta 3: Sansai (Mountain Vegetable) Pasta

BAM 31: Nasu no Tuskemono (Fast and Easy), Turkey Hijiki Niku Dango (Meat Ball), Negitama (Egg and green onion) Miso Soup and Rice

Cooking Perfect Stove Top Japanese Rice (Update)

BAM 30: Okonomiyaki (American-Kitchen)

BAM 29: Okonomiyaki (Buta Tama) (Easy Breezy)

BAM 28: Classic Osaka-Style Okonomiyaki (Buta tama)

BAM 27: Hiyashi Chuka

BAM 26: Southern-Japanese Build-a-Meal featuring Fried Chicken with Umeboshi Honey Dipping Sauce, Tofu Macaroni Salad and Okara Cornbread

BAM 25: Vegan Build-a-Meal Nagaimo Pancake, Lemon Daikon, Myoga and Red Potato Miso Soup and Rice.

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Okonomiyaki Equipment

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
There are a few items that you might want to consider investing in if you make okonomiyaki a lot. I use a multipurpose electric skillet to make my okonomiyaki because it has thermostatic temperature controller that reaches 480° F, and a glass cover so I can see how the food is cooking. At okonomiyaki restaurants, they will make the okonomiyaki on the teppanyaki (a griddle built into the table) and usually don't cover it and it cooks fine but I think it gets a little fluffier if you cover it after you flip it.

Gourmet Sizzler by Zojirushi. I use this electric skillet for all sorts of things but it's great for okonomiyaki. This one has a titanium ceramic nonstick coating so I don't use the traditional Okonomiyaki spatulas and stick to a rubber or silicon one.
Essential Cooking Tools_Skillet

Traditional Okonomiyaki spatula.
This spatual is used for teppanyaki griddles like the kind you would see in the kitchen of a diner. There's no worry that you might scratch the surface of the griddle. The large one is used to flip the okonomiyaki (which by the way you should only do once) and the smaller one is used to cut off small pieces as you eat it and serve it onto a small plate. The spatula should only be used for flipping and picking up the okonomiyaki. You may feel an urge to press down on the surface of the okonomiyaki with the large spatula but you must fight this since this will undo all the work you put into making it a light and fluffy okonomiyaki.
Essential Cooking Tools_Okonomiyaki spatulas

This mayonnaise dispenser is great because it allows you to create a smooth and even layer of mayo. It also makes for a nice presentation. I got this one at Loft but I have seen them in California at the Daiso stores.
Essential Cooking Tools_Okonomiyaki mayo dispenser

Here's a close-up. This one has five holes.
Essential Cooking Tools_Okonomiyaki mayo dispenser2

Very useful. Thank you.
— Sunny, July 22nd, 2012
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