Dohtonbori is an okonomiyaki restaurant in Towada. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake, but savory instead of sweet. Okonomi means “what you like” and yaki means “grilled”.
All tables come equipped with a grill (they have chair seating and “Japanese” style seating but there is room for your feet underneath the table so you are actually sitting up anyway).
You can choose from a variety of bowls that contain meat, vegetables, egg, cheese and a type of rice crispy looking thing.
Mix the ingredients in the bowl thoroughly and scoop out onto the grill.
Next, flip the pancake over and grill the other side
This one looks ready!
Finally you can put your toppings on top of the pancake. First “paint” the sauce on the pancake and add mayonnaise. Then sprinkle anori (dried seaweed) and katsuobushi (smoked bonito shavings) on top. This part is cool because the bonito shrivels up on top of the okonomiyaki!
Now it is ready to eat!
This was my first time trying okonomiyaki and I thought it was great! It’s a good place to go with a few friends. Enjoy!
- From POL gate, head towards Towada City.
- At the fork, follow the road left.
- After passing the Homac/WonderGoo/Hard-Off Plaza, turn left at the next traffic light.
- Turn right on the seventh traffic light.
*The traffic light near the giant Torii Gate is #2.
- The restaurant is on the right at that corner.