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Okonomiyaki are savoury Japanese pancakes (maybe the Brits can consider it a slightly late "pancake day" for this year!, whilst the Japanese foodies in the group will perhaps think of it as comfort food from back home).
Here are some details from the Abeno website:
"Welcome to the website of Abeno and Abeno Too, Europe's only specialist 'Okonomi-yaki' restaurants. The first Abeno was established in 1993 in the now defunct Yaohan Plaza Shopping Centre in Colindale, north London by two emigres, one from Bridlington, East Yorkshire (not important), the other from Abeno-ku in Osaka. Osaka is important because it is the culinary hot-pot of Japan and also the home of the Kansai-style of Okonomi-yaki. Since 1993, Abeno has striven to recreate an authentic Kansai okonomi-yaki experience in London by sourcing only the best ingredients (all our meat and lots of other ingredients are organic) and staff teams. This means that whether you are a native or near native okonomi-yaki afficionado, or whether you are a novice, choosing to eat at either of the restaurants means choosing to sample a delicious and healthy example of one of Japan's best-kept culinary secrets, a dish which has evolved over more than 400 years."
Oh, and we will do Sushi :-) Next time :-)