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Okonomiyaki Fugetsu at ION Orchard in Singapore

Okonomiyaki Fugetsu at ION Orchard in Singapore

Pancake...or omelet?

The word okonomiyaki doesn’t roll off my tongue smoothly; I often get stuck after o-ko-no, which annoys me. OKONOMIYAKI: It’s a cabbage-laced pancake that doubles up as an omelet with squiggles of mayonnaise, sweet-sour brown sauce (that is almost teriyaki-like) and shaved bonito flakes on top. I’ve never eaten one, but a few people recommended this after reading my post on Gindaco Takoyaki. Since the okonomiyaki stall was right next to the takoyaki stall, I thought, “Why not?”

Plain cabbage, pork, prawns or seafood?


There is a choice of plain cabbage, pork, prawns or seafood to add into the okonomiyaki – I went for the obvious: pork (SGD5.50). The cook poured the flour batter, water and egg on the hot grill and while waiting for it to cook, he added cabbage shreds, scallions and your choice filling. He cracked an egg on top and waited until the pancake was properly cooked. The whole process took about 20 minutes.

Okonomiyaki with pork

It doesn’t look very pretty because the auntie placed my pancake/omelet into the plastic container before I had a chance to snap a picture. The sides were grilled till crispy and the centre was gooey and almost fluffy, like the centre of a good takoyaki ball. Minced pork bits were buried in there, giving the okonomiyaki a fuller bite.

That said, I didn’t enjoy this as much as I enjoyed the takoyaki; it was tasty, but not exactly mind-blowing. rif however, liked the okonomiyaki better so you’ll have to try this and the takoyaki to decide which one you like best.

Okonomiyaki Fugetsu
#B4-66,
ION Orchard

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26 Responses

  1. wow…savory!! And the best thing is “with pork”!! ;-)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha…yup! Pork makes the world a better place. :P

  2. i think in this case, seafood would have been a better option. little pieces of prawns are much better to bite into than pork.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I considered seafood, but the lady kept saying pork was their best-seller. Next round…next round!

  3. ulric

    Get Rif to try the one in Isetan Foodmarket KLCC and c if he likes it better =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Oooo…I forgot about the foodmarket. Is it non-halal? :)

      1. ulric

        Nope…it’s halal :( but while u r there u can try the other stalls…some good stuff there =)

        1. Bangsar Babe

          Then I guess I have to buy bacon from Isetan and eat it with the okonomiyaki. Lol

          1. ulric

            Good idea…might as well add unagi while u r at it =)

          2. Bangsar Babe

            Hahaha…that’s going to be a monstrous okonomiyaki!

          3. ulric

            FYI…so far the best okonomiyaki I tasted in KL is served at Riki-Ya…superb pairing of seafood and savoury sauce =)

  4. We used to have this okonomiyaki restaurant at Low Yat plaza, but closed down >.<

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Aiks…I guess Malaysians aren’t as big a fan?

      1. ulric

        Yeah…it closed down…missed their Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki with udon or soba :( but there’s the Tonpeiyaki at Watami =)

  5. I like the one in Isetan too. It’s a relatively new dish for me, but I like what I’ve tasted so far.

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Mmmm…time for me to go to Isetan! :)

  6. i love okonomiyaki but i am yet to find one that i really like. :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Lol. You can probably make this yourself. ;)

  7. ooh, i’m one of those who prefer okonomiyaki to takoyaki! but i guess the latter is better for snacking, while okonomiyaki makes a heavier meal :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Actually…I think okonomiyaki is just as light. Either that or I’m greedy. Hahaha

    2. Bangsar Babe

      Actually…I think okonomiyaki is just as light. Either that or I’m greedy. Hahaha

  8. hmm another one of my fav japs food …..okonomiyaki..
    it surely looks verry delicious…

    1. Bangsar Babe

      It was not bad la…just not my kind of snack. :P

  9. it looks delightful. and looking at all the yummy pictures is making my gastric juice go aaaarghhh. I wonder if we can get it here in KL. The last I knew was in Low Yat…

    1. Bangsar Babe

      According to ulric, you can get it at Isetan, :)

      1. ulric

        Yea…Isetan Foodmarket at KLCC…lotsa good stuff to try there :)

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