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Iwabee is a popular okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) restaurant in Onomichi, Hiroshima. Onomichi-yaki (850 yen) which contains Onomichi’s specialty chicken’s gizzards called sunazuri and squid tempura is popular. The fluffy dough is left to stand overnight to increase its glutinous texture. Every okonomiyaki dish includes soba (buckwheat noodles) or udon (thick wheat noodles), so it has sufficient volume. It is also healthy because a lot of vegetables such as cabbage are put on the thin dough. In winter, okonomiyaki containing oyster which is one of specialties in Hiroshima is recommended.
- 31-23 Motomachi, Toyohi, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
- Contact No.
- 15-min walk from South Exit of Onomichi Station on JR Sanyo Main Line, or 15 min by car from South Exit of Shin Onomichi Station on JR Sanyo Main Line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 11:30-15:00,17:00-19:30 （Last order） Closed on Thursday
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Other Information
- *Average Price （per person）: Lunch -1,000 yen, Dinner 1,000-2,000 yen*Menu: Onomichi-yaki 850 yen, Iwabee 800 yen
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Pride on an Iron Plate
A lot of ingredients sandwiched with okonomiyaki dough are cooked well on the iron plate with a 16 mm thickness to condense the flavor of ingredients. The dough is puffy because it is made by blending eight kinds of flour and left to stand overnight. Of course, the ingredients are fresh, and the sauce is semisweet “Carp Sauce”.
Specialty ”Onomichi-yaki” which Contains Chicken Gizzards
While okonomiyaki commonly contains pork, this restaurant’s specialty “Onomichi-yaki” （850 yen） contains chicken’s gizzards. It is full of gizzards that having crunchy texture and goes well with the semisweet sauce. Squid tempura plays the role of soup stock and improves the texture.
Long-Time Popular Dish “Iwabee”
Iwabee （800 yen） is a long-time popular dish which contains pork, mochi （rice cake）, and squid tempura. Topping a heap of chopped green onion （100 yen） is recommended. As for Hiroshima-style, they have thin dough topped with cabbage and other ingredients. It is healthy and tastes lighter than it looks.