After a late, late (or early morning) bedtime on a Sunday morning, a hearty brunch is perhaps the only way to get some sleepy girls out of bed... yet, brunch is pretty nonexistent in Japan, so we've replaced it with okonomiyaki... Japanese style!
The Kansai region is particularly famous for its okonomiyaki: it's a savoury pancake containing batter, shredded cabbage, green onions, and any meat or toppings you like, such as kimchi, mochi, octopus, pork, or shrimp. In okonomiyaki, practically anything goes, hence the name, literally meaning "grill what you like".
Oh, and I like it all. I also think I found the best okonomiyaki restaurant in Osaka, Fusaya. It's very famous around here, and it is indeed the tastiest okonomiyaki I have ever had. It's hidden in a little run-down, covered arcade halfway between Shinsaibashi and Tanimachi (where I live), and has the friendliest owner and the walls are covered with pictures and autographs of celebrities who visited the shop.
I highly recommend to start with the kimchi yakisoba noodles, and follow with the mochi cheese and shrimp okonomiyaki. Mochi are Japanese rice cakes, and they melt perfectly in the batter, along with the cheese and variety of vegetables.
Thank you Eve for introducing me to this hidden treasure!