No, I'm not talking about going to Gaja and putting the batter on the grill, but actually making okonomiyaki from scratch! It's one of the many classes that Yoko Issasi teaches in her Japanese Foodstory class. Each of her small group class takes place in a small studio downtown, around a large wooden table that she outfitted herself.
First, you have to make the flour mix, which is:
1 cup or 4 oz of weak flour, can be substituted by cake flour
1 cup dashi stock, and ..
Then, prepare the other ingredients:
12-16oz Cabbage, cut into half inch strips. Cut them again into 1/2" squares.
8 tbsp scallion, 4tbsp ginger. Chop.
4 eggs (1 for each person's portion)
4 tbsp pickled ginger
4 tbsp dried shrimp
In a new bowl, pour 1/4 of flour mix, then cabbage, scallions, ginger, and other ingredients. Add one egg. Mix roughly and see if you need to add more cabbage or not .
For dessert, Yoko made some orange agar jelly with castella at the bottom. Easy and refreshing.
She also gave us little madeleines to take home, and some of them are piggy shaped! LOVE!
For future classes, check out the website at ifoodstory.com. Yoko's Holiday Entertaining class is coming right up on December 9.