Otafuku is the brand of sauce used on Hiroshima’s famous okonomiyaki!
If you go to any supermarket anywhere in Japan, you can find Otafuku products lined up on the shelves.
And from among those products, today we'd like to introduce…
… the "Issai kara no" ("From 1-year-olds") series!
Yours truly, just happens to be in the middle of raising a 1-year-old and that's why I wanted to try this series – I wanted to make mini-oko, i.e. small okonomiyaki. (The main roles are played by one of my neighborhood friends, who is also a mother, and my daughter.)
========= How to make mini-oko =========
Ingredients for two:
・ Otafuku ”From 1-Year-Olds” Okonomiyaki rice flour 40g
・ Water 70cc (ml)
・ Cabbage 150g (finely chopped into 2x2mm pieces)
・ Green spring onion 5g (finely chopped)
・ Sliced pork belly 40g (Cut into bite-sized pieces)
・ Egg x 1
・ Otafuku ”From 1-Year-Olds” Okonomi-sauce
At our house, we use meringue in the okonomi batter, so we separate the yolks and the whites, but of course it's okay not to separate them!
<1> Mix the flour and water. Add the cabbage, spring onions, finely chopped pork and egg, and mix together.
<3> Flip the okonomiyaki over, put a lid on the pan and fry for another 4 minutes or so.
<4> Lift the lid, turn the okonomiyaki around, and then fry for yet another 4 minutes to ensure they’re cooked all the way through.
<5> Garnish with lashings of Otafuku ”From 1-Year-Olds” Okonomi-sauce, and decorate with green dried seaweed and mayonnaise. All that’s left to do is enjoy!
*My recipe can be found here in Japanese (Otafuku "From 1-Year-Old’s series Mama's Love Square", the "Mini-oko (with egg)"):
She can't wait to get permission to start… She loves the flavor of the sauce. "Sooo good!"
All the products in the series including the "From 1-Year-Olds Okonomi Sauce" are made without the 7 most common allergy causing ingredients (eggs, milk, wheat, buckwheat, peanut, shrimp, crab). Each product is designed to create mild flavored dishes suitable for young children.
Created by Hiroshima's much-loved sauce maker, Otafuku, the "From 1-Year-Olds" series is a gem we want to share.
The “From 1-Year-Olds Series” by Otafuku Sauce is sold in supermarkets and baby product shops all over Japan, as well as at the online shop.
Otafuku Online Shopping "Gochiso-bin" :
From 1-Year-Olds Series Mama's Love Square:
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Izumi Furukawa Hello. My name is Izumi Furukawa and I was born in Kagawa Prefecture. Before getting married in 2012, I wrote for various magazine companies and Internet based media organizations in Tokyo. After marrying, I moved to Hiroshima and am now raising my child as well as writing stories about my fascination with this area through Setouchi Finder. Most of the articles I write are about places I visit on weekends with my family. My favorite driving course is Route 375 from Saijyo to the Miyoshi Area, and my favorite food from the Hiroshima area is Anagomeshi (from Miyajima)!!
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