Get 'em While They're Hotcakes!

So apparently yesterday was National Pancake Day as sponsored by the International (ie. American) House of Pancakes. I didn't engage in the festivities since I'm waiting until Shrove Tuesday next week to consume my ホットケーキ.

Today I did though pick up a Pepsi NEX with their latest promo, Snoopy/Woodstock nestled within international foodstuffs. The very first one I noticed was Canada's contribution, none other than Woodstock corking up a bottle of Maple Syrup. If I can find the other goodies on sale, I may buy more, but I'm saving my pennies right now so I won't run out and buy them all up like I normally do.

Here's how to make the Japanese version of a pancake, お好み焼き Okonomiyaki. Dig the poodle's accent!

Ingredients for Okonomiyaki
(serves 2 people)
- Batter -
100g Soft Wheat Flour (3 1/2 oz)
140ml Dashi Soup (5 oz)
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tpsp Grated Yamaimo (Japanese Mountain Yam)
A Little Bit of Salt

200g Cabbage & Welsh Onion (7 oz)
50g Boiled Octopus (1 3/4 oz)
8 Deep-Water Shrimps
Sakuraebi (Dried Pink Baby Shrimps)
Tenkasu (Bits of Deep-Fried Tempura Batter)
Beni Syoga (Pickled Ginger)
2 Eggs
100g Slice Pork (3 1/2 oz)
- Toppings -
Okonomiyaki Sauce
Long Green Onion
Dried Bonito Frakes
Aonori (Green Laver)

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