On our last night in Japan, our good friend Yoshiko took us out for okonomiyaki. My, oh my – this was good!

Prior to going out, my companions wanted to know what it was and I described as a pancake with Japanese ingredients. I had had it before, but this time I tried it with mayo on the side.

Surprisingly, I saw quite a few Japanese using mayo on dishes such as okonomiyaki, yakisoba, sushi, etc.


To learn more about its history and local varieties, visit History – Okonomiyaki World.


Corn Ice-cream from Korea

Around the Oberursel area, we get all kinds of ethic, exotic, and extra-terrestrial food, or so it seems. The latest contribution to my collection in tasting unusual food was this corn ice-cream.

A Korean student had brought it to the lesson, and when I saw the wrapper, I did not associate a picture of corn cubs with ice-cream. Except for that it was very cold to the touch.

Corn ice-cream from Korea

Low and behold, it did contain corn-flavored ice-cream, complete with kernels.

corn-flavored ice-cream

… and surprisingly, it tasted very good! Asians do have a knack for combining ingredients in unusual combinations, such as using vegetables in an ice-cream. The Asian market seems to be more willing to try out new concoctions.

The Japanese have a proverb – roughly translated:

If you eat or drink something you have never tasted before, you get to live an extra 70 days.

If you are in the Oberursel area and would like to try this ice-cream, then visit Handok.

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