[NEW] Try your hands at making your own Okonomiyaki?
Ajiya is a DIY, customisable Okonomiyaki restaurant at Bukit Timah (Jalan Jurong Kechil, somewhere near Lor Kilat) where you can try your hands at making your own okonomiyaki and saucing it according to your creativity.
The last I had Okonomiyaki お好み焼き was in the streets of Osaka. (Miss it so much. Bring me back.)
It is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients such as cabbage, pork belly, octopus, squid, shrimps, vegetables and cheese.
This would be typically topped with Okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori (seaweed) and bonito flakes.
The name is derived from the word “okonomi”, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, while “yaki” means “grill”
At Ajiya, customers get to sit around a teppan counter, cook and flip their own Okonomiyaki. However, you can always request for the more experienced service staff to do so.
Price is at $11 to $14.
It was interactive, engaging to watch food prepared right in front of you, and the children were obviously quite intrigued.
Taste wise, I liked the light crunch of the cabbage, and the fillings weren’t till starchy. I did wish that the outer layer had more crisp.
Other offerings include signature items are Century Egg Kani Tofu – Surimi crabmeat combined with Japanese silken tofu topped with a homemade century egg sauce ($6), Shio Koji Tori Karaage ($12), Scallop Mentai ($13) and Homemade Gyoza ($6 for 5).
Ajiya Okonomiyaki Restaurant
104 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598603 (Junction of Jln Jurong Kechil & Toh Yi Drive, Beauty World MRT Station Downtown Line)
Tel: +65 6463 3461
Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm – 3pm Last Order 2:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm – 10pm last Order 9:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon