I don’t think there’s any culture around the world that doesn’t have some form of a pancake. Pour some dough in a pan, top it with stuff. It’s easy. It’s tasty.
The Japanese seem to have it perfected though. That’s why I was thrilled when Konamon opened in the up-and-coming Gallusviertel neighbourhood. They serve Japanese street food classics okonomi-yaki and takoyaki in an adorable little restaurant that has no more than 5 or 6 tables.
The waiters are super friendly and eager to walk you through some of the more foreign aspects of the menu, and the restaurant has a cosy and intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for a week-night dinner date.
If you’re feeling adventurous, share an order of takoyaki (battered and fried octopus balls) and order one of the many pancakes they feature on the menu. If you’re feeling creative, you even have the option to create your own. I’m constantly trying different variations here and I think that’s why I keep coming back.
If you’ve never tried okonomi-yaki you owe it to yourself to give Konamon a try. It never disappoints!