[HIROSHIMA, JAPAN] One place you have to go is the Okinomimura Village, which is filled with multiple levels of stalls selling Hiroshima style okonomiyaki. It was hard to choose among which stalls to dine in, but we finally settled on one that is close to the lift on the 4th floor. We were so mind blown by the food quality and hospitality!

With a very cozy retro vibe, it was definitely a very authentic okonomiyaki experience. We had the Hiroshima Special (1,200 yen) which was a Hiroshima take on okonomiyaki. Compared to the more famous Osaka style, there is significantly less flour used and yakisoba is added within the pancake too! The portion was humongous, definitely enough for 2. The flavours were intense, with the sweet savoury sauce used. There was a beautiful mix of textures, from the crispy pancake, to the chewy noodles and the fresh crunch from the heaping amount of spring onions.

What left us speechless was the Grilled Butter Oysters (1,100 yen) which were not only huge, but was so fresh and juicy! Each bite was a literal explosion of seafood rich flavours and we love how the grilling has created a crust around the oysters.

Definitely a must visit in Hiroshima and I think it is a great place to try out what the prefecture is famous for: okonomiyaki and oysters!