The Monjayaki, also often called Monja, is a culinary specialty of the man-made island of Tsukishima in Tokyo. On this island, the “monjayaki street” is literally lined with restaurants specializing in Monjayaki. The staple food could be described as more liquid version of an Okonomiyaki, the famous Japanese pancake. In a Monjayaki, dough is mixed with a combination of vegetables, meat and seafood and cooked on a hot plate in the middle of the table. The mix is eaten directly from the hot plate, while it is still soft. Most restaurants in Tsukishima also serve Okonomiyaki.
Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can’t express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration!
For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. “Gaijin” means foreigner and “San” is a honorific suffix in Japanese.View all posts by Gaijin San