I’ve been to Japan a number of times over the years including a 5 month stint in Tokyo during graduate school. Yet, every time I go back I discover something new! This time it was “Monjayaki”. Monjayaki is originally from the Tokyo area and is similar to a vegetable pancake but with a very liquid batter. The batter is then pan-fried – think melted cheese on a grill. You then eat it directly off the flat grill by scraping the batter with small spatulas. Can you tell that the Japanese love to “work for their food”! I know that this may not sound delicious but if you love “melted/fried cheese” which I DO…..you will love monjayaki!
My cousin and her husband took me to a dive in downtown Nagoya that specializes in monjayaki!