Monday, November 9, 2009

You're Invited: Dinner with Yoko, Michael and Me!

I said God Damn, I love technology. Ok, that's a lie. I don't really love all technology and I certainly don't want any of you (*ahem* Leez) to think I love technology because then you might wanna talk about it with me. I really hate talking about computers and flux capacitors and the latest cell phones that can take your basal body temperature while you talk into them. But I do love having the ability to make videos from afar and post them for you to see! I also love Skype. Now there's an invention I can support!

So, let's just say that you have really been wanting to go out for okonomiyaki with Yoko, Michael and I. Here's your chance! You can now! Just watch this video. Not only will you get to have dinner in a real live Japanese restaurant, you'll get to meet my new (read: awesome) friends!

Okonomiyaki is a popular dish made famous in Osaka, often called Japanese pizza. I happen to think it's more like an omelet meets a Korean-style scallion pancake. Egg is mixed with veggies and your choice of squid, shrimp and/or pork and sometimes a handful of skinny noodles. The finished okonomiyaki is painted with a sweet brown sauce, squirted with a zigzag of Japanese mayonnaise and sprinkled with bonito flakes. We also ordered some veg and grilled squid, sans okinomiyaki, as you will observe in the video.

Ok, dinner's ready - let's go!