is a popular pan fried food that consists of batter and cabbage. Selected toppings and ingredients are added which can vary greatly (anything from meat and seafood to wasabi and cheese). This variability is reflected in the dish’s name; "okonomi" literally means "to one’s liking". The dish is available all over Japan, but is most popular in the west, particularly the cities of Osaka and Hiroshima.
is wheat noodles (usually thin, but sometimes thick) which instead of being served in a soup, are pan fried with meat and vegetables. The noodles will be firm, and have just a bit of a crisp to their surface. Sliced pork, onions, carrots, and bean sprouts are commonly mixed in, with a slightly sweet, soy and Worcester based sauce melding everything together. It may not be one of the healthiest foods in Japan, but its popularity shows that it is one of the tastiest! Lots of varieties exist, with some skipping sauce in favor of a lightly salty seasoning mix, or using different cuts of meat or vegetable alternates. Various toppings like dried bonito flakes or even dried seaweed flakes can be added.