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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Wake Up and Smell the Okonomiyaki!

Between the 4th of July holiday and storm-induced internet connectivity issues, I haven't been quite as diligent as usual about updating the blog, so sorry, dear readers. 

In case you missed it, Tom Sietsema gave our Old Town location a rave review in last week's food section of the Washington Post. He cited our breakfast as "a new reason to get up early in Old Town," explaining that "One of the best breakfasts in Washington -- the cilantro-speckled scrambled eggs with tea-cured salmon offered at three branches of Teaism -- became available in Alexandria in March, when the good-for-you, Asian-inspired restaurant opened in Old Town, its fourth dining room." 

More specifically, he loved the okonomiyaki: "a riff on the savory Japanese pancake called okonomiyaki: shredded cabbage and scallions held together with a light batter and browned to a gentle crisp. The dish comes with an over-easy egg and thick turkey bacon in the morning and a choice of grilled chicken or shrimp later in the day."

Sometimes referred to as the "Japanese version of pizza," the origins of the word "okonomiyaki" actually come from the root okonomi, meaning "what you like" and yaki meaning "grilled." 

Check out the full review here -- or just come on in for a taste of the best breakfast in town! 

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to know you have a variety of Japanese menu like okonomiyaki, bento box, ochazuke etc. I would love to visit Teaism someday.