7 Premium Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

A product sold by Seven-Eleven.


Hello, I’m SeiDon.
I’m amazed at how frozen okonomiyaki is evolving every day.
This time, it’s a special article on frozen foods.

Okonomiyaki, a dish that captivates all Japanese people! It’s a very simple dish made by mixing flour with water, using cabbage as the main ingredient, and adding various other ingredients as desired before grilling. Its simplicity and freedom from strict rules allow it to be loved by people of all ages, from adults to children, who can enjoy the happiness of seeing the finished product. Surely, there is no Japanese person who dislikes this dish. Born in some regions, it has now become a nationally beloved soul food.

Seven-Eleven’s “Hiroshima Okonomiyaki,” carefully grilled one by one on an iron plate. It stands out in Seven-Eleven’s frozen food section with its overwhelming presence! Its unique packaging doesn’t make it look like a typical frozen okonomiyaki. You can enjoy authentic Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki simply by heating it in the microwave as it is in the tray. It boasts a high quality for frozen okonomiyaki, though the recent rise in raw material costs has led to a price increase of about 10 yen. However, it has been renewed with a convenient tray that doesn’t require a plate.


Cooking Method

Simply open the lid to the dotted line and heat it in the microwave – that’s it! No complicated steps are needed! This method has become a standard in frozen foods, allowing for easy and instant enjoyment of delicious meals, thanks to the efforts of various companies.
There are no small packets of sauce, aonori, or bonito flakes that are typical of frozen okonomiyaki. It seems to be rapidly frozen in its complete form. While the final garnishing after microwave cooking can be fun, it can also be a hassle, making this frozen okonomiyaki user-friendly and convenient, eliminating extra steps.
By the way, the calorie count is 495 kcal.

Impressions of the Taste

This is What the Finished Product Looks Like

One of the two major types of okonomiyaki, Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, is characterized by using Chinese noodles as the base. It may seem like an additional topping, but this is actually the standard, giving a great sense of value. This makes Hiroshima okonomiyaki both voluminous and satisfying, attracting people with its appeal! Unlike the flexible, easily enjoyable Osaka-style okonomiyaki, which can be made and eaten casually by anyone, Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is filled with traditional techniques, making it a bit difficult for amateurs to replicate. However, advances in frozen food technology have made this somewhat high-barrier dish more accessible, and I feel that Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is slightly winning over.

However, this is not the true finished form!

After all, it’s best to enjoy okonomiyaki with a side of white rice and miso soup in a set meal style!

Combining carbohydrates with carbohydrates, such as rice and ramen, is popular, but rice with okonomiyaki is a somewhat divisive style. Even in regions that are neither Osaka nor Hiroshima, this style is most preferred!


Will this product be a hit or miss? It was a fun time! Now, let’s dig in!

The sweet sauce enhances the deliciousness of the fluffy Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. Heating the sauce in the microwave makes it warm, spreading a fragrant aroma as if it were grilled on an iron plate. There may be some room for improvement, but that doesn’t detract from the distinctive taste of Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. However, this is also what makes it good. The flavor might slightly change depending on the ingredients, but the premise is to enjoy okonomiyaki while it’s hot and fresh.
The base is made with Chinese noodles, carefully grilled one by one. The charred noodles become crispy, creating an enjoyable texture where the chewy and crispy parts intersect in your mouth.

Like prepared foods, pre-sauced okonomiyaki can sometimes lack enough sauce. Therefore, additional sauce is often necessary, but there’s no such worry with Seven-Eleven’s Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki! It comes generously sauced.

Mayonnaise is essential for okonomiyaki. However, recently some okonomiyaki enthusiasts argue that mayonnaise dilutes the original sauce flavor, making the taste blurry.
The ingredients include cabbage, pork, and fried squid. Eating and finding pieces of pork feels like a treasure hunt. Okonomiyaki is a dish that can be enjoyed from start to finish.
For those who don’t understand, “okonomiyaki on rice” may seem incomprehensible!
The rich sweet sauce blends perfectly with the exquisite okonomiyaki and white rice, creating a grand harmony in your mouth. The unexpected deliciousness fills your mouth, leaving you amazed.
However, okonomiyaki topped with mayonnaise may not pair as well with white rice…
They are different entities, but each has its unique charm, creating a delicate yet distinct sense.

Final Thoughts

Despite the rise in prices due to inflation, the tray version of Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is noteworthy. The tray makes it feel like there’s more, and the substantial portion is satisfying. As a frozen okonomiyaki, it is of high quality and stands a rank above other products.


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Finally, thank you for reading this long article. I would be happy to receive your comments.

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