Sushi is food that some find revolting while others find it fresh and delightful. No matter what you feel about it, sushi is not going anywhere!
It has somehow find a place in our hearts and become a part of the top list Malaysian cuisine we love to eat on a daily basis. Therefore, it is high time for us to make sushi ours. In other words, making sushi according to our own unique palate.
Guess what? We do have a sushi restaurant, Okonomi Sushi Roll, that does exactly that and you can find it in Publika!
Okonomi – Do It Your Way
When you hear the name ‘okonomi’, the first thought that pops up in your head is, ‘oh, maybe it is a word play on the word, “economy”‘. However, this is not true. It is actually a Japanese word that means, “as you like it”.
The origins of the word can be traced back all the way to late 1950s post-war Japan. At that time, everyone was suffering from starvation and searching for anything that they could eat. It was at this time that a certain food called issen-yoshoku became extremely popular.
Issen-yoshoku, which can roughly be translated as “one-coin western food,” or now known as “okonomiyaki” is basically food made using available ingredients which is very economical and fun.
True to the concept, Okonomi Sushi Roll offers more than 40 choices of fillings, 16 types of toppings & 20 sauces to create their own ‘maki’ sushi rolls. So, the next question is, what is your roll? Whatever!
The Man Behind Okonomi Sushi
When asked, ‘Why Okonomi?”, Mr. Sandeep Chokra, the founder of the restaurant remarked, “Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures and this of course, means we have a wide variety of foods to choose from. Since we are already used to having that kind of variety, don’t you think when it comes to food from other cultures, Malaysians deserve to have the same kind of variety too?”
This belief is indeed translated in the menu. Since its establishment in 2015, Okonomi has expanded their menu to other dishes such as noodles, desserts, and bentos to name a few which are delicious. We can testify to that.
Must-Try Items in Okonomi
Since there are so much fillings for you to choose from, you are bound to create something unique and sometimes, a little bizarre. But then again, if that is how you roll, be proud of it and own it! If you are really brave, ask for the Thaipusam Roll. Trust us, you are going to be pleasantly surprised.
However, if you are less adventurous and would want to eat something a little more conventional, you can choose either the firecracker sushi, the chicken karaage, katsu chicken burger or the spicy seafood pasta.
The flavours of these dishes indeed showcase the best flavour combination of Malaysia and Japan.
Don’t forget to end your dining experience there with a plate of good ol’ matcha lava cake. Honestly, I am not a big fan of matcha due to past unappetizing matcha experiences. But I can say that I am now turned due to the aromatic yet slightly bitter aftertaste of Okonomi’s matcha used in making this wonderful concoction.
Get Your Okonomi On
Interested to create your very own sushi? Head to Okonomi Sushi Roll today!