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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ajiya Okonomiyaki Restaurant

Ajiya Okonomiyaki is a Japanese Restaurant located a stone throw away from Beauty World's MRT that allows diner to have a good hands on session partially preparing the Japanese Pancake over the Teppanyaki Table.

We were there in the evening for dinner and was welcome by a big Rilakuma Plush in front of the shop. It was dressed in the Japanese Chef costume and looks gloomy sitting there.

Interior bears a homely and welcoming feel with a "U" Shape Teppanyaki counter on the right and a few tables on the left. If you want to skip  sitting at the Teppanyaki counter, you can choose the sides table for a cozy place to dine. Unfortunately the space is rather limited and these 3 sides table were partitioned by a top hanging Japanese blinds only.


Open Kitchen

Teppan Yaki Counter
Like most Japanese places, I thought beverages were pretty ordinary and have nothing much to talk about. They have this cold Houjicha infused with Wildberry, it tasted sweet and refreshing.

Ajiya's Iced Wildberry Houjicha - $4.50
Drink is made with fresh lemons and with soda, refreshing too.

Lemonade - $3.50
Starting off with the appetisers, it was quite mind blowing for someone who likes century egg. Served chilled with silken tofu and Japanese surimi crabmeat topped with bright orange tobiko was presentable. I like it best with them on the century egg sauce, addictive and delectable. That really whet my appetite for more!

Century Egg Kani Tofu - $7
It feels outcast not to order when everyone's is ordering. Fill your carbohydrates now! Sliced Potatoes were served on a hotplate topped with mozzarella cheese & mentai sauce generously.

Potato Cheese Mentai - $10
You can make it spicy or the non-spicy. The cold ramen dish was served beautifully with ham, egg strips, surimi crabmeat and vegetables covered. Together dressed in its tangy Japanese sauce, its just another item not to be missed in its menu.

Hiyashi Chuka - $11
What's Okonomiyaki? The word might not be familar but I believe that once you see it, you will definitely recall that you have seen it somewhere.  Aijiya is serving Okonomiyaki, a Japanese style Pizza filled with cabbage, tempura crisps, pickled ginger, scallions and egg. The best part of the dining session is that you can to topped it off with Okonomiyaki sayce, mayonnaise, aonori and bonito flakes, all at your desired servings!

Pouring Everything onto the Teppanyaki Plate

Making it in shape

Waiting for it to cook

Flip over

Cooking Okonomiyaki

Toppings at your desire

With Bonito Flakes
For Okonomiyaki you can choose to have seafoood, meat, veggie delight, choosing 3 items from the mentioned category. We had the Ajiya's combo which can choose 3 items from any category and we had Squid, ham and spinach. You can add on other toppings as well.

Ingredients were served in a bowl and if you request you can DIY (Do It Yourself) by mixing them then pass back to the server to cook it well over the Teppanyaki counter. The best that it was cooked freshly in front of our eyes, carefully placing the food in the proper round shape. Food was not too greasy and ingredients were indeed very generous.

Ajiya Combo - $15
As a whole, service is friendly and the concept of DIY-ing is pretty interesting. Do note that no reservations will be taken for seats at the Teppanyaki counter. Also, GST is absorbed for all prices but do take note that 10% of service charge will be required.

Rating: 3 / 5

Ajiya Okonomiyaki Restaurant
Location: 104 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598603

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