I tried and compared the frozen okonomiyaki "7 Premium Seafood Okonomiyaki" (257 yen including tax) and "7 Premium Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" (483 yen including tax) sold at 7-ELEVEN! Is there a difference in taste and volume because the price is almost doubled? I would like to honestly review it!
7 Premium Seafood Okonomiyaki"7 Premium Seafood Okonomiyaki" is okonomiyaki baked with domestic cabbage and yam. The ingredients include shrimp and squid. Contains 270g (9.52oz) per bag.
7 Premium Hiroshima Okonomiyaki"7 Premium Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" is a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki with Chinese noodles and ingredients sandwiched between two thin doughs. Contains cabbage, bean sprouts, pork ribs, etc. Contains 300g (10.58oz) per bag.
"Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" is not sold in some areas. Also, depending on the region, "Hiroshima okonomiyaki baked on an iron plate one by one" or "Hiroshima okonomiyaki with squid heaven" is sold, but this time we will buy "Hiroshima okonomiyaki with squid heaven" Review
Attached source"Seafood okonomiyaki" contains the sauce, dried bonito flakes, and green laver. On the other hand, "Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" comes with only "Otafuku Sauce".
Difference in size"Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" is one size larger than "Seafood Okonomiyaki". There is plenty of noodles in it, so it has a generous volume. Also, "Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" has the dough cut into four equal parts. However, the lower noodles are connected, so when you eat it, you still need to cut it into pieces with a knife or spatula.
Difference in tasteThe dough of "Seafood Okonomiyaki" is about 2 cm thick and has a texture that melts when chewed. Rugged squid and shrimp come out from the inside, and the chewy texture gives a feeling of satisfaction. The crispy cabbage is also a nice accent. The flavor of dried bonito and green laver is also outstandingly good!
However, depending on where you eat, there may be no ingredients in it. If you think so, there may be a couple of pre-preparations in one bite, and the impression is that there is some unevenness in the way the ingredients are inserted. It's acceptable at all.
In comparison, the dough for "Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" is thin and has a soft and light texture. And underneath is a lot of Chinese noodles, cabbage, and big pork ribs. The rich otafuku sauce also goes messed up. The dough is covered with chewy noodles, crispy cabbage, and juicy pork, and the otafuku sauce puts it all together.
Summary: Which is "buy"?At first glance, "Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" with Chinese noodles seems to have more volume, but when I tried it, the dough of "Seafood Okonomiyaki" was chewy and chewy, and the feeling of fullness I got was about the same as I expected.
By the way, I wondered which one I should buy and stock, but this time I'm in charge of "seafood okonomiyaki" ! Both are delicious, and even if they are the same okonomiyaki, the Hiroshima style is completely different, so it may be difficult to compare them ... The reason is that the dough was more delicious in "Seafood Okonomiyaki". "Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" was also very delicious with lots of ingredients! However, I chose "Seafood Okonomiyaki" because I thought that the deliciousness of the dough was the best for okonomiyaki. I am glad that the price is reasonable at 257 yen.
However, it is an individual opinion of the editorial staff. Please try the one you are interested in!