As a collaboration project between Euglena Co., Ltd., which develops euglena products, and Jiyugaoka, foods, drinks, and sweets using euglena are sold at restaurants in Jiyugaoka. Among them are Thai curry with euglena, bagels, and even okonomiyaki!
So, this time, I decided to go to eat "Euglena Okonomiyaki" which the En-eating editorial department was particularly interested in! What kind of taste is it?
■ Go to "Donkey", a restaurant where you can eat euglena okonomiyaki
Donkey, a restaurant where you can eat euglena okonomiyaki, is about a 5-minute walk along the railroad tracks from the front exit of Jiyugaoka Station. The shop is on the second floor of the building in the alley.
There are counter seats and table seats in the store. The Beatles are playing in the BGM and it has a fashionable atmosphere.
■ Immediately order the Euglena menu
There are two types of menus with euglena, "Special Euglena Okonomiyaki" and "Green Potato Salad". I ordered both of them.
■ Try eating Euglena potato salad
The first thing that was brought in was the potato salad "Green Potato Salad" containing euglena. I'll eat it right away!
"Green Potato Salad" is kneaded with Euglena powder and has a slightly green color. Freshly squeezed cucumbers and onions are added to the Hokuhoku potatoes, accented with a spicy, coarsely ground pepper.
I was expecting something like Euglena (?), But there is no green odor at all! It's delicious potato salad. According to the mother, the taste of mayonnaise is so strong that the taste of euglena disappears.
■ Try eating euglena okonomiyaki
Next, "Special Euglena Okonomiyaki" containing today's main dish, Euglena, was brought in!
"Special Euglena Okonomiyaki" is an okonomiyaki made by kneading euglena powder into the dough. The ingredients include cabbage, pickled ginger, bacon, and clams.
Okonomiyaki professional mom will bake it on the iron plate provided on the table.
The sound and aroma of okonomiyaki stimulates your stomach.
After waiting for about 10 minutes while chatting with a friendly mom, the euglena okonomiyaki was finally completed! After all, the dough is slightly green even after baking!
There are two types of sauce for okonomiyaki, sweet and dry. This time, I chose a dry one with the recommendation of my mom, who said that it goes well with mellow mayonnaise.
When you eat a bite, the flavor of the clam shore gently slips through your nose. Crispy bacon and crispy cabbage are combined there, doubling the taste and texture! The taste of Euglena is ... I don't think so.
The topping mayonnaise is covered with euglena powder, and when you eat it with okonomiyaki, the scent like matcha will come out of your nose. Is it a little similar to the flavor of green laver? I thought, but I couldn't tell the difference after all because I was actually riding a real green laver.
■ Conclusion, euglena okonomiyaki is delicious
According to the mother, the powder of Euglena is mixed with young barley leaves to make it easier to eat. Indeed, I have certainly not claimed a strong taste like algae or green juice. The taste and aroma are modest, so you can enjoy potato salad as potato salad and okonomiyaki as okonomiyaki. Both were very delicious!
■ Does Euglena also have the effect of improving communication?
According to her mother, Euglena also has the effect of improving communication. It is attractive that it fills your stomach and cleans your intestines! The Euglena menu is now more popular with female customers than male customers, but in the future it may become a healthy menu loved by men and women of all ages!