@ Greg’s: Moffles & Okonomiyaki

Friday, April 3, 2009 10comments No tags Permalink 0

This photo sums up Wednesday evening at Greg’s just about right :)
Robyn attacks, Greg cooks, and I lurk in background.

We gathered for a night of MOFFLES…aka mochi-waffles. See HERE, HERE, and HERE for more background.

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Greg bought three types of mochi for our first moffle adventure – plain, red bean, and mungwort. The process of making moffles (and oohhing over their transformation in the waffle iron) was more fun than actually eating them.

Robyn summed it up accurately, saying they, “tasted like crispy rice bits.” Granted, we did little in the topping department which was our fault. You could really go all out with these…honey, butter, NUTELLA, sugar. Or go savoury with the ham and cheese route. Moffle sandwiches!

Here’s the red bean and mungwort mochi…almost pau.

Acutally, the moffles just bored us and failed to capture interest for long.

So Greg topped pieces of mochi with bitty butter pats and toasted away.

We enjoyed these much more :)

And then it was onto real food!

Greg, the waffle genius, and now, okonomiyaki master did all the cooking that night – many props to him for keeping our bellies full and happy…

…with plenty of pork…

…and even more kewpie mayo – huzzah!

I’d say it was a pretty swell night ^_^

  • anonymous
    April 3, 2009

    COME ON! you and greg are dating. admit it.

  • K and S
    April 3, 2009

    I’ve seen moffle machines around, I guess I’ll stick to toasting them ;)

  • Kathy YL Chan
    April 3, 2009

    Hey Anon!No, we are not. Greg, Robyn and I are all friends :)Kat!Yeah…unless you plan to make them a lot (include toppings!!) I don’t think it would be a very worthwhile purchase

  • SicklyBug and Cassaendra
    April 3, 2009

    Hi Kathy! It’s so funky you should mention okonomiyaki. I’ve seen it pop up a lot lately. My father was recently interviewed by the Advertiser on the history of it too! (http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200903110230/LIFE02/903110360)I’ve been meaning to make some okonomiyaki for some time. We’re definitely going to do it this weekend…thanks for the reminder! :)- Cassaendra

  • May Kasahara
    April 3, 2009

    KEWPIE!damn I need a new bottle.

  • Justin Schwartz
    April 4, 2009

    ooh, I’ve got some mochi in the fridge but, darn, I tossed my waffle maker years ago… p.s. here’s my okonomiyaki post from a coupla months ago:http://justcooknyc.blogspot.com/2009/01/finally-okonomiyaki-post.html

  • anonymous
    April 6, 2009

    Hi Kathy,Where did your friend get the mochi from? I was at Mitsuwa a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t find any mochi.Amy C

  • anonymous
    April 7, 2009

    what? no recipes? :P

  • Kathy YL Chan
    April 7, 2009

    Hey Cassaendra!Awesome article! I can’t believe that was your dad, what a small world :) Enjoy your okonomiyaki this weekend! :)Hey May!Me too! haha ^_^Hey Amy!I believe he got it from Sunrise Mart in the East Village :)Hey Justin!Nice okonomiyaki post! :) I personally think the mochi tastes better toasted than waffle’d hehe ^_^Danny!You’ll have to go prod Greg for that, hehe :)

  • Ridonkulus
    April 10, 2009

    hmm a savory waffle, that would be interesting. i just discovered eggettes in san francisco as they don’t have them in chicago. maybe they have these in nyc? they were really cheap, too.

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