Latest Recipe, the all-day dining restro-bar at Le Meridien in Gurgaon, has one of finest buffets in the city but the true gem lies hidden in their a la carte menu: The Okonomiyaki-pizza which is not a pizza.
We be loving the Japanese version of a pizza, basically a flatbread with a host of toppings. The Okonomiyaki is essentially a Japanese savoury pancake with an interesting variety of toppings or add-ons. It’s made like an omelette but looks like a pizza. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this popular dish from Osaka is a favourite with us, considering it’s the only form of pizza with an umami flavour.
The toppings include prawns and bacon as well as spinach and corn. Then there’s the mayonnaise, mustard and cheese which further enhances the flavours and brings in the whole pizza vibe.
The chefs at Latest Recipe will be more than glad to customise your Okonomiyaki to your preferences and they do it, live right in front of you, to make it just as you like it. We say, yay for the bacon one!
The massive slew of cocktails at Latest Recipe; the bar churns out drinks made with house-special infusions, bitters and vermouths, and they have a small menu of cocktails with Indian flavours, so don’t hesitate to ask for stuff like a spiked Shikanji which is shockingly good with a prawn okonomiyaki.
#LBBTip: When you want to customise your portion of this Japanese pizza, ask for toppings from the Italian counter and think out of the box – spicy sausage and sharp cheese, perhaps?
Photos courtesy: Latest Recipe