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Oh what a pancake! The fine art of okonomiyaki

Erika Engle
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Students topped their okonomiyaki with shrimp, greens and edible flowers.

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Instructor Eri Matsuno, center, helps Edith Leiby, left, and Jan Ishimine whisk the batter for their okonomiyaki pancakes during a class at Whole Foods Market Kahala.

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Instructor Lina Takahashi stands by with a plate as Sue Ann Lau flips her okonomiyaki. Students found that flipping the large rounds took some guts and practice.

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An okonomiyaki pancake gets a drizzle of sauce before shrimp and vegetable toppings are added.