Man Creates Singapore Style Okonomiyaki As Valentine’s Day Meal With Basic Items You Already Have At Home
Valentine’s Day is today and you’re probably pressed for ideas on what to do with your significant other. If you’re planning on cozying up at home to avoid Covid-19, here’s an idea for what you can make for your date.
This 10-step tutorial by a netizen, Leslie Koh, teaches you how to make a Singapore Style Okonomiyaki using the necessities everyone’s been hoarding recently.
It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day date idea, and you definitely have all the necessities needed for it.
Check out his Facebook post below.
Read on for the full recipe.
How to make Singapore Style Okonomiyaki
First, gather the necessities you’ve been hoarding for this one-of-a-kind Singapore Style Okonomiyaki.
You’ll need a couple of eggs too, and cheese and mayonnaise if you like.
First, cut up the canned food into little chunks. This recipe uses luncheon meat and mushrooms, but you can add whatever you like.
You can use this time to channel your frustrations about being cooped up at home into chopping the ingredients up finely. You definitely don’t want your valentine to choke on a chunky Vienna sausage, do you?
Next, boil your Maggi mee. It’s important to make sure it’s not fully cooked, because you’ll be frying them again later.
Once the noodles are almost cooked, drain them and pour a little oil on them to prevent them from sticking together. We don’t want clumpy noodles in our okonomiyaki.
Now, put the noodles back in the pan and fry them until they’re slightly dry. Try to spread them out and flatten them with the back of your spatula too. It’ll make flipping the okonomiyaki easier.
Now that your noodles are cooked, it’s time for the eggs.
Beat them in a bowl and pour them over your noodles. Make sure the noodles are evenly covered, and that there aren’t any egg-less spots.
Cook until the eggs are firm and holding the noodles together.
Once your egg-Maggi pancake starts to look like an omelette, it’s time to flip it over and cook the other side.
Time to add toppings
Now it’s time to add the canned food you chopped up just now.
Sprinkle it over the egg-Maggi-omelette-pancake generously.
There’s no extra charge for additional toppings, so it’s a perfect time to add as much as you want, like cheese.
Once your pancake monstrosity has cooked through, fold it in half and plate it.
Add some mayonnaise to it to give it that extra kick.
Your okonomiyaki’s ready now, but you still need somewhere romantic to eat it, right?
Enter the toilet paper.
Leslie Koh suggests laying out a few sheets on the table as a tablecloth. It really sets the mood.
What better way to show your significant other how much you care about them than showing them that you can provide for them when toilet paper is scarce.
Seat your date down, bring out the food and you’re ready to go!
Here’s what your homemade “necessities okonomiyaki” should look like.
Personally, I’m genuinely excited to try it.
A fun Valentine’s Day date made with basic supplies
It’s great to see people making the best of the Covid-19 situation.
This really is a fun and affordable date idea for those who don’t want to go out, or if you and your partner enjoy a little DIY.
We hope this gave you some ideas on what to do for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ll be inspired to whip up a “Singapore” version of your significant other’s favourite food with necessities too.
Featured image adapted from Facebook.