Hiroshima group makes int’l “okonomiyaki” dishes to tempt G-7 leaders

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With world leaders set to gather in Hiroshima for May’s Group of Seven summit, a food academy is aiming to make local favorite “okonomiyaki” pancakes a global hit with new twists that pay homage to member countries’ cuisine.

A U.S.-style burger okonomiyaki and one featuring a German sausage and sauerkraut selection are among the variations organizers hope will prove beguiling enough to convince the deluge of summit-related visitors to take the recipes home.

A typical Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki involves layering wheat flour, cabbage, yakisoba noodles, pork and other ingredients that are cooked...

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