やさしい英語会話 (302) Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki

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前回に引き続き、広島は初めてという皆さんのために、広島を紹介するための会話をお届けします。今回は広島人のソウルフード「お好み焼」。

広島にはお好み焼屋が本当にたくさんあります。人口1万人あたりの店舗数は全国一だとか。外国人のお客さんや留学生とお好み焼を食べながら、ぜひ英語で紹介できるようになりましょう!
*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

I'm no big fan of ...
...のことがあまり好きではない

savory
ぴりっとした、塩味の利いた

layers


squid
いか

octopus
たこ

according to your preference
お好みのように

I can surely conjure up THAT image.
それ(広島風お好み焼き)がどんなものか、確かに想像できる。

why that silly expression on your face
どうしてそんなにおかしな表情をしているの。

suspicious
うさんくさい

That sounds more like a colossal mess!
それだと、とてつもなくめちゃくちゃになってしまう。
a colossal mess=途方もない混乱

revolutionary
革命的な


*** Script ***

Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki

M: Reiko, I LOVE trying new types of food. Any recommendations for food in Hiroshima?

W: Yeah. Hiroshima's famous for oysters… and Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.

M: Woo, oysters. I'm no big fan of them. Um… What is o-ko-no…?

W: Ha ha: O-ko-no-mi-ya-ki. It's hard to say. It's a traditional Japanese pancake, made with noodles. It's got a savory flavor. People eat it for lunch or dinner.

M: Hmm.. Pancakes made with noodles? What's in o-ko-no…

W: Okonomiyaki. In Hiroshima style, it's got layers—some batter, some cabbage, some noodles. Inside you can put whatever you want, such as pork, cheese, squid, or octopus. Then, you can pour special okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise on top, according to your preference.

M: Hmm… I can surely conjure up THAT image. It sounds pretty good! By the way, why do they call it o-ko-no…

W: Okonomiyaki. That's a good question! Okonomi in Japanese means "your preference," and yaki means grill. So, it means you can put in any materials that you would like to add, according to your preference, and grill them.

M: So, we can put anything that we like in it?

W: Yeah… Hey, why that silly expression on your face. You sound a bit suspicious…

M: Well… Can we put, like, dark beer in it? Or, coffee flavorings? Or, can we put apples or strawberries as an additional topping? That would make the pancakes much better! Trust me!

W: What? What are you talking about? That sounds more like a colossal mess!

M: Ha ha! Don't you want to try something revolutionary?

W: Aww… all this talk about okonomiyaki has made me hungry. Let's go to an okonomiyaki restaurant today. I know a good one!

(Written by Kyoung Jo)

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