Woohoo, finally found a better-than-average okonomiyaki restaurant in Singapore! Nanjya Monjya may be located in Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, but prices are not exorbitant at all. Mostly Japanese clientele and staff, that’s assuring. Appetisers, fried food, and a bewildering selection of okonomiyaki and monjayaki to choose from, which means I took ages to study the menu haha.
One of the daily specials was a fluffy crab omelette doused with a sweet-sourish sauce, so good that it made us all reluctant to share, heh. While the guys had the gyoza, I opted for konnyaku skewers. Bland on its own, luckily rescued by the accompanying savoury black bean sauce! Okonomiyaki was the highlight imo, cooked to order, hot and pleasantly light-tasting. We ordered three variations and wolfed them down. No monjayaki because the style is too wet and runny, I prefer the cousin. Another reason why I like this place is that they use grated yam instead of flour for the tororo okonomiyaki, and let me replace the squids (by default) with prawns. Approved!
Kani Tamago ($14++)
Yaki Gyoza ($12++)
Konnyaku Dengaku ($9++)
konnyaku skewers, black bean sauce
Buta Modan ($17++); Mentaiko Dama ($18++)
pork belly okonomiyaki, yakisoba; pollock roe okonomiyaki
Tororo Dama ($20++)
grated yam okonomiyaki, prawns
Nanjya Monjya Japanese Restaurant
#01-03/04/05 Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
390A Havelock Road