Tonpeiyaki is one of the standard menu items at teppanyaki restaurants and izakayas in the Kansai region. Tonpeiryaki is made by grilling thick pork on a teppan grill, rolling it in egg, and topping it with sauce, mayonnaise, ketchup, etc. It is said to have originated at "Hon Tonpei" on Ohatsu Tenjin Street in Osaka City. The "tonpei" in "tonpeiyaki" is derived from a flattened ("pei") pork ("ton").

In addition to the basic tonpeiyaki, various other types of tonpeiyaki can be seen these days, such as those topped with aonori and dried bonito flakes, those with shredded cabbage and green onions, and those shaped similar to an omelete.

At home, you can make your favorite tonpeiyaki using a Nakamura Douki's Tamagoyaki Pan or a Rikucho Ogasawara's Frying Pan. Why not try making Osaka's specialty in a casual way on weekends?

Nakamura Douki's Tamagoyaki Pan
Rikucho Ogasawara's Frying Pan
Daiya's Bonito Sharpener

References (The restaurant in the photo, "Tazuru")