I'm not going to lie, this was an excellent dinner. It is definitely worth making your own shrimp stock, so anytime you're peeling shrimp, make yourself feel good for getting involved in such a yukky activity by keeping in mind that homemade stock is simple and wonderful. I've not yet made a transcendent chicken stock, but this shrimp one, yes! And this bisque involves no cream; just the aforementioned stock, fennel, leeks, shrimp, seasonings and so forth, and then you puree it. Too, these okonomiyaki are riDICulously good. I will surely make these again!