Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake)

How to Make Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake) ー Quick and Easy Recipe!

by David Canigueral

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake that mainly consists of batter and cabbage. The word "okonomi" means your choice or how you like. And the word "yaki" means grilled or cooked. Thus, you can add different toppings and ingredients to the batter and cabbage base. The most common fillings are pork, squid, octopus, shrimp, kimchi and green onion. And for the toppings; okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, katsuobushi (bonito flakes) or aonori (type of seaweed).


Okonomiyaki Japanese Savory Pancake

    Overview

    Prep time: 5 mins

    Cook time: 10 mins

    Total time: 15 mins

    Total servings: 2

    Difficulty: Easy

    Ingredients
    • Okonomiyaki Kit
    • 2 Eggs
    • Water 160ml
    • Shredded cabbage 300g
    • Negi (welsh onion)
    • Okonomiyaki Sauce
    • Mayonnaise
    • Bonito Flakes

    Expert's Tip

    Okonomiyaki kit

    Okonomiyaki is usually eaten in restaurants or at home. While it is a relatively easy to prepare dish it takes time if you try to do it from scratch. Luckily, if you want to enjoy tasty okonimiyaki at home there is a faster way to prepare it; the okonomiyaki kits. These prepared cooking sets are available in supermarkets and specialised shops as well as at our online store. The Otafuku okonomiyaki kit below contains okonomiyaki flour mix, tempura crisps, yam powder, and aonori (dried seaweed). You can cook okonomiyaki easily with this set.

    Instructions

    Mixing the Ingredients
    1) Mixing the Ingredients

    Put 160cc water in a bowl. Add the flour mix from the white packet with the ingredients from the pink packet. Then add about 300g of cabbage, 2 eggs, sliced green onion and the tempura crisps.

    Cooking the Okonomiyaki
    2) Cooking the Okonomiyaki

    Heat the frying pan and add the mix on the pan. Add sliced bacon or other toppings of your choice on top of the pancake. Cook for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes flip the pancake and put the lid over the frying pan. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip again the pancake and cook for 2 minutes more.

    Adding the Toppings
    3) Adding the Toppings

    Add okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, bonito flakes and aonori seaweed on top of the pancakes.

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