Japanese Pancake Okonomiyaki Recipe
Recipe type: Vegetarians Foods
Cuisine: Japanese Cuisine
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Serves: 22 mins
It is a delicious, fulfilling Japanese Pancake called "Okonomiyaki." Try it, and automatically your THUMBS UP is up on the air!
  • 100g okonomiyaki flour. If you don't have okonomiyaki flour, you can mix 100g regular flour + 1tsp baking powder + 1 tsp soy sauce (or 2g dashi stock powder instead of soy sauce)
  • 100ml water
  • One egg
  • ¼ cabbage
  • One spring onion
  • Oil for frying
  • Any meat or seafood of your choice. You can use firm, smoked, or deep-fried (age) tofu or tempeh bacon for a vegetarian option.
  • Mayonnaise (Japanese-style mayonnaise-like Kewpie is best)
  • Okonomiyaki sauce (to make your own, see recipe below, Worcestershire sauce and sriracha are also less traditional but delicious additions)
  1. Whisk the okonomiyaki flour (or flour + baking powder + soy sauce/dashi powder) and water. To make the batter fluffier, you can refrigerate for 1-8 hours to let the gluten rest. However, even if you don't, the okonomiyaki will taste good.
  2. Finely chop the cabbage and spring onion. Add the chopped vegetables to the batter.
  3. Mix the egg into the batter, being careful not to over mix, or the final okonomiyaki will be too chewy and tough.
  4. Thinly slice your protein and set it aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or skillet on medium heat.
  6. Once the pan is hot, add a circle of batter to the pan. The okonomiyaki pancake should be about 2cm thick but thinner to make cooking easier.
  7. Add the protein slices to the okonomiyaki and cover with a lid. Cook for about 5 minutes covered.
  8. After the bottom of the pancake is browned, flip it over and cook covered for another 5 minutes.
  9. Flip a third time and cook uncovered for 2 minutes.
  10. Take off the heat, plate, and add toppings of your choice: mayonnaise, okonomiyaki sauce, etc.
Recipe by at https://japanesehealthydiet.com/japanese-pancake-okonomiyaki-recipe/