Okonomiyaki is one of Osaka’s most famous dishes and a popular food throughout Japan. It is a savory-style pancake, topped with meat or shellfish. Throughout Japan, each region has its own style such as Hiroshimayaki, which uses yaki soba noodles.
It is topped with an array of garnishes to help cut through the heaviness of the pancake.
Okonomi sauce adds a sweet and salty taste and mayonnaise adds a delicious creaminess. It is topped with green onion, which acts as a pickle to help tie everything together. Okonomiyaki is a great party food to cook together or to eat at a Japanese festival.
- 200 g flour
- 200 g dashi
- 6 cm nagaimo (Japanese yam)
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cabbage head
- Favored fillings (pork, seafood etc.)
- Pinch of salt
- Okonomi Sauce
- Green Onion
- Nori (seaweed flakes)
How to make Okonomiyaki
- Cut the cabbage 3 cm long and thinly slice, roughly 0.3 cm thick.
- In a bowl, mix the flour, dashi, and egg
- Peel the nagaimo and grate. Add the nagaimo and cabbage into the flour mix.
- Heat a fry pan to medium high heat and add the vegetable oil.
- Add 2 ladles of the batter into the fry pan. and spread out into a circle.
- Place your favored ingredients on top. Cook till the bottom is golden brown.
- Flip over and wait till cooked through.
- Serve on a plate and top with okonomi sauce, mayonnaise, green onion, and nori.