Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savoury Pancake)

To be honest, my boyfriend wanted to make this for dinner. But he never ended up doing it, so I just decided to give it a go. And he wouldn’t change thing, he loved it so much! It’s also great to make a big batch and save for the next day.


December 12, 2017
: 2 pancakes
: 10 min
: 20 min
: 30 min
: easy


  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 150 g flour (look for pancake flour at your Asian grocer which is starchier, if you can't find this use all-purpose flour and add a bit of potato starch)
  • 1 cup of water with vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • Quarter of a wombok cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 can of corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • To serve:
  • Pickled ginger
  • Spring onions
  • Dulse seaweed flakes
  • Sesame seeds
  • Kewpie mayonnaise (Asian sweet mayo)
  • Okonomiyaki sauce
  • For the Okonomiyaki sauce:
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha or hot sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp soy or tamari sauce
  • bonito flakes
  • Step 1 Add the flour to a large bowl and break the eggs into the flour one by one. Now add the water with vegetable broth and mix with a whisker until smooth. Transfer to the fridge.
  • Step 2 Chop the shallot and cabbage, and drain the corn.
  • Step 3 Take the bowl out of the fridge and add the shallot, cabbage and corn to the mixture. Mix with a spatula until combined.
  • Step 4 Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add some oil to the pan. Now add half of the mixture and press the vegies down a bit with a spatula. Cook for about 5-6 min until firm enough to turn over.
  • Step 5 To make it easier to flip the pancake, hold a plate to the pan and turn it over. Now transfer the pancake back to the pan.
  • Step 6 Cook for another 4-5 min until firm.
  • Step 7 In the meanwhile you’ll make the okonomiyaki sauce.
  • Step 8 When the pancake is ready, transfer to a plate and start your second pancake by repeating the process.
  • Step 9 Spread the okonomiyaki sauce over the pancake and drizzle with the kewpie. Add toppings such as pickled ginger, spring onions, seaweed flakes and sesame seeds.
  • Step 10 Itadakimasu!

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