Okonomiyaki Recipe: Delight in the Savory Flavors of Japanese Pancakes

Dish recipes: Okonomiyaki
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Embark on a culinary adventure to Japan with Okonomiyaki, a beloved savory pancake dish that translates to "grilled as you like it." With its customizable ingredients and irresistible flavors, Okonomiyaki offers a delightful fusion of textures and tastes that will tantalize your taste buds.


2 cups of shredded cabbage

1 cup of all-purpose flour

3/4 cup of dashi broth

2 eggs

4 strips of bacon or thinly sliced pork belly

1/2 cup of chopped green onions

1/4 cup of tenkasu (tempura scraps)

1/4 cup of pickled red ginger (beni shoga)

Okonomiyaki sauce (or a mixture of Worcestershire sauce and ketchup)

Japanese mayonnaise

Aonori (dried seaweed flakes) and katsuobushi (bonito flakes) for garnish


In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded cabbage, all-purpose flour, dashi broth, and eggs. Mix until well combined to form a thick batter. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Grease the surface lightly with oil. Pour a portion of the batter onto the skillet, spreading it out into a round pancake shape. Arrange strips of bacon or thinly sliced pork belly on top of the pancake. Sprinkle chopped green onions, tenkasu, and pickled red ginger over the pancake. Cook the Okonomiyaki for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the cooked Okonomiyaki to a serving plate. Drizzle Okonomiyaki sauce and Japanese mayonnaise over the top, then sprinkle with aonori and katsuobushi.


Okonomiyaki is traditionally served hot off the griddle, allowing you to savor its crispy exterior and tender interior. Slice the Okonomiyaki into wedges and serve with extra Okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise on the side. Pair with a cold beer or hot green tea for the ultimate Japanese dining experience.

Okonomiyaki is a versatile and satisfying dish that celebrates the creativity and flavor of Japanese cuisine. Whether enjoyed as a quick snack or a hearty meal, Okonomiyaki is sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire.