Best Okonomiyaki Toppings and Fillings

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  December 15, 2020

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Okonomiyaki, famously known as the Japanese Pizza, is one of the most versatile meals you can whip up for yourself.

More than half of the base ingredients can be used with alternatives, and the fillings and toppings are all up to you!

With so many choices, it’s easy to get confused about which one to choose. So, today we’ve listed the top Okonomiyaki toppings and fillings that will tantalize your taste buds and fulfill your foodie soul.

Best okonomiyaki toppings and fillings

We have you covered with our favorite toppings and fillings to make your Okonomiyaki from meat lovers to all vegetarian folks. So, let’s dive in!

Okonomiyaki Toppings and Fillings You Need To Try

While you can put any and everything on top of your Okonomiyaki, certain variations are just superior. After countless taste tests and plenty of topping combos, here are our top filling and topping combinations that you need to try.

Mix it up with some shrimp

Shrimp goes well with anything, and that’s a fact. In fact, shrimp is one of the most popular toppings for this cabbage pancake, but some combos taste even better.

Some of our top Okonomiyaki combos were actually based around combining shrimp with other meats. These shrimp variations include:

Eggs on Top

Eggs are the breakfast essential, and pairing them up with anything enhances the flavor immediately. So, eggs paired with Okonomiyaki is one of the most well-balanced combos to have.

You can combine eggs in endless varieties with the pancake. You could place a sunny side up on top of the Okonomiyaki and watch the golden yolk ooze out and coat each bite.

You can also whip up your favorite omelet recipe and cook it onto the pancake. Mix it up with your Okonomiyaki and some mayo and soy sauce to get the perfect creamy blend.

Crunchy Noodles

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You can also add crunch and some salty flavor to the Okonomiyaki by adding noodles on top. While have the occasional stir-fry with it can be a treat in itself, try frying up some of the noodles.

This will cook them thoroughly and add a beautiful crunchy texture that will complement the cabbage’s mild crunch.

Some Essential Sauces

While the toppings themselves can add intense flavor, sauces accentuate and bring out the extra oomph in the Okonomiyaki. Here we have our top 3 favorite sauces that anyone would love at any time, plus I even have an entire article written about okonomiyaki sauces right here.


We hope that with these toppings and fillings, you get to make the perfect Okonomiyaki for yourself. Happy cooking!

Also read: this is how you make a delicious okonomiyaki yourself

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.