Can I freeze okonomiyaki? You sure can, watch the sauce though…

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  December 13, 2020

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For any enthusiast of Japanese cuisine, there is nothing better than making some savory and delicious okonomiyaki.

Naturally, you may find yourself in a situation where you’ve made so much okonomiyaki that you have leftovers that you need to put away.

However, you don’t think you’ll be able to get to them before they go bad and so you need to try and make them last longer than a few days.

Can you freeze okonomiyaki

So can I freeze okonomiyaki?

Yes, you certainly can! Okonomiyaki freezes very well and is easy to thaw for whenever you are ready to eat your leftovers.

However, there is a process you need to adhere to freeze your okonomiyaki properly. The first thing you need to know is that it is easier to freeze okonomiyaki that does not have any sauce or toppings on it.

Sauce is one of the things that make it delicious, certainly one of these Okonomiyaki sauces I’ve made here and wrote about.

But if you’re planning on freezing part of it, make sure to add the sauce on the part of the pancake you’re going to eat.

Simply take any leftover okonomiyaki and wrap each piece in aluminum foil once it has cooled down sufficiently.

After you have wrapped up your okonomiyaki, place each piece into a freezer bag, and then put the bag into the freezer.

Just follow those simple steps and your okonomiyaki will be ready for you in the freezer the next time you want to have some.

How long does okonomiyaki last in the freezer?

Okonomiyaki, like most foods in a freezer, will never really go bad as long as they stay frozen. However, as time goes on they will eventually get freezer burnt and start to lose their taste.

It is recommended to eat your frozen okonomiyaki within two to three months to ensure that it is still as fresh and tasty as possible.

You could certainly still eat it up to six months or more after the okonomiyaki has been frozen, but it will be hard to not notice the unpleasant taste that is freezer burnt food.

Also read: this is how you make the best 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.