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Easy Okonomiyaki recipe you can make at home
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Easy Okonomiyaki batter and toppings recipe

Delicious Japanese savoury pancakes you can top with a lot of your favorite meats and fish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Teppanyaki
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 people
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $5

Equipment

  • Teppan plate
  • or: very large skillet

Ingredients

Okonomiyaki batter recipe

  • 3.5 ounces okonomiyaki flour
  • 3.5 ounces water
  • 1/4 cabbage
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 strips bacon

Okonomiyaki toppings recipe

  • Mayonnaise
  • Okonomiyaki sauce
  • Bonito flakes
  • Aonori seaweed for that extra crunch
  • Some pickled ginger
  • Tenkasu (which are the ready-made tempura flakes)

Instructions

  • Pour the specially-made okonomiyaki flour into a medium-size bowl, add the water and mix thoroughly. Set it aside for later use.
  • Start chopping your green onions and cabbage into small slices and pour it into the bowl where the batter mix is.
  • Toss in the egg to the bowl together with the batter mix. Try not to mix too much as you may not get the desired result for your batter.
  • Heat up the skillet or teppanyaki and pour some vegetable oil over it, set to high heat. Now pour the okonimiyaki batter mix into the teppanyaki and use the hera to form a circular shape from it just like how you would make a regular pancake. Allow it to cook for about 3 – 4 minutes and see if the bottom becomes brown color.
  • Now you may add the bacon strips (or other toppings of your choice bacon, shrimp, or squid would be good) before you flip the pancake over. Let the other side of it cook for another 3 – 4 minutes until it also becomes brown color. In order to keep the pancake light and fluffy just let it cook on its own and do not try to press it down with the spatula.
  • Once cooked, transfer it to a large plate and then add the condiments such as the okonomiyaki sauce, aonori seaweed, bonito flakes, pickled ginger and tenkasu tempura flakes.

Notes

• In case the specialized okonomiyaki flour is not available in your area, then just use ordinary flour and mix it with 1 tsp baking powder and 2g of dashi stock powder. You can of course buy the flour online (link here below the recipe)
• If you want to cook the Hiroshima style okonomiyaki, then fry up the yakisoba noodles in a separate skillet or another space in the teppanyaki while one side of the pancake is still being cooked. Then flip the pancake on top of the noodles in order to cook the other side.
• Once your okonomiyaki is almost done, break an egg atop it and cover with lid in order to steam-cook the egg. After 1 – 2 minutes remove it from the teppanyaki grill and serve with the egg yolk almost viscous.