Thursday, October 10, 2013

okonomiyaki お好み焼き

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake. It is a versatile dish and you can really add whichever ingredients you like to the basic recipe.

The LAM and the kids love okonomiyaki, also known fondly in our house as the "Japanese pizza".

I have made okonomiyaki with bacon, ham, chicken, prawns, squid... the list goes on, but today, I made a vegetarian version consisting of cabbage and spring onion.

I always start the base by whisking flour with cold water.

Then I added the eggs and whisked that too.

The toufu was mashed, and added to the batter.

Finally, I added the shredded cabbage and chopped spring onion (here you can add any other ingredients you may be using), and stirred to combine.

The batter was placed in a skillet (add some oil first!) and fried until it turned brown, and was cooked through.

I drizzled okonomiyaki sauce on the okonomiyaki.

Then I sprinkled some aonori.

And I drizzled Japanese mayonnaise.

Finally, I topped the okonomiyaki with some katsuobushi.

And we ate.


Okonomiyaki (Serves 4-6)

200g flour
300 ml cold water
3 eggs
200g toufu
1/2 white cabbage, shredded thinly
1 bunch spring onion, chopped

For the Garnish:
Japanese mayonnaise
Okonomiyaki sauce
Katsuobushi (dried fish flakes)
Aonori (dried seaweed flakes)

1. Mix flour and water.
2. Add eggs, mix well to form a batter.
3. Mash toufu. Add to batter and mix.
4. Stir in cabbage and other ingredients.
5. Heat oil in skillet. Fry batter in 2 batches until crispy.
6. Garnish and serve hot.

I am submitting this recipe for Little Thumbs Up hosted by Mich from Piece of Cake, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours and Doreen from my little favourite DIY.


  1. Yummy! Want to make this tonight :-)

  2. I love this Japanese pancake... looks delicious!

  3. Hi Diana,

    I'm a big fan of Japanese pancake too! With so many Jap ingredients, yours looks very authentic.

    Are you going to submit this post to AFF? AFF is organized by Wendy, and Oct 2013 is a Japanese food event hosted by Alan,


    1. Hey Zoe - thanks for the heads up! I shall forward the recipe to Alan!