Okonomiyaki Japanese Savoury Pancake

Okonomiyaki Japanese Savoury Pancake

  • Serves 1-2
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Enjoy one of the easiest and most delicious delicacies in Japanese cuisine with this okonomiyaki savoury pancake recipe. Okonomiyaki literally means ‘grilled as you like it’, and is made from seasoned flour, cabbage, and various fresh meats and vegetables mixed together and cooked in a frying pan just like a pancake. Use whatever fillings and toppings you would like, and watch it become a family favourite.


100g okonomiyaki flour
150g cabbage, finely chopped
120ml water
1 egg

topping ideas:
prawns & squid
slices of pork belly
cheese and sweet corn
2 tbsp spring onions, finely sliced

sauces and garnishes:
okonomiyaki sauce
katsuobushi bonito flakes
aonori seaweed sprinkles


How To Prepare

  1. Place the okonomiyaki flour, water, egg in a bowl and mix together. Add the cabbage and mix gently while folding the batter in the mixture until evenly combined. Do not over mix or this can cause the pancake to become tough and not fluffy.
  2. Oil a frying pan generously and place on medium heat. Pour the batter and spread it out until 2cm thick by using the edge of a spoon.
  3. Add prawns, squids and spring onions, or any other topping of your choice.
  4. After a few minutes, when the base of the okonomiyaki is sturdy and browned, flip over using a spatula. Turn the heat to low and cook for five minutes until the meat or fish are cooked all the way through.
  5. Flip the okonomiyaki again and cook for another few minutes.
  6. Garnish with okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori flakes and katsuobushi flakes. Serve piping hot.