Okonomiyaki, Japanese savoury pancake recipe

Okonomiyaki, Japanese savoury pancake recipe Japanese Food

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese style savoury pancake. If you are in Japan, it is easy to buy Okonomiyaki flour at a supermarket.  

In Canada, where I live, Okonomiyaki flour may be available in an Oriental shop, but we can also make it with all-purpose flour.

I will share my recipe of Okonomiyaki, Japanese savoury pancakes with ingredients that you can get in North America. 

Ingredients of Okonomiyaki (for one pancake)

  • All-purpose flour 1/2 cup

  • Water1/2 cup

  • 1 egg

  • Potato1/2

  • Cabbage 3-4 pieces

  • Any other vegetables you like, carrot or onion or leek

  • Hondashi(Japanese Bonita broth powder, if available) 1 teaspoon

Ingredients for Okonomiyaki sauce

  • Mayonnaise 2 tablespoons

  • Hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Soysauce 1/2 tablespoon

Recipe for Okonomiyaki

  1. Shred cabbage and any other vegetables 

  2. Grind the potato in a bowl

  3. Add all-purpose flour, water and egg to the bowl

  4. Add Hondashi, if it’s available, cabbage and other vegetables in the bowl

  5. Mix it very well

  6. Spread the dough in a frying pan and bake both sides on medium heat. 

  7. Mix the ingredients to make the sauce

  8. Spread the sauce on the pancake

Bon appetit!

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