Saturday, 30 April 2011

How to make ... Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake)

Here is the basic recipe for Osaka-style Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki is a kind of Japanese savoury pancake and you can put any kind of vegetable or meat toppings on - it is a delicious meal to make for mum on Mother's Day!

Okonomiyaki flour 100g1 cup
Water (or Chicken stock)160ml 2/3 cup
Eggs (or Egg substitute)2 (or 120ml)2 (or 1/2 cup)
Cabbage, cut into 3cm x 2-3ml strips300g4 cups
Green Onions, thinly sliced diagonally2 stalks2 stalks
Tenkasu (Tempura bits)30g 1/4 cup
Optional extras

Bacon, cut into 8cm (3") pieces6 strips6 strips
Raw shrimp cut into approx 1cm (1/2") chunks 100g      1/2 cup
Chinese sausage, cut diagonally1-2 links 1-2 links
Beni Shoga (Pickled Ginger)30g1 oz

Mayonaise (Japanese style if possible)

Okonomi Sauce (see below)

Aonori (Seaweed Flakes)

Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes)

1.In a large bowl, whisk together Okonomiyaki Flour and 
Water until smooth
2.Add Eggs, Cabbage, Onions, Tenkasu, Ginger, Shrimp 
and Sausage and mix, but don't over mix.
3.Put oil in a frypan and heat it, then add Okonomiyaki
mixture divided into two pancakes.
4.Using a spatula flatten and form pancakes until around 
1.5cm (3/4") thick - approximately 30cm (12") across.
5.Add Bacon pieces to cover top of each pancake (if 
6.After about 3 minutes, flip over pancake (bacon side 
down) and cook for 4 minutes.
7.Flip pancake again (bacon side up) and cook for 3 minutes
or until firm and well browned.
8. Remove to plate and drizzle with Kewpie mayonnaise, 
okonomi sauce and sprinkle with Aonori and Katsuobushi.

If you don't have:
- Okonomiyaki flour - you can just use plain flour
- Tenkatsu (tempura flakes) - you can use Panko
   (available at CK foods, Coles or Asian grocery stores)
- Okonomo sauce - you can make it easily:
   Easy Okonomi Sauce Recipe:
   Mix 3 tbs of ketchup, with 1 tbs of Worcestershire sauce, with 1 tsp of Soy Sauce.

This recipe is based on the recipe from

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