Monday, 25 January 2016


I've heard about Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake) for quite some time and am really curious to have a taste. Today, I had a chance to make it. 
There are so many versions of Okonomiyaki, so I tried to adapt several recipes and adjusted it with the ingredients I had at home. It is quite yummy, I supposed :)

Here I share my recipe :

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)
serves : 4

Ingredients :
8 cups cabbage (about a whole large cabbage), finely diced
1 cup squid (optional), chopped into small piece
100 gr pork minced
1 small onion, chopped

Okonomiyaki Batter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. baking powder

3/4 cup dashi (Japanese stock)
4 eggs
1/4 cup pickled red ginger, sliced 

Okonomi sauce 
Japanese mayonnaise (Kewpie mayo)
Katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes)
Green onions, finely chopped
Pickled red ginger (Kizami Beni Shoga) for garnish

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder.
2. Whisk dashi stock and flour mixture together in a bowl until smooth and set aside. 
3. Meanwhile, remove the core of the cabbage and finely dice the cabbage (finer the better).
4. In the bowl, add eggs, Tenkasu, and Pickled Ginger, and mix well. Then add squid and mix again.
5. Stir in the cabbage.
6. In a non-stick frying pan heat oil on medium to medium high heat. Scoop one ladle of batter and place on the pan. 
7. Do not flatten the mixture because it will easily break when you turn it over.
8. Place 2 tbs pork minced on top of Okonomiyaki and cook covered for 5 minutes.
9. When the bottom side is nicely browned, turn it over and cook covered for another 5 minutes.
10. Turn over one more time and cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
11. Apply Okonomi Sauce and Japanese mayonnaise, and sprinkle katsuobushi. 12. You can also put green onions and pickled red ginger on top for garnish.
13. Enjoy!

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