Recently I’ve been having cravings for Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savoury Pancakes) and I just can’t get enough of them. The simple flavours of the cabbage filled pancake mixed with the okonomiyaki sauce and Japanese mayo is a serious delight for the taste buds!
Last night I had an awesome Okonomiyaki at a night market, and it made me wonder how hard it could be to whip these babies up at home.
A few google searches later, and a rummage through the fridge, I realised I had all the things I needed already to create this little savoury delight at home.
After creating this dish, I was excited to discover that…
a) They taste just as amazing homemade (if not better)
b) They’re so cheap to make
c) They require hardly any time to make
The trifecta of a good dish!
So naturally I felt the need to share this recipe with my lovely beauties! So here it is, my recipe for Okonomiyaki.
Ingredients (Makes 2 or 1 jumbo pancake)
- 1/4 cabbage thinly sliced and diced (I used wombok)
- 1 free-range egg
- 1 cup flour
- 2 stalks spring onion finely diced
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Okonomiyaki / Tonkatsu sauce
- Japanese Mayo
1. Mix up all ingredients except the sauce and mayo into a big bowl.
2. Place a medium-sized pan on medium heat stove top. Add 1 tsp coconut oil (or other suitable cooking oil).
3. Place half the batter mix into the pan. Cook for approximately 7 minutes until browned on one side.
4. Flip over and cook for another 5-7 minutes until browned. (Handy tip: I slip the pancake onto a plate and flipped over from the plate back to the pan to keep it from falling apart.)
5. Drizzle with okonomiyaki sauce and Japanese mayo. Add some slice spring onion to garnish.
6. Most important step: ENJOY!!!!
A few notes about the dish:
If you are a meat eater, you can add bacon to the top of the pancake when you flip it over onto the second side, to cook with the pancake. To jazz up your pancakes you can also add different types of vegetables (e.g. shredded carrot, grated zucchini etc.) or even some diced up prawns for some extra fancy flavour.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and it gives you as much joy as I get from sharing it with you.
Peace & Love,
Mrs T. xxx
What’s your favourite Japanese dish?