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How to make Okonomiyaki (so easy even a college student can make it!)

Updated on June 6, 2011
All the ingredients and utensils you"ll need!
All the ingredients and utensils you"ll need!
chopped up chive/ negi
chopped up chive/ negi
finely chopped up Chinese cabbage (though you can use normal cabbage)
finely chopped up Chinese cabbage (though you can use normal cabbage)
All purpose flour, yam flour, eggs and water mixed up
All purpose flour, yam flour, eggs and water mixed up
cabbage and chive added to the mix
cabbage and chive added to the mix
chopped up bacon
chopped up bacon
oil added to the griddle
oil added to the griddle
two "pancakes" evenly separated
two "pancakes" evenly separated
adding bacon to the top
adding bacon to the top
okonomiyaki "pancakes" flipped once
okonomiyaki "pancakes" flipped once
flipped again bacon all cooked up
flipped again bacon all cooked up
finished product with sauce and mayo
finished product with sauce and mayo

Okonomiyaki is easy to make! Follow the recipe below and you too can enjoy this great meal even in your college dorm!

INGREDIENTS (To Make 2)

Okonomiyaki Flour (or substitute) 1 cup

Water (or Chicken stock) 2/3 cup

Eggs (or Egg substitute) 2 (or 1/2 cup)

Cabbage, cut into 3cm x 3ml strips 4 cups

Green Onions/ chive, thinly sliced diagonally 2 stalks

Bacon, cut into 3" pieces 6 strips

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

Kewpie Mayonnaise

Okonomi Sauce

Aonori (Seaweed Flakes)

Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes)

THINGS YOU’LL NEED

Griddle

2 Spatula

Oil

Large Bowl

Whisk/ Spoon

Okonomiyaki Flour Substitutes: If you don't have Okonomiyaki Flour, you can substitute all-purpose flour and then also add some yam starch or rice flour to make the batter more sticky.

Okonomi Sauce Substitutes: If you don't have Okonomi sauce on hand you can make your own.

Mix 3 tbs of ketchup, with 1 tbs of Worcestershire sauce, with 1 tsp of Soy Sauce.

PREPARATION:

1)So start off with a large bowl (or large pot if you don’t have a bowl) whisk together Okonomiyaki Flour and Water until smooth

2)Next, add Eggs, Cabbage, and Onions and mix, but don't over mix.

3)Add oil onto the griddle that has been heated to 200C (400F) and add Okonomiyaki mixture divided into two pancakes.

4)Using a spatula flatten and form pancakes until around 3/4"thick

5) Add Bacon pieces to cover top of each pancake.

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 browned (and cooked through)

8) Remove to plate and drizzle with mayonnaise, Okonomi sauce and sprinkle with Aonori and Katsuobushi.(if you found some)

Eat up and enjoy!



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    • DeeLaCouture profile imageAUTHOR

      DeeLaCouture 

      4 years ago

      Japanese flavors are not for everyone but don't be afraid to try something new!

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