Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake)

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake) pinit

Okonomiyaki is a savory Japanese pancake made with a batter of flour, eggs, shredded cabbage, and various other ingredients such as seafood, meat, or vegetables. It is cooked on a griddle or frying pan and topped with a special okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, dried seaweed, and bonito flakes. This recipe is for a single serving, making it perfect for a quick and satisfying meal.

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake)

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake) Pin Recipe
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Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 25 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: Approximately 300-400 calories per serving (varies based on ingredients) Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of water, 1 beaten egg, 1 cup of shredded cabbage, and any additional ingredients of your choice (such as sliced green onions, cooked shrimp, or diced pork belly).
  2. Heat a non-stick pan or skillet over medium heat and lightly oil the surface.
  3. Pour the okonomiyaki batter onto the pan, shaping it into a round pancake about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Cook the okonomiyaki for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Flip the okonomiyaki carefully using a spatula and cook the other side until golden brown.
  6. Transfer the cooked okonomiyaki to a plate and drizzle with okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise.
  7. Sprinkle with aonori (dried seaweed flakes) and katsuobushi (bonito flakes) for garnish.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade okonomiyaki!


  • Use a non-stick pan or a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet to prevent the okonomiyaki from sticking.
  • Adjust the ingredients based on your preferences and dietary restrictions. You can add shrimp, pork belly, squid, mushrooms, or cheese to the batter.
  • Cook the okonomiyaki over medium heat to ensure that it cooks evenly without burning.
  • Serve the okonomiyaki immediately with your favorite toppings, such as okonomiyaki sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, aonori (dried seaweed flakes), and katsuobushi (bonito flakes).
Keywords: Okonomiyaki, Japanese cuisine, Savory pancake, Cabbage, Flour, Eggs, Bonito flakes, Okonomiyaki sauce, Mayonnaise, Green onions

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