Okonomiyaki is a type of cabbage pancake that is very popular in Japan. Okonomiyaki is a savory dish that consists of a mixture of vegetables, meat, and seafood, combined with a variety of different sauces. There are many variations of this dish and every household has their own secret recipe. Cabbage is a popular vegetable used in this dish and is a great source of vitamin C. This dish is actually very easy to prepare and is a great way to entertain family and friends. You can either eat this dish by itself or serve it with rice
This is one of our favourite (and most cooked) Japanese recipes ever from our blog. That’s because when it comes to delicious, healthy and quick recipes, nothing beats Japanese style savoury pancakes!
The batter is super simple to prepare and cook, with a mouth-watering mix of toppings including Japanese okonomiyaki sauce (similar to bbq sauce) and Kewpie mayonnaise.
It’s such a versatile recipe – literally make it as you like it! Go for the traditional ingredients listed below, add others to suit your tastes, or use up leftover veggies from the fridge.
What is Okonomiyaki?
As a quick translation, okonomi (as you like it) + yaki (grilled) stands for a simple pancake batter made from flour, eggs and stock flavoured water (usually dashi), filled with cabbage and other tasty ingredients like pork, shrimp or corn.
You’ll find this classic Japanese street food dish at markets, festivals and specialty okonomiyaki restaurants where it’s cooked on large hot plates in the middle of the table. It’s also a popular meal Japanese families will cook at home, usually tweaking the recipe to suit their own tastes, methods or to use up ingredients they already have on hand.