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Monday 7 October 2013


Simple Okonomiyaki ~ Japanese Pancake

Recipe sourced from Food For Four 


1 ½ cup plain flour
1 cup water
2 eggs
2 cups packed cabbage (shredded)
½ cup carrot, grated
1 cup zucchini, grated
1 green onion (chopped)
½ cup prawn (but you can also use chicken or bacon)

Oil for frying
Okonomiyaki sauce / Tonkatsu Sauce *
Japanese Mayonnaise
Bonito fish flakes
Seasoned seaweed sheet

In a large bowl, mix the flour, water, egg to form a batter. Add cabbage, carrot, zucchini and spring onions.

Heat some oil in pan. Fry the meat until cooked.

Pour in 1/4 of mixture into pan. Cook on medium heat until golden brown on both sides.

Once cooked removed from pan and onto plate. Top with okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, bonito fish flakes and seaweed. 

* I made the Tonkatsu sauce from Nami of Just One Cookbook

I didn't spread alot of mayonnaise for my okonomiyaki but I absolutely love the Tonkatsu sauce, so flavourful and also the Bonito Fish Flakes!  Taste absolutely yummy.

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  1. Hi Mel! I love the bonito fish flakes! The melt-in-mouth feeling... :D

  2. Mel, your okonomyaki looks super delicious! Thanks for sharing, must make this one day. Hey your photography skill is fantastic.

  3. This looks good! I love all the veggies in this!

  4. I'm not a fan of okonomiyaki, but your pics sure made me drool ^^ wish I could have a bite..

  5. Mel, I love to eat okonomiyaki. The one that I bought from a Korean shop is huge & after eating one, I will feel so full, haha! I like your version of the okonomiyaki. Eh, I also made my own tonkatsu sauce recently, not sure how much of similarity is it.

  6. This super yummy and tempting too :)

  7. I love Japanese pancake. Pancake with lots of vege. Too bad my family not appreciate it and I have to finish the whole pancake if I ordered. Making own is economy and can prepare in small portion :D

  8. Very nice, love the toppings. Oishii!

  9. I had this dish once and completely forgot about it until I saw your post. I thought it was so funny how the bonito flakes look like they're moving when placed on the hot okonomiyaki.

  10. Mel, I'm very hungry by looking at your okonomiyaki!!!! One piece for me please :)

  11. I want to make this again as I just bought an ingredient that should not miss to add on it, something like seaweed flakes..

  12. This is inviting & yummy! Love it! ;)

  13. yes, me too ..i like mine with lots of bonito flakes! the only place i can get okonomiyaki is from the pasar malam !

  14. Hi Mel,
    Your okonomiyaki looks so inviting !!
    I like mine with lots of bonita flakes and Tonkatsu sauce.
    Oh!! must try to make my own Tonkatsu sauce too from Nami's site.

  15. Mel, looks good and delicious!