Okonomiyaki – Osaka style

Okonomiyaki – Osaka style

Okonomi mean ”all that I really like”, and yaki means grilled or fried in Japanese. This savoury pancake is made Osaka style which is the most simple version. You can add anything to the dish – after all it’s all about what you fancy.

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  • Serves4 (makes 2)
  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time16 mins


  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml dashi
  • 150 g wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 300 g white cabbage or pointed cabbage, finely chopped
  • 200 g smoked bacon, cut in pieces


  • Mayonnaise (preferably kewpie)
  • Okonomi sauce (see Katsu Sando recipe)
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tbsp. katsuobushi


Mix eggs and dashi. Add flour, sugar, sesame oil and soy sauce and mix well into a batter Add finely chopped cabbage and small pieces of bacon. The cabbage should be covered by the batter. If this is a bit too thin add a bit more flour.

Heat a pan with a little oil and put half of the batter onto the pan. Fry for 3-4 minutes at medium heat. Turn over the okonomiyaki by placing a plate on top. Turn the pan and let the okonomiyaki slide back onto the pan. Fry for another 3-4 minutes. Repeat with the second okonomiyaki. Garnish with okonomi sauce, mayonnaise, finely sliced spring onions and katsuobushi.

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