Japanese Okonomiyaki Recipe
Okonomiyaki is a popular Japanese savory pancake made of various ingredients. The name “okonomi” literally translates to “what you like” or “as you like” and “yaki” translates to “grill/cook”. It is a very versatile dish, so you can add a variety of ingredients such as meat, seafood, and vegetables. This dish is great for a weekend dinner, dinner parties, or even take-out.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups dashi or vegetable stock
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 slices of bacon, diced
- 1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
- 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels
- 2 scallions, chopped
- Okonomiyaki sauce
- Bonito flakes (optional)
- Nori strips (optional)
- In a large bowl, mix the all purpose flour and the eggs together until you have a batter.
- Add the dashi, soy sauce, and sugar and then combine well.
- Add the vegetable oil, bacon, cabbage, sweet corn, and scallions and mix everything together.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a couple of tablespoons of the batter and spread it out into a round shape with a spatula.
- Cook the Okonomiyaki for 2-3 minutes until the bottom is golden and then flip and cook the other side for an additional 2 minutes.
- Repeat the step until all of the batter is used up.
- Serve the Okonomiyaki with Okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise and bonito flakes.
- Optional: Top the Okonomiyaki with Nori strips.