Hailing from Osaka, Okonomiyaki is a delicious Japanese savory pancake made with flour, eggs, cabbage, and protein, and topped with a variety of condiments.
Gather all the ingredients.
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup (120 g) all-purpose flour, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp sugar, and ¼ tsp baking powder and mix all together.
Mix all together till combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
Meanwhile, gather all the ingredients for Okonomiyaki Sauce.
Combine 1 ½ Tbsp sugar, 2 Tbsp oyster sauce, 4 Tbsp ketchup, and 3 ½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Mix all together until sugar is completely dissolved.
Discard the core of the cabbage and then mince the cabbage.leaves.
Take out the batter from the refrigerator and add 4 large eggs, ½ cup (8 Tbsp) tempura scraps (Tenkasu/Agedama), and ¼ cup (4 Tbsp) pickled red ginger (Kizami Beni Shoga) in the bowl. Mix well until well-combined.
Add chopped cabbage to the batter ⅓ at a time. Mix well before adding the rest.
In a large pan, heat vegetable oil on medium heat. When the frying pan is hot (400 F or 200 ºC), spread the batter in a circle on the pan. We like thicker okonomiyaki (final thickness is ¾ inches or 2 cm). If you’re new to making okonomiyaki, make a smaller and thinner size so it’s easier to flip.
Here are the ingredients for toppings. Apply okonomiyaki sauce with brush, add Japanese mayonnaise in zigzagging lines (optional), and sprinkle dried bonito flakes (katsuobushi). You can also put dried green seaweed (aonori), chopped green onions, and pickled red ginger on top for garnish. Please see the video for this step.
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