Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake with cabbage, bean sprout, noodles, sliced pork belly and a fried egg, topped with savory sauce and Japanese mayo. Watch the video tutorial for step-by-step instructions!
Gather all the ingredients.
We will make one Okonomiyaki at a time (unless you are comfortable making two at the same time). Keep in mind the ingredients are for 2 serving so divide all the ingredients into two equal parts.
Heat a large non-stick griddle (I use this electric griddle at home) to 340 °F (170 °C). Pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the hot griddle. Immediately using the back of the ladle, move the ladle in a spiral motion from the center towards the edge of batter (see the video). This process will make the batter thin out and maintain the nice round shape. The width of “crepe” should be about 8-9 inches (20-23 cm).
Pour 1 Tbsp batter on top (this will act as glue). Using two spatulas one on each side, carefully and quickly flip. Turn the heat to 390 °F (200 °C) to cook the meat. Don’t press down the “crepe” with the spatula yet (you will do it so on Step 13). When the pork belly is no longer pink, turn the heat down to 340 °F (170 °C) and move the Okonomiyaki to the side. If you are using a frying pan instead of the griddle, start heating up another frying pan.
Separate the noodles with hands and place them in the open space on the griddle (or the 2nd frying pan). Stir fry the noodles until they are coated with oil. Add 1-2 Tbsp okonomi sauce and coat with the noodles.
Make the noodles into a round shape similar to the same size as the “crepe”. Now using two spatulas, transfer the Okonomiyaki on top of the noodles.
Heat the oil in the open space and crack an egg. Quickly spread the egg into the same size as Okonomiyaki.
Before the egg is completely cooked, place the Okonomiyaki on top of the egg (see the video).
When the bottom of the egg is cooked, using the two spatulas, flip the Okonomiyaki for the last time.
Season with okonomi sauce, mayonnaise, and aonori. Serve immediately.
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