Okonomiyaki Recipe: How to Make Okonomiyaki お好み焼き

Japanese pub food fare you can make at home!



For the Japanese Pancakes

  • 1 cup Osaka style okonomiyaki flour
  • 3/4 cup dashi
  • 10.5 ounces green cabbage (shredded)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or other neutral oil)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts


  • bonito flakes
  • pickled red ginger
  • mayonnaise
  • okonomiyaki sauce OR tonkatsu sauce


  1. In a large bowl, add okonomiyaki flour and stir in the dashi broth until the flour dissolves.
  2. Add cabbage, green onions and eggs to the batter and mix well.
  3. In a large pan over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  4. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into the pan and shape into a 1/2-inch thick pancake. Top with 1/3 of the bean sprouts and cook for 4 minutes, until the bottom is golden brown.
  5. Flip the pancake and cook for 3 minutes, until bean sprouts are cooked.
  6. Transfer to a plate and top with okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, bonito flakes and pickled ginger.
  7. Repeat the steps for the remaining 2 pancakes.

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