Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a cross between pancake and pizza. “Okonomi” means “as you like”. The dish is perhaps so called because it is prepared in different ways in different parts of Japan. This is one of the most popular styles.


Serves: 2


  • 100g self-rising flour (or plain flour+baking powder)
  • 150ml water


  • 200g yakisoba (wheat or egg noodles)
  • Yakisoba sauce (or Worcester sauce)
  • a cup of shredded cabbage
  • 2 eggs
  • any other meat/seafood/vegetables
  • vegetable oil to stir-fry sauce and garnishes


  1. Mix the flour and water well, place a quarter of it onto the heated frying pan to make a thin pancake. Cook for 1-2 minutes on a low-medium heat.
  2. Place half the fillings (exept for the yakisoba) on top of the pancake.
  3. Pour another quarter of the batter over the ingredients.
  4. Pour the flour mixture over the toppings in the pan. (Make one big pancake or two small ones.)
  5. Fry the yakisoba noodles with yakisoba sauce on one side.
  6. Flip the pancake over with a spatula.
  7. Put the okonomiyaki on top of yakisoba noodles and push down firmly.
  8. Fry egg on one side and put the okonomiyaki on top. Top with sauce and the egg. Place the okonomi-yaki on a plate with the egg side up.
  9. Make another cake in the same way and garnish.