Osaka-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.

Ingredients

Serves: 2

[Batter]

  • a cup of shredded cabbage
  • 50g grated yamaimo (Japanese yam, available at Asian supermerkets)
  • 150ml water
  • 1 egg

[Filling]

  • 80g plain flour
  • 50g meat and/or seafood
  • cut into bite sizes any other vegetables from the list above
  • vegetable oil to stir-fry
  • sauce and garnishes -See above

Steps

  1. Place the egg, water and flour in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the cabbage to the flour mixture.
  3. Heat a small amount of oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the meat/ seafood/vegetables until almost cooked.
  4. Pour the flour mixture over the toppings in the pan. (Make one big pancake or two small ones.)
  5. Cook for a few minutes, then flip the pancakes and cook for a few more minutes.
  6. Pour the flour mixture over the toppings in the pan. (Make one big pancake or two small ones.)
  7. Place the pancake on a plate and top with the sauce and garnishes.