two Japanese savory pancake served on two plates with some toppings in background
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Osaka Okonomiyaki

Japanese famous street food Okonomiyaki Osaka region style recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #japanese savoury pancakes, #okonomiyaki, #osaka okonomiyaki
Servings: 4
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tsp konbu dashi stock powder
  • 160 g plain flour
  • 4 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 480 g finely chopped cabbage
  • 40 g chopped green shallot
  • 40 g Tenkasu
  • 160 g thinly sliced pork
  • bonito flake to garnish
  • pickled ginger to garnish
  • Aonori to garnish
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 cup okonomiyaki sauce


  • Dissolve the dashi powder into the water to make the dashi stock.
  • Place the flour in a large bowl and add salt, sugar, and pour the dashi stock in to mix. Set aside.
  • Divide the chopped cabbage, green shallots, and tenkasu into 4 small mixing bowls.
  • Add one egg each and 1/4 of flour and dashi mixture to each bowl.
  • Mix them well together with a fork.
  • Heat cooking plate to 200 degrees and pour the cabbage mixture onto the cooking plate to spread approximately 2cm thickness.
  • Place the thinly sliced pork and bonito flake on top of the cabbage mixture.
  • When the edge of the okonomiyaki has become firm and cooked, flip it over with two egg flippers.
  • Put the lid on and steam grill for a few minutes.
  • Turn the okonomiyaki over one more time to check whether the meat is cooked.
  • Brush the okonomiyaki with Okonomiyaki sauce and garnish with pickled ginger, more bonito and sprinkle aonori to serve.



*Tenkasu is tempura by-product crisps. It can be purchased from asian grocery stores but If you can not get it, it can be omitted.
*Aonori is also known as green laver. It is edible green seaweed, usually consumed as dried, finely flaked form. Often used for Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba, and takoyaki topping in Japanese cuisine.
*Check out The Shop if you don't have Asian grocery stores nearby. I separated the mixture into 4 seperate bowls to already mix and prepare into 4 okonomiyaki, however, you can mix all the ingredients in 1 large bowl and then divide it into 4 servings on the hot plate
*Pickled ginger can be mixed into the batter or garnish later sprinkling on top of Okonomiyaki. 
*In the video, I used pre mix flour so added just water. 


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 45.8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3.5mg