Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake. It differs by region and this authentic recipe is the well known and mouth-watering Osaka okonomiyaki. Follow this easy savoury pancake recipe and also make your own okonomiyaki sauce, or simply purchase it from a local store. A healthy meal with simple vegetarian or vegan options.
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.