Sunday, February 3, 2008


basic information

Okonomiyaki is a mixture between pancake and pizza. "Okonomi" means "as you like". This refers to the ingredients.


  • Dough
    • 300 g flour
    • 210 ml water
    • 2 eggs
    • Cabbage
  • Possible ingredients to put into/onto Okonomiyaki
    • Katsuobushi*: Dried, shaved benito (katsuo)
    • Aonori*: Green, dried seaweed.
    • Leek or green onion
    • Beef: thinly sliced or ground
    • Pork: thinly sliced or ground
    • Chicken: breast filets
    • Octopus*
    • Squid*
    • Prawn
    • Tuna
    • Mushrooms
    • and much more...
  • Sauces
    • Brown okonomiyaki sauce*
    • Mayonnaise
* May not be available in Western supermarkets; but you should be able to find it in Japanese grocery stores that exist in most large European and American cities.


  1. Cut four large, green cabbage leaves without the hard, white core in thin strings (ca. 4 mm).
  2. Mix the water, flour, eggs and the cabbage strings together.
  3. You may now add more ingredients to the dough: e.g. seafood, cut in little pieces, ground meat, cut mushrooms, etc.
  4. Fry the dough like a pancake in a small frying pan.
  5. Before turning the okonomiyaki over, and while the dough is still quite soft, you may put other ingredients on top of the dough.
  6. Turn the okonomiyaki.
  7. When fried well, serve the okonomiyaki with katsuobushi, aonori, mayonnaise and okonomiyaki sauce.

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