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Okonomiyaki is a typical Japanese food that is almost similar to pancakes. This street food is made from wheat flour which is diluted with water then added with eggs and cabbage. Various toppings such as shrimp, squid, beef, pork, and cheese can also be added to make okonomiyaki even tastier.

The term "Okonomi" means "to taste," and "yaki" means "to bake" or "cook." This is a dish that allows you to customize the filling and toppings to your liking.

Here are 2 recipes and a step by step guide for making Okonomiyaki at home.

Okonomiyaki Recipe 1


Okonomiyaki Dough

- 2 cups wheat flour

- 1 ½ cups water

- 2 eggs

- 1 tablespoon dashi powder (optional)

- 1 cup cabbage, finely chopped

- 1 cup spring onions, chopped small

- 1 cup shrimp or chicken, finely chopped (optional)

- Salt to taste

- Okonomiyaki topping

- Okonomiyaki Sauce (can be purchased or made yourself)

- Mayonnaise

- Aonori (dried seaweed)

-Katsuobushi (dried fish shavings)


1. Mix flour, water, egg, dashi powder (if using), cabbage, scallions, and salt in a large bowl.

2. Add shrimp or chicken if desired.

Stir well:

3. Stir the mixture until smooth. Make sure there are no lumps of flour.

4. Heat a flat frying pan with a little vegetable oil over medium heat.

5. Pour the mixture into the pan to form a circle, adjust the size according to taste.

6. Grill the Okonomiyaki until the bottom is browned, then flip carefully using a spatula.

7. Add Toppings: Once both sides are cooked, spread Okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise, aonori, and katsuobushi on top. Serve (Transfer the Okonomiyaki to a plate and serve immediately).

8. Serve Okonomiyaki warm as a main dish or snack.

2nd Okonomiyaki Recipe


- 2 cups wheat flour

- 1 ½ cups dashi water (Japanese fish stock)

- 4 eggs

- 2 cups shredded cabbage

- 1 cup chopped green onions

- 1 cup chopped shrimp

- 1 cup chicken/pork (optional)

- Vegetable oil for frying

How to make

1. Prepare the basic dough: Mix the flour and dashi water until a smooth dough forms.

2. Add eggs and mix well.

3. Add the filling: Mix the shredded cabbage, scallions, shrimp, and meat (if using) into the base mixture. Stir until all ingredients are evenly mixed.

4. Heat a flat frying pan and coat with a little vegetable oil.

5. Shape the dough: Pour the mixture into the pan to form a flat ball. Make sure the dough is thick enough.

6. Cook until one side is golden brown, then flip and grill the other side.

7. Toppings according to taste: After both sides are cooked, add okonomiyaki sauce, mayonnaise and a sprinkle of dried seaweed.

8. Remove from the pan, cut into pieces and serve while warm.

Additional Tips:

1. Don't be afraid to experiment with fillings such as cheese, corn, or other meats according to your taste.

2. When flipping the okonomiyaki, use two spatulas to ensure it remains intact.

3. Don't flip the Okonomiyaki too often so that the texture consistency is maintained.

4. Adjust the amount and type of toppings according to personal taste.

5. Serve with extra Okonomiyaki sauce for lovers of intense flavors.

6. Serve with toasted sesame seeds for an extra touch.

7. Enjoy the okonomiyaki you made with your family or friends! Good luck!