About the Dish:
Okonomiyaki is a traditional Japanese savory pancake that is a popular street food. The word okonomi means what you like or what you want in Japanese, and yaki means grilled or cooked. This dish allows you to customize the ingredients to suit your taste, making it a versatile and delicious option. Okonomiyaki is typically made by combining a batter made from flour, water, and eggs with a variety of ingredients such as cabbage, green onions, pork belly, seafood, and even cheese. It is then cooked on a griddle or in a pan until crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Okonomiyaki is often topped with a special sauce, mayonnaise, bonito flakes, and seaweed flakes, adding layers of flavor and texture to each bite. It is a comforting and satisfying dish that is enjoyed by people of all ages in Japan and around the world.
|Cabbage (shredded)||2 cups|
|Green onions (chopped)||1/2 cup|
|Pork belly (thinly sliced)||1/2 cup|
|Seafood (shrimp, squid, etc.)||1/2 cup|
|Cheese (optional)||1/2 cup|
- Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, water, and eggs until a smooth batter forms.
- Step 2: Add the shredded cabbage, chopped green onions, thinly sliced pork belly, seafood, and cheese (if using) to the batter. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
- Step 3: Heat a griddle or large non-stick pan over medium heat. Grease the surface with a bit of oil or cooking spray.
- Step 4: Pour a portion of the batter onto the griddle, using a ladle or measuring cup to spread it into a round shape about 1/2 inch thick.
- Step 5: Cook the okonomiyaki for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Flip carefully using a spatula.
- Step 6: Repeat steps 4-5 with the remaining batter and ingredients, making multiple okonomiyaki pancakes.
- Step 7: Transfer the cooked okonomiyaki to a plate and drizzle with okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise. Sprinkle with bonito flakes and seaweed flakes for added flavor and presentation.
- Step 8: Serve the hot okonomiyaki immediately and enjoy!