Recipe: Tasty OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pizza / Japanese Savory Pancake)

OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pizza / Japanese Savory Pancake). Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a Japanese street food which is very popular among Western visitors who often try it for the first time in Japan. It is a savory pancake with a batter made with loads of shredded cabbage then pan fried with egg, sliced meat and katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) on top. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients.

OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pizza / Japanese Savory Pancake) There are many Okonomiyaki-ya, or Japanese restaurants that serve this delicious pancake, where you can even make your own with tables that have built in grill, or teppan. Gently slide the pancake to a serving dish, sauce side facing up. It's often called a "Japanese savory pancake," a "cabbage pancake," or a "Japanese pizza." Ingredients and toppings vary depending on region, but regardless of region, okonomiyaki always includes cabbage and batter to hold the other ingredients together. You can have OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pizza / Japanese Savory Pancake) using 20 ingredients and 12 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pizza / Japanese Savory Pancake)

  1. Prepare 250 g (8.8 oz) of thin sliced pork belly.
  2. It’s 400 g (14 oz) of cabbage, about 1/2 heads.
  3. Prepare 6 stalks of scallion.
  4. You need 40 g (1.4 oz) of red pickled ginger.
  5. Prepare 10 leaves of perilla leaf.
  6. Prepare 4 of eggs.
  7. It’s of oil for frying.
  8. Prepare of Okonomi-yaki batter.
  9. Prepare 200 ml (6.8 fl oz) of boiled water.
  10. You need 2 tsp of Japanese soup stock (dashi), granule type.
  11. It’s 200 g of (7 oz, 1.6 cups) cake flour.
  12. Prepare 1.5 tsp of baking powder.
  13. You need 2 tsp of dried bonito powder (optional).
  14. You need 150 g (5.3 oz) of Japanese yam.
  15. Prepare of Topping (adjust to suit your taste).
  16. It’s of okonomiyaki sauce (savory pancake sauce, It's kind of similar to barbecue sauce.).
  17. Prepare of mayonnaise.
  18. It’s of dried green nori flakes.
  19. It’s of dried bonito flakes.
  20. You need of 1cup=235cc(USA).

Though it sounds very new to the Japanese cuisine, it is simply nothing but a Japanese savoury pancake made essentially from shredded cabbage, flour, eggs and water and topped with mayonnaise and a Japanese sauce along with any protein of your choice. It's also called a Japanese pizza many a times. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き o-konomi-yaki) is the ultra popular Japanese style savoury pancake, aka Japanese Pizza! Okonomi translates to "as you like" and yaki to "grilled" giving you "grilled as you like" and as the name indicates, you can make these with your favourite filling ad toppings!

OKONOMIYAKI (Japanese Pizza / Japanese Savory Pancake) instructions

  1. ★Recipe video★ (my You Tube channel)→https://youtu.be/u59j7GmSckc.
  2. 【For Okonomiyaki batter】Put 200 ml (6.8 fl oz) boiled water in a bowl and add Japanese soup stock, stir well. Put the bowl in water to cool down; set aside. Mix roughly cake flour, baking powder, and dried bonito powder; set aside..
  3. Grate Japanese yam into a large bowl. Pour the prepared stock in it while stirring. Sift dry ingredients over it..
  4. Mix well until smooth. Let it sit in a fridge for 3 hours or more to bring out the ''umami''(savory taste) of the flour..
  5. 【Prepare other ingredients. 】Chop cabbage into about 1 cm (0.4'') square. Chop the core of cabbage into fine pieces. Cut stalks scallion into small pieces. (You should wipe off moisture after you wash vegetables, before cutting them.).
  6. Cut leaves perilla leaf into small pieces. Chop red pickled ginger into fine pieces..
  7. 【Cook it with a frying pan.】Put one serving of the batter and vegetables in a bowl (1/4 each). Add an egg and mix roughly..
  8. Heat a frypan on medium-low heat and add a splash of oil for frying. Pour the okonomiyaki mixture into the pan. Use a spatula to form it into a round pancake about 2cm (0.8'') thick..
  9. Cook it for 3 mins on medium heat. Gently lay about 1/4 of the pork belly slices on top of the pancake. When golden brown on the bottom, flip it and cook the other side..
  10. Cook it on medium heat for 4-5 mins until golden too or pork belly gets crispy. Please don't push down on the okonomiyaki in the pan to get a fluffy pancake. Flip it again, warm it on low heat and then turn off the heat..
  11. 【Toppings】Apply okonomiyaki sauce with a spoon or brush, add mayonnaise in zigzagging lines, and sprinkle dried green nori flakes and dried bonito flakes. Please try freshly cooked OKONOMIYAKI!.
  12. Notes: If the time has passed after putting cabbage into the batter, the water in the cabbage will come out and the batter will become watery. If the batter becomes watery, the cooked okonomiyaki won't get fluffy, so when cooking, it's better to mix the batter and vegetables just before cooking..

Popular street food from Osaka, Japan, Okonomiyaki is a savory version of Japanese pancake, made with flour, eggs, shredded cabbage, and your choice of protein, and topped with a variety of condiments. Among all the Osaka specialty, Takoyaki (たこ焼き) and Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) are most well-known. Okonomiyaki, translated as "grilled as you like" is a savory Japanese cabbage pancake (or some might call it Japanese pizza) made with lots of cabbage, some pancake batter and topped with several other ingredients. The cooked okonomiyaki is then topped with some delicious okonomiyaki sauce and served with Japanese mayonnaise. Okonomiyaki is sometimes called "Japanese Pancake" or "Japanese Pizza" by non-Japanese speakers, but personally I think it's more like a dish between pancake and frittata.

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