Ultimate Japanese Pancake: Okonomiyaki

  • Ready in: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: very easy
  • kcal: 522
Ultimate Japanese Pancake: Okonomiyaki


  • ½ green cabbage
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • shrimp, optional
  • tofu, optional
  • sweetcorn, optional


  1. Mix the water and the flour, there should always be an equal amount of both.
    Dice the cabbage and add into the water and flour mix. Add the eggs and mix.
    Add the spring onions, 
    SIDS SMOKEY BBQ RUB and anything your tummy is craving (shrimps, sweetcorn, etc). Hold the bacon as we’ll add it on top of the batter while it’s cooking. If you’re adding tofu, remember to add some flour as the batter might become too watery.
    Heat up some oil in a pan and make a 2 cm thick round pancake with the batter. Add your bacon on top. Remember to move it around so that it doesn’t stick to the pan. After about 4 minutes flip it until the bacon on the bottom becomes crispy. Flip it again and wait until you get a brownish-golden colour (depending on how you like it).
    Add your Okonomiyaki sauce, Mayonnaise, Katsuoboshi and Aonori and ta-da ! You’ve just made your first (of many) Okonomiyakis.