Okonomiyaki (Savory Japanese Napa cabbage pancake)

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
½ head Napa cabbage
carrot
3 stalks scallions
4 tbsp ketchup
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
eggs
120 ml water
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
140 g flour
vegetable oil (for frying)
black sesame seeds (for serving)
Japanese mayonnaise (for serving)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • knife
  • bowl (small)
  • bowl (large)
  • peeler
  • blender
  • rubber spatula
  • nonstick pan
  • spatula

Nutrition per serving

Cal
546
Protein
22 g
Fat
14 g
Carb
84 g
  • Step 1/4

    Core and shred Napa cabbage, then transfer to a large bowl. Use a vegetable peeler to grate the carrot into the same bowl. Thinly slice scallions, adding most to the bowl with the cabbage and carrots. Add ketchup and Worcestershire to a small bowl and mix to combine, then set aside.
    • ½ head Napa cabbage
    • carrot
    • 3 stalks scallions
    • 4 tbsp ketchup
    • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl (small)
    • bowl (large)
    • peeler

    Core and shred Napa cabbage, then transfer to a large bowl. Use a vegetable peeler to grate the carrot into the same bowl. Thinly slice scallions, adding most to the bowl with the cabbage and carrots. Add ketchup and Worcestershire to a small bowl and mix to combine, then set aside.

  • Step 2/4

    Add eggs, water, soy sauce, and sesame oil to a blender and blend until well combined. Add flour and blend until a smooth batter forms.
    • eggs
    • 120 ml water
    • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
    • 140 g flour
    • blender

    Add eggs, water, soy sauce, and sesame oil to a blender and blend until well combined. Add flour and blend until a smooth batter forms.

  • Step 3/4

    Add batter to the bowl with the cabbage and stir to combine until everything is coated evenly.
    • rubber spatula

    Add batter to the bowl with the cabbage and stir to combine until everything is coated evenly.

  • Step 4/4

    Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and let heat up. Transfer half the batter to the pan. Flip when the bottom is golden and fry until both sides are golden brown, approx. 3 min. per side. Serve warm pancakes drizzled with okonomiyaki sauce, black sesame seeds, Japanese mayonnaise, and a sprinkle of scallions. Enjoy!
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • black sesame seeds (for serving)
    • Japanese mayonnaise (for serving)
    • nonstick pan
    • spatula

    Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and let heat up. Transfer half the batter to the pan. Flip when the bottom is golden and fry until both sides are golden brown, approx. 3 min. per side. Serve warm pancakes drizzled with okonomiyaki sauce, black sesame seeds, Japanese mayonnaise, and a sprinkle of scallions. Enjoy!