Okonomiyaki (Savory Japanese Napa cabbage pancake)

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“Okonomiyaki means “grilled as you like it”, so you can easily integrate more ingredients like pork or shrimp, or substitute with other kinds of cabbage. Try to serve it with bonito flakes if you can find them in Asian supermarkets!”

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!