Okonomiyaki

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    Zucchini & Edamame Okonomiyaki

    There had been a large Zucchini in the fridge for a while, and I had to use it sooner. I decided to make Okonomiyaki using it. It turned out the softest and fluffiest Okonomiyaki I ever cooked. I added Edamame, but you can add Prawns, Squid, Bacon, Ham, OR etc. Pan-frying would be a quick …

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    Oven-baked Okonomiyaki with Ham & Egg

    It takes time to cook ‘Okonomiyaki’, especially when you make many. When I cook it for whole family, I bake one large Okonomiyaki in the oven. Today’s Okonomiyaki is about 40 x 30cm. Such a jumbo Okonomiyaki can’t be flipped over, but I don’t need to to do so as I bake it in the …

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    Tonpeiyaki

    Never heard of ‘Tonpeiyaki’? It’s similar to ‘Okonomiyaki’ which is now very popular worldwide. There are many variations these days, and some people believe that ‘Tonpeiyaki’ is stir-fried Pork & Cabbage stuffed Omelette, but originally it is not. Read the Method below and find out how easy it is to cook. Makes 1 to 2 …

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    Broccoli & Prawns Okonomiyaki

    ‘Okonomiyaki’ is commonly made with Cabbage. I often make it with Kale. Broccoli version is also very yummy. Especially Broccoli stems are perfect for this ‘Okonomiyaki’. When Broccoli are in season and they are tasty and cheap, why don’t you try it? I like Prawns for Broccoli version, but you can use Squid, Pork, Ham, …

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    Rice Cooker Squid Savoury Cake

    When I was craving ‘Takoyaki’, the famous ball-shaped Japanese savoury snack, I invented this dish. Octopus is the key ingredient to make ‘Takoyaki’ but Octopus is hard to find where I live. I often use Squid. Then, using the same ingredients, I created this savoury cake mixture. I cooked it in the rice cooker because …

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    Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki

    Hiroshima-Style Okonomiyaki is one of the most famous and popular Japanese foods among the tourists who visit Japan. It’s a crepe-based layered savoury pancake, and I have never cooked it at home until recently. Because I believed that it was too hard to cook without a large hotplate. Since I watched a BBC video about …

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    ‘Ikayaki’ Squid Okonomiyaki

    This dish is called ‘Ikayaki’ in Japanese. It’s a Squid version of ‘Takoyaki’, that is ball-shaped Japanese savoury cake and commonly filled with cooked Octopus. However, ‘Ikayaki’ is not ball-shaped. It’s a pancake and rather looks like ‘Okonomiyaki’. It is so easy to make. I like to add plenty of Spring Onion to the batter. …

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    Edible Chrysanthemum Okonomiyaki

    It seems there are so many different names for the vegetable I call ‘Edible Chrysanthemum’. It is called ‘Shungiku’ in Japanese. In Australia, Edible Chrysanthemum is available from most Asian grocery stores. This is ‘Okonomiyaki’. Besides Edible Chrysanthemum as the main ingredient, you can use whatever you like. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 100g …

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    Egg White Okonomiyaki

    How do you use up the leftover egg white? Do you make Angel Food Cake, Macarons or Meringue? There are some recipes on this website such as Almond Bread, Pavlova and ‘Langues de Chat’ Biscuits.I want to introduce a new savoury dish for using up the leftover egg white. It’s this ‘Okonomiyaki’. Simply you replace …

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    Okonomiyaki with Garlic Chives

    When I found a bunch of Garlic Chives getting wilted in the fridge, I decided to add them to Okonomiyaki. To make Okonomiyaki more colourful and nutritious, I also added Carrot. And the result was unsatisfying. It didn’t taste good with ‘Okonomiyaki Sauce’ and Japanese mayonnaise. Why? I tried the ‘Okonomiyaki with Garlic Chives’ with …

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    Oven-baked Cauliflower Okonomiyaki

    ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ When I wanted to make ‘Okonomiyaki’ on the other day, I didn’t have enough cabbage. That’s why I used thinly sliced cauliflower and learned the cauliflower version was really nice. It is important not to over cook it because the texture can turn quite mushy. Makes 2 to 3 …

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    Kale Okonomiyaki

    It was last year’s Easter holidays when I sowed the seeds of Kale in my veggie garden. It’s been more than 10 months, we are still harvesting them. I was running out of the ideas how to cook them. Then I thought of making ‘Okonomiyaki’ using Kale. You know Kale smells like cabbage. It should …

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    Pizza Inspired Oven-baked Okonomiyaki

    There used to be a pizza shop near our house. An Italian family was running the shop and their pizzas were delicious. My favourite was ‘Vegetarian Pizza’ with anchovies as optional extra. This ‘Oven-baked Okonomiyaki’ has been inspired by that pizza. The shop is now owned by Chinese and their pizzas are sadly quite disappointing. …

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    Takoyaki

    ‘Takoyaki’, a ball-shaped savoury snack, is one of the dishes that most foreign tourists try to eat in Japan. To make ‘Takoyaki’, you need a ‘Takoyaki’ pan. Do not give up if you don’t have one, I heard that Cake Pop Maker or Mini Pancake Pan are just fine for making ‘Takoyaki’. It doesn’t matter …

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