In this recipe, I listed Pork and Cabbage as the main ingredients. However, these can be substituted for any ingredients. Because this is ‘Okonomiyaki’, you can use whatever ingredients you like.


4 to 6 Servings


2 cups Plain Flour OR Self-Raising Flour
2 cups Water
4 Eggs
1 pinch Salt
1/2 teaspoon Dashi Power *optional
1/4 to 1/2 Cabbage
*Add as much as you like if you can combine with the batter
200g Thinly Sliced Pork Belly
Okonomiyaki Sauce
Japanese Mayonnaise
Katsuobushi *optional
Aonori *optional
Benishoga (Red Pickled Ginger) *optional, I didn’t have it today.

Other Ingredients Suggestions

Ham, Seafood, Sausage, Cheese, Bacon, Onion, Spring Onion, Bean Sprouts, Mushrooms

  1. Make batter by mixing the Flour, Water, Eggs, Salt and Dashi Powder.
  2. Add shredded Cabbage to the batter and mix it well.
  3. Oil a barbecue hotplate or a frying pan and cook thinly sliced pork on both sides.
    *Note: If you choose to use a filling such as seafood, ham or cheese that doesn’t have to be as well cooked as Pork does, you can simply mix these ingredients in with the batter and cabbage mix instead of cooking them first.
  4. Pour the cabbage mixture over the pork pieces to form pancakes. When the edges of the pancake has set, flip the pancakes over, and cook for 2 or 3 minutes until all the batter is cooked. You may turn the pancakes over a few times while cooking.
  5. Place the pancake on a plate with the pork on the top. Dress with Okonomiyaki Sauce and Japanese Mayonnaise, and sprinkle with Katsuobushi and Aonori. Benishooga (Pickled Ginger) also goes well with this as a topping.