Good Food Friday : Okonomiyaki

I whipped up this awesome pancake for lunch last Sunday – it took minutes to make and was lip smackingly delicious. If your not familiar with Okonomiyaki – it’s japanese pancake and can virtually be made with anything you have in your fridge. You can substitute suitable vegetables, making it really easy to quickly make up for a lunch when unexpected guests drop over or like me, when the craving hits!


4 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1 potato, grated.
1 carrot, grated
1 leek, chopped
Oil to fry pancakes

Okonomiyaki sauce (you can find this at the japanese grocers or use kekap manis available at the supermarket)
Japanese mayonnaise (I like the kewpie brand – also available at the supermarket)

Beat eggs in a large bowl. Once mixed well, combine all other ingredients. You may add more water if necessary.
Heat oil in a frypan over a medium heat. Using a ladle, spoon in one full ladle to pan and allow mixture to spread out evenly – sometimes using the base of the ladle to flatten out.
Cook both sides until golden brown.

Serve with sauces.

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5 Responses to “Good Food Friday : Okonomiyaki”

  1. Belinda

    You’re no Donna Hay! (giggle giggle)

  2. Louise (Table Tonic)

    Ohhhhh I could talk for a VERY long time about the merits of combining Japanese mayo and Kecap Manis. I put them both in rice paper rolls – they literally jazz up ANYTHING!

    Loving your blog Nat (but hating all the jumps – I’m clicking on EVERYTHING!!!).