Once I have tasted it before–while having a lunch break at a canteen near the office–I immediately fell in love with it. Though, I already made it on my bucket list when I get to visit Japan. SOON!
Here in the Philippines there are few stores who serves Okonomiyaki and if you’re residing in my area, Cavite, there’s very rare to none. If you know a store who sells this please do tell me on the comments section below, will really appreciate it!
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake in which there are lots of varieties/versions in different places in Japan, like in Hiroshima they put in noodles and egg. Others has shrimp or oyster or cheese. But mostly whatever topping you like may do. Isn’t it exciting??
Okay, so let’s start Okonomizing!
Ingredients I Used:
2 cups Flour (Self rising or Cake flour will do)
1/2 tsp Baking soda (no need to put if you’re using cake/self rising flour)
1/2 of large Cabbage
2 cups water or chicken stock
1 tsp dashi powder if you don’t have chicken stock
Bonito Flakes (optional) haven’t put into mine ’cause its hard to find in Philippines.
1.Chop cabbage finely.
2. Mix flour, water with dashi or chicken stock and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix in dry ingredients spring onions and cabbage, mix well.
3. Heat a little oil in a frying pan. Spoon Cabbage mix into the frying pan, and formed it into circle. Make sure there’s enough batter to hold it together. Push in the edges any cabbage or batter that’s sticking out.
4. Put bacon on top while the bottom is still cooking
5. Cook on medium heat until browned then flip the other side and wait until browned.
6. Spread the Okonomi sauce then mayonnaise on your desired design.
Very easy peasy, right?
I had to make my own Okonomi sauce which is very rare to find in the Philippines as well. I found it in this site: http://www.littlejapanmama.com/2011/10/okonomiyaki-recipe-with-endless.html. It’s a really big help. It taste more or less same for me.
Here’s the recipe:
(feel free to adjust the measurement depending on your preference)
2tbsp Barbeque sauce
1 tbsp Soy sauce
dash of worcestershire sauce
So try to make your own version now! Don’t forget to let me know or ask questions if you have. 😉