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Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savoury Pancake)

Edited: As one of my reader gave me a good information on the sauce that I must have been missed when I bought it. Unfortunately alcohol involved to make this sauce. Therefore, I’m not suggesting my muslim readers to buy it (will try to make a homemade version when I have the chance). But it happened, my bad. I have to be more careful next time.

It has been a while since I watched the video how to make okonomiyaki from Cooking with Dog in youtube. Since then I kept searching how to get the sauce and bonito flakes (with reasonable price). I found them in ebay sold by many different sellers. But the shipping price is a little pricey. Until one day, when I shopped in one of Asian shop here, I found both of them and didn’t buy them right away. Why? Because I had to compare the price first πŸ˜€ Since everything here is so expensive.

After I compared the price, I came back to the shop the next day and buy those two important ingredients.

Personally, I think, this savoury pancake is so very similar with the one we have in Indonesia (I’ll try to post them sometime, so you can see).

Okay, so I followed the recipe almost exactly with some changes here and there. And I doubled the recipe too. You can see the original recipe here.



for the batter

  • 200g all purpose flour
  • 280ml water
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Β salt & pepper

Β the fillings

  • 200g crab sticks, sliced
  • 400g cabbage, chopped
  • 2 stalks spring onion. sliced
  • 50g dried small shrimp
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 medium size carrot, shredded


  • okonomiyaki sauce
  • mayonnaise
  • bonito flakes
  • sliced spring onion

Β How to:

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients for the batter. Set aside.

Add the filling ingredients into the batter. Mix well.

Preheat a large pan with 2 tbsp oil.Β Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions.

Take 1 portion and place onto the pan (you can make round or rectangular shape like I did).

Let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes with medium heat or until nice golden brown. And flip it. And cook the other side for 3 to 5 minutes as well.

To serve: drizzle some of the sauce, mayo and sprinkle some spring onion and bonito flakes.


Tips: If you’re making a lot and want to keep everything warm, just preheat your oven into 120Β°C. After the okonomiyaki cooked, put it in the oven while cooking the rest of the mixture.Β 



    • Iya mba. Saosnya yang bikin beda. Tapi aku tetep dicocol juga pake sambel abese.. hahaha… πŸ˜€

  1. keliatannya enak!!!! saya juga pernah bikin okonomiyaki tapi gak nemu saos okomiyakinya, akhirnya rasanya malah kayak bakwan atau kalau orang sunda bilang sih bala-bala,hahahaha…

    kalau boleh tau pakai saos okonomiyakinya merek apa, boleh tau ga sapa tau ada di Indo..

    salam kenal ya πŸ™‚

    • Hahaha.. samaan dong. Tetep paling enak pake sambel botol daripada saos aslinya πŸ˜€
      Judul saosnya Tonkatsu (fruit and vegetable sauce). Ada gambar bulldog di labelnya.
      Salam kenal kembali πŸ™‚

      • ooo…gitu ya. tapi masih penasaran gmn rasanya kalo bkin sendiri trus pake saos aslinya, apakah bakal seenak kalo beli di resto πŸ˜€
        oke deh ntar aq coba cari disini. makasih ya infonya πŸ™‚

      • Wah klo itu sy juga kurang tau mba. Soalnya resto jepang klo disini cuma jual sushi, ramen, udon gitu. Sementara jalan2 ke jepang langsung masih jadi impian sampe skrg… hehehe πŸ˜€

      • kirain resto Jepang dimana-mana sama, berarti mending resto Jepang disini ya lengkap ada ramen, katsu,okonomiyaki, takoyaki,dll… aku lumayan hapal menunya soalnya di Indo resto yg berbau jepang lagi happening banget πŸ˜€

        sama aq juga pengen ke Jepang, pengen nyobain makanan2nya,ehehehehe

  2. teenrecipes1 says

    Nice job Ridha. You really have a talent for recipe creation! Love your recipes!

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