Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake) – recipe



Otafuku Okonomiyaki packet mix for 2 people (Available from Japan Mart)

Cabbage 1/2 (300g)


1 x Spring onion

Water 160 ml

Vegetable oil for frying

Sauce (not included in pack)

Tomato sauce 20g

Worcester sauce 20g

Sugar 1/2 tablespoon

Additional toppings

Japanese mayo (not included in pack)

Shaved tuna flakes (not included in pack)

Nori (seaweed) green sachet that comes with pack


  1. Take all ingredients out from the package.*
  2. Cut cabbage into thin strips. 3cm is the best.
  3. Chop the spring onion finely.
  4. Put the water in a bowl, mix in the pink package of powder (Yam) until bubbling.
  5. Add white package of powder and mix. Please be careful not to overmix. It is ok if some lumps remain.
  6. Beat eggs, add shredded cabbage, chopped spring onion, and the contents of the yellow package (this is tenkasu, or tasty tempura bits) and mix together to make a batter.

7.  Add oil to frying pan.

8.  Add batter and fry for 3 minutes.

9.  When the bottom is light brown like a pancake, flip, put on lid and steam  4 minutes.

10. Check the color and turn over. Fry for 2 minutes without lid.

11. Put on plate when golden brown both sides.

12. Add sauce and then toppings.

13. Enjoy!

Some of the allergens included in this okonomiyaki pack: Wheat, Soybeans, Squid, Yam, Mackerel, Eggs

Please note that Nagomi has translated Japanese to English from the packet. Please take care if you have allergies as some ingredients may not be listed.  We are not sponsored by Otafuku.

*If you use the pack for 4 people, just use half and keep the rest for next time.

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