Thursday, December 10, 2009

Food Trip Friday--Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki at Gaja

This is a request recipe of a friend of mine, Sreisaat. Okonomiyaki is literally means "add what you like" and described as a Japanese pancake but it doesn't taste like pancake. It is traditionally eaten at restaurant equipped with teppan ( iron griddle) and is served with a pancake -like batter and the customer will cook the okonomiyaki by themselves using a short metal spatula. It is so easy to make and of course you can make them right at home-- you can find most of the ingredients at your favorite asian supermarket. Making okonomiyaki is convenient if you have the Okonomiyaki flour in hand and cook them on a electric hotplate but if not, you can still make it from scratch using your frying pan.

Okonomiyaki at home

Okonomiyaki--3 to 4 servings

150 g cup All Purpose Flour ( or Okonomiyaki flour )
1 Egg, medium size
170 ml Water or dashi soup stock

300g Cabbage, thinly sliced or diced
2 stalks Green Onion, chopped
1/4 cupTenkasu ( tempura flakes )
Pork or Beef ( thinly sliced, shabu-shabu style)
Negi ( leeks )
Bacon strips
Raw shrimp
50ml Yamaimo--you can leave without yamaimo on your batter if you can't find one(yamaimo helps bind the batter )
1: Mix together the batter and ingredients evenly but do not over mix. Be sure to let some "air" go into the ingredients.
2: Add oil to your flat frying pan and pour the mixture making into a circle, on medium heat, cook until a bit brown
3: Flip the dough using two spatulas to turn over then cover and lower the heat. Do not press down to it.
4: When both sides of the okonomiyaki are cooked, spread some okonomiyaki sauce ( you can replace it with Worcestershire sauce or any strong flavored sauce will do ) with a brush, Kewpie mayonnaise--in a zigzig form, top with bonito flakes and sprinkle with ao-nori( small flakes green seaweed ).
5: Serve hot.

Notes:Okonomiyaki takes longer to cook than you might expect and the finished product doesn't hold together nearly as well as a pancake.

For Food trippers join us here. Chibugan na!!! \(^0^)/


♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

It's been a while since I last ate at a Japanese resto but I do remember the iron grilled and the way they cook the food in front of us, it's not like you Okonomiyaki thought but it's really fun watching them doing that.

Sreisaat said...

Clarissa, thank you for posting this! Alam mo I enjoyed eating okonomiyaki with the local soda. The soda was served in a traditional bottle na may round glass sa loob - nakalimutan ko na ang tawag dun e. I will try making one at home next week and pray that they would hold together hihihihi.

We Ate This!

shaine said...

Looks dilicious! sana makapunta ako sa Japan, wish ko yan matagal na kht few days lang basta makapasok lang ako.

Unknown said...

hmmnn, this is mouth-watering! i'd love to try this!

Dhemz said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaa...another yummy entry of mami Clang...mukhang masarap ito ah.....thanks for sharing the recipe....would love to try this someday....:)

eden said...

it looks so yummy.. hmmm.. I haven't tried it yet, mommy clang but love to..

Lina Gustina said...

wow, looks delicious...

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sarap sarap naman nyan Clang!

I tasted some Japanese Food

Unknown said...

Wow clang you are good! I would'nt mind if you send me some sampla waaaaa just kidding. Abi nku itlog scrambled hehe. lami ang finished product.

♥peachkins♥ said...

thanks for the greetings...di pa ako nakatikim nito..

R. said...

Japanese Pancakes.
I don't eat pancakes, but that's something that I will most likely try because it looks different. Hahaa. And your photo, is that your finish product? It's picture perfect Clarissa, as if it's from a Cooking Show. Coolness!

Azumi's Mom ★ said...

nakaka-kain lang ako ng okonomiyaki tuwing matsuri lol. Nung una di ko like pero pag nasanay ka na, masarap pala. Thanks for sharing =)

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

puwede bang tumikim niyan..

agent112778 said...

parang okoy ng 'pinas

yum yum

my entry is here

Great day for us Food Weekenders:)

Thanx for the Visit :)

Seiko said...

Finally 've got a time visiting here.
I love your Okonomiyaki super looks delish talaga!:D

EJ said...

It looks delicious!

Clarissa said...

@Sreisaat:it is called RAMUNE,usually seen during summer and festivals.I think in english they're called lemonade.They have many flavour of the drinks,too.^_^
@RUSS:It looks like a pancake but it doesn't taste like one.It can be great for snacks or appetizers.

To everybody:Thanks for dropping by!!I appreciate your visits here.^_^

Dee said...

Looks super tasty! I'll try that next time. Happy Monday! :)

Genefaith said...

sarap naman nito sis..thanks for adding the recipe ..wanna try this one of these days:)

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

magpapakatotoo ako..di pa ako nakakakain niyan..patikim naman..hehe..joke..

♡ N o r e e n said...

sis ang sarap sarap mo siguro magluto tuwing nakikita ko food entries mo dito ay nagugutom akooooooo

anney said...

Unang tingin ko kala ko burger na may mayo! hehehe! looks yummy!

花生豆花Alex said...


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