Okonomiyaki is a savoury pancake made mostly from cabbage. I don’t even like cabbage really but these things are great. When I lived in Japan it was my favourite food and I ate them all the time. After I left it took me years to find them again. Here in Hong Kong I have found a few restaurants that specialise in okonomiyaki but they’re actually easy to make. You just need to get the special flour and the sauces and you’re good to go.
This is all you need to do:
Cut lots of cabbage. More than you think you’ll need.
Add a few tablespoons of the special flour – less than you think you’ll need.
Add two free-range eggs (it doesn’t work with normal eggs, they have to be free range eggs. Yes, really.)
Add salt, pepper a little cheese and a splash of water then stir.
Pour combined ingredients into pan.
Wait for a few minutes, then…..flip like a pro!
Flip a few more times.
Serve with the special brown sauce, bonito flakes and dried seaweed flakes.
Then….turn the music up and watch your Okonomiyaki dance!