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Easy Okonomiyaki

Easy Okonomiyaki recipe

This is an easy recipe for Osaka-style Okonomiyaki, which is basically a Japanese omelette, but much tastier. It’s something which I really enjoyed eating in Tokyo, where you prepare it yourself on large hot plates.

Luckily for us it’s easy enough to make at home with readily available ingredients and a non-stick frying pan! The taste is pretty similar to the classic Okonomiyaki, and very much open to experimentation. You could add different meats, prawns, or make it Vegetarian. I hope you enjoy it.

Serves 2


  • 130g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 150ml water
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g washed and shredded cabbage (tough parts removed)
  • 2 slices of ham, thinly chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Simple Okonomiyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar or white wine vinegar

  • 2 washed and chopped spring onions

Mix the flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Add the water and whisk until most of the lumps have gone. Add the eggs and continue to whisk until combined.

Sprinkle in the cabbage and ham, season with salt and pepper and mix together.

Place a large non stick frying pan on a medium heat and pour in the vegetable oil. Once it’s hot spoon in the mixture and use a couple of spatulas to flatten it to around 1.5cm thick. Push in the edges to keep it round in shape.

Cook for around 5-7 minutes. Once the edges start to brown carefully flip over and cook on the other side for a further 5-7 minutes. Once cooked through slide onto a plate.

Mix the Okonomiyaki sauce ingredients together and spread over the top, then combine the mayo ingredients together and drizzle on top. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions and eat.

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  1. Looks perfect for breakfast. I love okonomiyaki. It’s a long time I have not made it. Have to make it again soon.

  2. Wow, this looks deliciously different! Can’t wait to try it.

  3. Great recipe and photos! If you are interested in more information about Okonomiyaki and recipe variations see – Have fun!

  4. I might just give this a go, sounds rather simple. I’ve always been afraid of making those because all the recipes I’ve read before required tons and tons of ingredients but not here! Thanks for sharing.

    • I think you could make it more complicated, but try this first which will give you a good idea of how it tastes and how easy it is to do!

  5. I’m loving the photography here Matt – looks very delicious too :)

  6. Never heard of this type of omelette, looks very interesting.

  7. I love Okonomiyaki, but never tried to make it… For some reason had it in my head I would not be able to, but MUST MUST try your recipe now :)

  8. It looks delicious and reminds me a little of a seafood omelette I’ve eaten and loved in a Korean restaurant..will have to try soon as making my mouth water!

  9. My bf has been wanting to make this at home ever since he got back from a trip to Osaka. It looked intimidating to me, but your version looks so simple and good! Thanks!!

  10. Thanks for sharing. Nice one recipe. Good work. Your recipe is very quick and easy. I have written some similar simple recipe recently. But your recipe is yummy.
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Moong Dal Recipe – Moong Lentils Recipe =-.

  11. I maked your recipe! thanks! I loved it!

    you can see here


  12. Wow, this is delicious, i just can wait to try it out at my home and share it with my friends too.

  13. I never knew an omelette could look so good!!

  14. I find that HP sauce tastes pretty close to okonomiyaki sauce

  15. thanks for the recipe it looks gr8!


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