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Okonomiyaki: The Japanese Delight

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Okonomiyaki, a beloved Japanese dish, embodies the essence of culinary flexibility. Its name, “okonomiyaki,” translates to “grilled as you like it,” reflecting its adaptable nature when it comes to ingredients and flavors. In this article, we will delve into the step-by-step preparation of this delectable treat without mentioning specific ingredients, utensils, or timeframes.


  1. Begin by creating the batter mixture. Combine the necessary elements in a mixing bowl, whisking them together until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  2. Once the batter is ready, incorporate your chosen vegetables and additional flavorings. Ensure that these ingredients are evenly coated with the batter.
  3. Heat your cooking surface, whether it’s a griddle or non-stick pan, to the appropriate temperature.
  4. Begin cooking the okonomiyaki by pouring a ladleful of the batter mixture onto the cooking surface, shaping it into the desired pancake form.
  5. Allow the okonomiyaki to cook until it reaches a delightful golden brown color and is fully cooked. If applicable, carefully flip it using a spatula to cook the other side.
  6. Once fully cooked, proceed to add your preferred toppings. These can include drizzling sauces or garnishing with specific condiments.
  7. Serve your okonomiyaki while it’s still hot, traditionally cutting it into wedges for sharing.

This Japanese culinary masterpiece, known for its versatility, offers endless possibilities for customization. You can experiment with various ingredients, such as seafood, cheese, or even kimchi, to craft an okonomiyaki that suits your unique palate. Enjoy the harmonious interplay of flavors and textures that make this dish a true delight.

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prep time
15 minutes
cooking time
10 minutes
total time
25 minutes


  • Mixing bowl

  • Whisk

  • Griddle or non-stick pan

  • Spatula

  • Large spoon


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon dashi powder (optional, for extra umami)

  • 1/2 cabbage, finely shredded

  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup tenkasu (tempura scraps)

  • 1/4 cup beni shoga (red pickled ginger)

  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions


Prepare the batter.
Add vegetables and flavor.
Heat the griddle or pan.
Cook the okonomiyaki.
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