How to Make Okonomiyaki

How To Make Okonomiyaki

The famous Japanese pancake, this is Itoh-san’s Okonomiyaki recipe.

My friend of over 15 years – Itoh-san – is an Okonomiyaki cooking master. I love his distinctive cooking style. In fact, he has raised the level of okonomiyaki to such heights that I could never settle for the okonomiyaki you find in the market, which I consider mediocre.

Last week was simply delightful as he cooked delicious Okonomiyaki at home. I have captured all the details for you to try out yourself. Oh yes! He has upped his cooking game over these years – it’s better than it’s ever been!

Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki recipe

This recipe serves one


  1. Eggs
  2. Okonomiyaki powder mix (flour and stuff) x 2 tbsp
  3. Potato (Imaimo) x ¼ cup
  4. Bamboo (Take) x ¼ cup
  5. Thinly sliced beef or meat of your choice x 4 medium sized slices
  6. Cabbage x 1 cup
  7. Noodles x ¼ cup


  1. Mix 2 eggs, the okonomiyaki Mix, and cabbage in a bowl
  2. Fry the beef
  3. Add a small amount of cooked noodles shaped in a small circle
  4. Add the batter on top
  5. Cook for 2.5 – 3 minutes on each side on low – medium heat.
  6. Then drizzle the mayonnaise, Okonomiyaki sauce and slather it all on the cooked okonomiyaki.
  7. Optional step: To increase flavor you can add seaweed and fish flakes.
  8. Serve hot and eat a lot!

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