This savourish pancake was invented in Japan during the second world war when the stock on rice was low. To still have a nutritious meal, they made up this pancake made of (yam) batter, cabbage and a lot of sauce. "Okonomi"means "what you like" in Japanese, as you can almost use whatever ingredient you like.
- Flour - 300 grams
- Water - 150 ml
- Cabbage - 400 grams, Shredd without the hard white core
- Eggs - 4 eggs
- Chicken stock powder
- Green onions, bacon, onions, carrots
- Or whatever you like (squid, minced meat, noodles, cheese)
- Okonomiyaki sauce (Jap Worcestershire sauce, buy in Japanese Supermarkets)
- Japanese mayonaise
- Benito flakes (dried fish flakes, buy in Japanese Supermarkets)
Use a soup ladle to scoop the batter. Heat some oil in the frying pan. Fry one portion of batter in the pan. Keep the heat on medium. Wait till the bottom is cooked. Add some ingredients on top and flip the pancake. Fry the other side of the pancake.