First, let's make the batter. Mix the tofu until it turns to cream, grate the Japanese yam, and mix together to make a smooth batter.
Add the flour, water, and egg and swiftly mix together. Add the vegetables and tempura crumbs, etc., and mix in.
Spread the mixture out in a preheated pan or electric griddle, and top with pork slices.
Cook both sides until crunchy. It's done once the mixture is cooked through .
Story Behind this Recipe
This is a recipe that was improved using the know-how I picked up when I worked at an okonomiyaki restaurant . I'm quite particular about okonomiyaki . This amount always yields fluffy okonomiyaki pancakes . It doesn't taste like tofu at all!
Using the tofu and grated yam for the base is important! While using an egg beater to whip air into the dough, thoroughly mix it all together smoothly . You can also mix the okonomiyaki flour with plain flour and bonito flakes . It is messy though, so my family just uses okonomiyaki flour lol. It's a normal pork okonomiyaki .