Manly Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki

Manly Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki

This is my husband's Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki recipe! He asked me to post this recipe because he is proud of it. He doesn't use bean sprouts because they give off too much water.

Ingredients: 2 servings

●Plain flour
50 g
120 ml
Yakisoba noodles (steamed)
2 packets
as needed
Dried bonito powder
to taste
Okonomiyaki sauce
to taste


1. Whisk the ● flour and water (if you have time, leave to rest because it will easily spread on the pan later).
2. Slice the cabbage and julienne the carrot.
3. Pre-heat the hot plate to 300-320ºF/150-160ºC. Grease with oil and pour the batter from Step 1. Shape into a circle and sprinkle with dried bonito powder.
4. Loosen the noodles and place on top of the batter. Pile the cabbage, carrot and pork (in this order) on top.
5. After frying for 5 minutes, pour Step 1 batter over the pork and flip over.
6. Neaten the shape with a spatula and cover with a lid. Steam-fry for 5 minutes and uncover to fry for further 5 minutes.
7. Crack eggs on the electric griddle and break the yolks. Place the okonomiyaki on top of the eggs. You don't have to flip over, just slide onto the eggs. The okonomiyaki should be meat-side down.
8. Flip over with the egg sides up and transfer to serving plates. Drizzle okonomiyaki sauce and serve.
9. You can use any toppings you like such as dried bonito flakes, aonori, mayonnaise or chopped scallions.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my husband's proud recipe he settled with after many trials.