Homemade Okonomiyaki Sauce (Just like Otafuku)

Homemade Okonomiyaki Sauce (Just like Otafuku)

I thought it'd be great if everyone could taste my favorite brand of okonomiyaki sauce (Otafuku)! For your okonomiyaki-eating pleasure.

Ingredients: Enough for 2 to 3 okonomiyaki pancakes

Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce (or better yet, "Chuuno"-Style sauce)
2 tablespoons (30 ml)
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons
7.5 ml
Grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon (1 cm if from a tube)
(I use a small 2.5 ml measuring spoon for some ingredients. It's called a "chasaji", or "tea spoon". [In Japanese, a western teaspoon is called "small spoon".])


1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Adjust the amount according to the number of servings.
2. Just for your info, THIS is the real stuff: Otafuku brand's okonomiyaki sauce.
3. The real sauce is a little thicker, since I just tried to match the taste (not the texture). Taste-wise, it's a near perfect match.
4. This is the recipe in which I recommend using the Otafuku sauce: Naniwakko-Style Saucy Yaki-soba/Yaki-udon (Fried Ramen/Fried Rice Noodles), Recipe ID: 1362669. Give it a try!

Story Behind this Recipe

In my yaki-udon (fried rice noodle) recipe (Recipe ID: 1362669), I recommended using Otafuku brand okonomiyaki sauce, but since it may not be available to most of you, I came up with this recipe. (My homemade sauce has fruit purée in it, but this one is made from simple ingredients and tastes just like Otafuku's.)