My Original Pan-Fried Okonomiyaki

My Original Pan-Fried Okonomiyaki

These Kansai-style okonomiyaki are easy and delicious.
Here are tips on how to mix the batter.

Ingredients: 2 okonomiyaki pancakes

200 g
Thinly sliced pork belly
4 slices
Cake flour
90 g
Grated nagaimo yam
80 g
Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon
Tempura crumbs
3 tablespoons
Dried shrimp
2 tablespoons
200 ml
Chopped green onions
to your liking
Sauce, mayonnaise, aonori, bonito flakes
to your liking


1. Shred the cabbage. No need to remove the core! Shred it together.
2. Add all the ingredients into a bowl.
3. Mix the batter gently by lifting from the bottom of the bowl with a spoon. Please don't stir too much.
4. Thinly pour the oil in a heated frying pan. (When you are using a non-stick one, you don't need oil.) Pour in 1 portion of the batter, and adjust the shape, then place the pork slices on top.
5. Cook for 4-5 minutes over medium heat. When nicely browned, flip, and cook for another 4 minutes. The cooking time is just a suggestion.
6. Transfer to a plate pork-side down by sliding from the pan.
7. Spread on the sauce, mayonnaise, and sprinkle with aonori seaweed and bonito flakes to your liking.

Story Behind this Recipe

We've been eating this okonomiyaki for years.