Miso-Flavored Fried Tempura (Okonomiyaki)

Miso-Flavored Fried Tempura (Okonomiyaki)

This is my grandma's miso-flavored okonomiyaki. The fried miso produces a fragrant, simple flavor.

Ingredients: 1 okonomiyaki pancake

◎Flour (cake or all-purpose flour)
1/2 cup (about 50 g)
◎Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
Dashi stock
70 ml
about 30 g
Sakura shrimp
1 heaping tablespoon
Red pickled ginger
1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons
1 tablespoon
Ingredients (meat, octopus, squid, corn, tuna, etc.)
To taste
Green onions or scallions


1. Add ◎ to a bowl and mix it up with an egg beater instead of sifting, add the dashi stock broth a bit at a time, and mix without kneading. Dry-fry the sakura shrimp.
2. Add 1 cm squared cabbage, sakura shrimp, red pickled ginger, any of your favorite ingredients, and a cracked egg to the bowl from Step 1. Gently mix it up with a fork or cooking chopsticks.
3. Heat oil in a pan, and cook over medium heat. Once the sides have hardened, flip over. Press down firmly on it with a spatula, and lightly coat the top with half of the miso.
4. Flip it over and reduce to low heat. Press down on the batter with a spatula, and lightly cover with the remaining miso.
5. Flip it over again, and it is done once you fry the miso. You cook it through on both sides, coat with miso, and fry it again over low heat.
6. Garnish the fried okonomiyaki with scallions. Top with mayonnaise if you like. However, please first try a bite with just the simple taste of miso.
7. Variation: Add 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder roux for faint flavor of curry. It goes better with the sauce. I recommend making it with green onions and corn.

Story Behind this Recipe

My grandma often made this for me for lunch.