Mix the water, flour, soy sauce, and dashi stock granules. Don't leave any lumps. The amount of water is approximate...
50 yen worth of tenkasu!
Add the chopped white part of the green onion, tenkasu, and pickled ginger to the batter. Add the shredded cabbage too, and mix together to incorporate lots of air.
Spread vegetable oil in a pan, pour in the batter and top with the pork belly slices and 1/2 of the green part of the green onion. The heat should be set fairly low. Cover with a lid and cook until it's about 70% done.
Turn the pancake over and cook for the other 30%. Check to see that the pork is cooked, and scatter on the rest of the green part of the green onion.
Top with lots of bonito flakes and okonomiyaki sauce while the okonomiyaki is still in the pan. It will sizzle.
It's difficult to flip a 26cm okonomiyaki. If it falls apart, just be creative with the presentation (the photo shows how I hid my failure).
Story Behind this Recipe
I bought a 50 yen pack of tenkasu, so I made okonomiyaki.
We mix the pickled ginger into the batter, rather than putting it on top of the pancake.