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Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki Recipe – (Video)

Okonomiyaki is one of the most popular dishes in Japanese street cuisine, the easiest to prepare. Don’t miss the video recipe!

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It’s been two weeks since I wanted to share this recipe with you, but a small cold that turned into bronchitis prevented me from doing so, and as they say, all good things are made to wait. So after this long wait, it’s here. Today I’m sharing with you how to make Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.

What is okonomiyaki?

Okonomiyaki is similar to a savory pancake with garnishes. These are so varied that they suit both vegetarians and meat lovers. It’s no wonder then that its name means okonomi (however you like it) + yaki (grilled).

It is part of Japanese konamon cuisine. Kono means powder/flour and Mono stuff. This aspect of Japanese cuisine refers to flour-based dishes such as udon, takoyaki and okonomiyaki.

What’s in the okonomiyaki?

Some of the most common side dishes are bacon, squid, prawns, or noodles. In addition, okonomiyaki is served with beni shōga, spring onions, kewpie mayonnaise, and okonomiyaki sauce.

Okonomiyaki in Japan

This is one of the most popular dishes in Japanese cuisine with more than 30,000 restaurants in Japan specializing in it. However, this recipe is still largely unknown in the West.

Beyond its many side dishes, this dish is usually found in various forms depending on where it is cooked – the most iconic being Kansai and Hiroshima.

In the style of Kansai

In this version, the cabbage and other garnishes are mixed with the dough made with flour, dashi and egg. Kansai-style okonomiyaki has more dough than the Hiroshima version and is the most common way to enjoy an okonomiyaki in Europe.


If you visit Hiroshima, you have to visit Okonomimura, an entire building in the center of Hiroshima dedicated solely and exclusively to this dish. In this building there are 24 restaurants where only Okonomiyakis are prepared!

This version is prepared with a crepe-like base. Finely chopped cabbage, the desired garnishes are added to this and, once cooked, the okonomiyaki sauce, kewpie mayonnaise and aonori are added. This type is lighter than the one in Kansai.

So without further ado, let’s find out how to cook it Hiroshima-style.

Hiroshima style okonomiyaki recipe
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Okonomiyaki is one of the most popular dishes in Japanese street cuisine, the easiest to prepare.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 2 Large
Calories: 370kcal


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup dashi Vegetarian dashi can be used
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/3 cabbage Finely sliced
  • 2 eggs One by Okonomiyaki
  • 4 Slices bacon It can be replaced by prawns, cuttlefish, noodles,…
  • 1 Cda. Beni Shouga
  • 2 Chives
  • Okonomiyaki Sauce
  • Kewpie mayonnaise
  • Aonori optional
  • Katsuobushi optional


  • Finely chop the cabbage, spring onion and bengi shoga.
  • Add the dashi, mirin and flour to a bowl and beat until there are no lumps.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat with a little oil. Add a little of the batter to create a thin crepe. Top with cabbage, spring onion and beni shōga.
  • Make a small slit in the center and add the egg. On top of the egg, add (if desired) the bacon.
  • Optionally: Take a little dough and dilute it with the dashi broth. Mix it well and add it on top and around the edges of the okonomiyaki to give it more stability and make it easier for us to turn it.
  • After about 5 minutes, when the crepe has browned, turn it over and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Transfer it to a plate and add the Okonomiyaki sauce, Kewpie mayonnaise, aonori and katsuobushi.


Calorias: 370kcal | Carbohidratos: 61g | Proteina: 14g | Grasa: 7g | Grasas saturadas: 2g | Colesterol: 166mg | Sodio: 585mg | Potasio: 239mg | Fibra: 2g | Azúcar: 8g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg
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