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Kansai-style okonomiyaki recipe (Video)

Discover okonomiyaki, the Japanese savory pancake. A very easy dish to prepare that conquers all palates.

Okonomiyaki is one of the most popular dishes in Japanese street cuisine (matsuri) and has more than 30,000 restaurants in Japan specializing in it.

However, this dish is still largely unknown in the West.

What is Okonomiyaki?

Okonomiyaki consists of a dough that is prepared with water, flour, and dashi. To this are added garnishes that go according to the taste of the diner.

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).

Some of the most common garnishes are spring onion, thin pork loaches, squid or prawns, among others. In addition to the above, I almost always add spring onions, beni shoga and tenkasu (crunchy pieces of tempura) and katsuobushi.

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Types of Okonomiyaki

Beyond its many side dishes, this dish can be found in various ways depending on where they are cooked. The most iconic are Kansai and Hiroshima.

Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki

On the other hand, hiroshima is prepared with a crepe-like base. On top of it, add very finely chopped cabbage, the desired garnishes and, once cooked, add the Okonomiyaki sauce, the kewpie mayonnaise. If you want to try this version, don’t miss this recipe.

In the style of Kansai

On this occasion, the cabbage and other garnishes are mixed with the dough made with flour and egg. It is cooked on the griddle and seasoned with okonomiyaki sauces, kewpie mayonnaise.

Kansai-style okonomiyaki recipe
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Embark on a culinary adventure with Okonomiyaki, the Japanese savory pancake! Prepare to indulge in the delightful flavors of this simple yet incredibly tasty dish that captivates a diverse range of palates.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Accompaniment, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Easy | Easy, Egg | Egg, Pork | Pork, Seafood | Seafood, Vegetables | Vegetables
Cooking method: Sartén
Servings: 2 rations
Calories: 310kcal
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Recipe Equipment

  • Cuchillo
  • Báscula
  • Bol
  • Sartén


  • 100 flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp instant dashi or 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 100 ml water
  • 1/4 cabbage


  • 2 slices bacon or prawns, tofu,…
  • 2 spring onion
  • 1 tsp beni shoga
  • okonomiyaki sauce
  • mayonnaise kewpie


  • Mix 100 flour and 1 tsp baking powder.
  • Add 100 ml water and 1 tsp instant dashi (or soy sauce). Mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Optionally, you can leave the dough in the fridge for between 1 hour and 8 hours. This will help you get a fluffier okonomiyaki.
  • Prepare the 1/4 cabbage . Remove the central part and cut it very thinly. I like to give it one or two horizontal cuts to keep the cabbage pieces from getting too big.
  • Prepare the 2 spring onion. Remove the root and cut it into small pieces.
  • Cut 1 tsp beni shoga into small pieces.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and add the cabbage. Next, add the spring onion and mix.
  • At this point, you can add the tenkatsu, the beni shoga and the egg.
  • To get a fluffy okonomiyaki, it’s important to mix just enough to combine them.
  • In a frying pan, add a little oil, distribute it well with the help of kitchen paper and add half of the dough.
  • With the help of a spatula, shape it and add 2 slices bacon on top. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • With the help of a spatula, turn it over, and cover again.
  • After a couple of minutes, the okonomiyaki is ready.
  • Remove from the pan and add the okonomiyaki sauce, kewpie mayonnaise and, optionally, spring onion, beni shoga and katsuobushi.



Calorias: 310kcal | Carbohidratos: 46g | Proteina: 10g | Grasa: 10g | Grasas saturadas: 3g | Colesterol: 15mg | Sodio: 228mg | Potasio: 323mg | Fibra: 4g | Azúcar: 4g | Vitamin A: 239IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg
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Kansai-style okonomiyaki recipe (Video)

Embark on a culinary adventure with Okonomiyaki, the Japanese savory pancake! Prepare to indulge in the delightful flavors of this simple yet incredibly tasty dish that captivates a diverse range of palates.