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03 August, 2005


Okonomiyaki - A Japanese dish femes around Osaka, and literally meaning 'Cooked As You Like'. In Western countries, we'd probably call it leftovers in a crepe/pancake! :-) Due to the popularity of food on blogs, I thought I'd whore myself in the hope of raising more awareness of my mad ravings/rants/ramblings. Just kidding, raising awareness just scares more people away! :-) Bwahahahaaaa! Basic stuff you need (before anything else) for one serve. The Dough
  • 300g flour
  • 210ml water
  • 2 eggs
  • Cabbage
Being a Vegetarian, I'd add some appetising vegetables, but of course, meat eaters can try one of the more popular Japanese fillings:
  • Thinly sliced beef or pork strips (or even mince)
  • Octopus
  • Squid
  • Prawns
  • Tuna
Things you can add on top
  • Katsuobushi (dried, shaved bonito)**
  • Aonori (green, dried seaweed)**
  • Okonomiyaki sause**
  • Mayonnaise
** I have been told these ingredients can be bought at an Asian supermarket Method
  1. Cut the four large green cabbage leaves into thin strips.
  2. Knead the water, flour, eggs and the cabbage strips together.
  3. Throw in what ever ingredients you like.
  4. Fry the dough like a pancake in a small frying pan.
  5. Before turning it over, you can put other ingredients on the top (usually pork or beef strips, but anything is fine - in my case NO PORK as I ain't goinginot anaphalatic shock for no meal!)
  6. Turn the okonomiyaki over.
  7. When ready, paste on okonomiyaki sauce with a brush. Place some mayonnaise on the side or dribble on top.
  8. Finally, sprinkle with katsuobushi and aonori.
I think a Hollandaise sauce might work equally as well instead fo the mayonnaise. It's just like cooking a crepe or savoury pancake with a lot of stuff you have lying around. As the name implies, there are no hard nor fast rules as to what is an acceptable filling. Just go for it. YUM! [If you try it, tell me how you go! Post the pictures on your blog.] :-)