Okonomiyaki is a savoury Japanese pancake containing a variety of ingredients in a wheat flour based batter. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki meaning “cooked”.
15 minutes+ 20 mins standing
1 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup mirin seasoning
2 tsp sesame oil
3 cups finely shredded white cabbage
3 spring onions, finely sliced
2 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled finely grated
2 celery sticks, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
20 prawns, tails intact
3 chicken thigh fillets, thin sliced strips
chilli and mayonnaise to serve
- Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Sift flour and baking powder together and gradually whisk into egg. Stir mirin and sesame oil, 2 cups cabbage the onion and ginger into batter until combined . Season.
Cover and set aside for 20 minutes
- Combine the celery, carrot and rest of the cabbage and vinegar in a bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes to lightly pickle.
- Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Add quarter of the batter and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm with foil or in a warm oven. Cook remaining batter.
- Cook chicken strips in pan until cooked, set aside and add more oil if needed and cook prawns for 1-2 minutes or until cooked.
- Top pancakes with pickled vegetable, chicken and prawns and drizzle over chilli sauce and mayonnaise. Enjoy