Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)


Okonomiyaki is a Japanese pancake stuffed with yummy goodness! The ingredients provided are the basic okonomiyaki recipe. Feel free to add any vegetables or other meats. Have fun playing with the ingredients!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 pancakes



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • cup water

  • 4 cups chopped cabbage

  • 6 strips cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 sausage, diced, or more to taste (Optional)

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup cooked shrimp (Optional)

  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (Optional)

  • ¼ cup tenkasu (tempura pearls)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or to taste


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar


  • 1 tablespoon panko bread crumbs, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise, or to taste


  1. Mix flour and water together in a bowl until smooth. Stir in cabbage, bacon, eggs, sausage, green onions, shrimp, cheese, and tenkasu.

  2. Preheat a griddle to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and coat with oil.

  3. Pour 1/4 of batter onto preheated griddle. Cook until golden brown, about 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving plate. Repeat to make a total of 4 pancakes.

  4. Make sauce: Mix soy sauce, ketchup, and vinegar together in a small bowl. Drizzle over pancakes.

  5. Garnish with panko and mayonnaise.


For a spicy okonomiyaki sauce, add cayenne pepper.

Substitute crumbled saltine crackers for the panko bread crumbs if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
15g Fat
33g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 879mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 36mg 180%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 364mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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