Bacon Okonomiyaki


An Americanized version of okonomiyaki, a classic Japanese dish! A savory pancake loaded with veggies and bacon. It can be customized to your liking but I prefer to keep mine simple. Top with okonomi sauce and mayonnaise if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage

  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried soba noodles

  • 1 (8 ounce) package bacon, chopped


  1. Mix eggs, water, flour, soy sauce, baking powder, and salt together to make the batter.

  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion; cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add to the batter. Cook cabbage in the same pan until slightly wilted, 5 to 7 minutes. Add to the batter.

  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook soba in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and cut noodles into shorter pieces; add to the batter.

  4. Heat a flat frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook 1/4 cup of bacon until starting to crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Arrange it in a small circle in the middle of the pan; add 1 cup of the batter. Cook until brown and crispy, flipping pancake halfway and pressing down with a spatula, about 5 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bacon and pancake batter.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute ramen noodles for the soba, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

531 Calories
24g Fat
60g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 206mg 69%
Sodium 1808mg 79%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 437mg 9%

* 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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