Okonomiyaki

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The word “okonomi” means “as you like” and everyone makes their okonomiyaki differently. Different parts of Japan have their own styles, and so does each family. Here is my Nana’s okonomiyaki recipe – if you ask me, hers is the best! 😀

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake)
The word "okonomi" means "as you like" and everyone makes their okonomiyaki differently. Different parts of Japan have their own styles, and so does each family. Here is my Nana's okonomiyaki recipe - if you ask me, hers is the best! 😀
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Batter (makes 1 large or 2 small pancakes)
  1. 1/2 cup konbu or seaweed broth (you can dissolve konbu broth powder in water, or use dashi broth instead)
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 1 tablespoon grated Japanese yam (Yamaimo)
  4. 2 pinches baking soda
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. 1 cup shredded cabbage
  7. 1 egg
  8. (optional) Crispy fried tempura batter
  9. (optional) Dried shrimp
Topping
  1. Thinly sliced pork
  2. Yakisoba
Condiments
  1. Japanese Katsu sauce
  2. Mayonnaise
  3. Aonori (seaweed sprinkles)
  4. Green onion, chopped (optional)
  5. Red pickled ginger (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine broth, salt, baking soda, Japanese yam, and mix well. Gently and flour and mix. Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or more.
  2. Add shredded cabbage, egg, and if using, the tempura batter and shrimp.
  3. If using yakisoba, break up the noodles by soaking in hot (not boiling) water for one minute, breaking it up with a fork or chopsticks. Drain immediately.
  4. On a hot greased skilllet over medium-high heat, place the yakisoba and sautee with some of the Katsu sauce. Set about a half cup in a nice circle on each plate.
  5. Pour a ladleful of batter onto the griddle and flatten into a pancake.
  6. Place a pot lid over the batter to help it cook through. This will take about 4 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid, and place slices of thinly sliced pork on top.
  8. Flip the Okonomiyaki and let it brown the pork.
  9. With a spatula, flip the okonomiyaki onto the plate on top of the yakisoba, so that the browned pork is facing up.
  10. Top with Katsu sauce, mayonnaise, Aonori, and other condiments. Enjoy!
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