Okonomiyaki (aka Japanese Pizza)

Okonomiyaki Ingredients:


  • eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 T. oil
  • Salt or meat flavored granules or MSG (if you use it) (all optional)


  • 2 head cabbage washed and thinly sliced and chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Bacon, thin slices of pork, or pepperoni slices
  • Mayonnaise
  • Okonomi Sauce (at any Asian market)*
  • Seaweed (nori) strips (optional)
  • Katsuobushi dried fish flakes (optional)
  • Red ginger (optional)
  • *Homemade Okonomi Sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 t. dijon mustard
  • 2 t. soy sauce
  • 4 T. sake, mirin, white wine, or broth
  • 1 T. smooth apricot jelly, or similar
  • Mix all and simmer for a minute.

How to make Okonomiyaki 

1. Mix A ingredients. Add B ingredients to A.
2. Pour 1/2 cup of batter onto an oiled skillet and cook on medium-high heat (350 degrees) for about five minutes, like how you would fry a thick, fat pancake.
3. Top with your choice of meat and flip. Cook the other side about five minutes also.
4. Top with mayonnaise and Okonomi sauce. Top with seaweed strips and ginger. Serve
Note: 1) These are delicious and my kids ask for them by name, but they are an
acquired taste. My husband and I both had to try them two or three times before we were
convinced. The Japanese eat this as often as we eat pizza, which is several times a
week, but, they are much healthier than traditional pizza and have so much more flavor.

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