During my visit to Japan 20 years ago besides traveling, I ate several amazing dishes. Although, it is difficult to remember all the happenings and foods I still remember Okonomiyaki that First I ate at a shop in the corner of a busy road. That look like a pancake, it was really delicious. After that my host took me another place to satisfy my carving. This time we tried another variation of Okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake. We still make different variations in our home.


Okonomiyaki お好み焼き is an authentic Japanese pancake or you can call Japanese Pizza also. Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) means “grilled as you like” Crisp and eggy pancakes are filled with a variety of ingredients like tender shrimp, cabbages and scallions. The taste is developed when soy sauce and sesame oil is being used. There are several variations of Okonomiyaki recipe, so use sesame seeds or flakes to scatter over the Japanese pancakes and get the taste you desire.



Savory Okonomiyaki Recipe | お好み焼き



  • Soy sauce – 2 tablespoons
  • Mayonnaise – ½ cup
  • Sriracha – 2 teaspoons or according to taste


Pancakes: Savory Okonomiyaki Recipe | お好み焼き

  • Eggs – 5
  • Sesame oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce – 1 teaspoon
  • Sea salt – 1 teaspoon
  • AP flour – 1/3 cup
  • Chopped scallions – 1 bunch
  • Canola oil
  • Chopped cabbage – 2 cups
  • Toasted sesame seeds – 1-2 tablespoons
  • Chopped shrimp – ¾ cup
  • Bonito flakes


Preparation Method:

Savory Okonomiyaki Recipe | お好み焼き


 First of all, whisk the ingredients of the sauce and put it aside.


Take a large size bowl, mix sesame oil, soy sauce, salt, and egg. Beat them well and add flour on a gradual basis, until it gets incorporated. Add the shrimp, scallions, and cabbage.


Take a skillet to heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Make a regular size or saucer size pancakes and cook them for three minutes from both sides. When the pancakes get golden brown, keep them in a warm oven for a few minutes.


Spread out the bonito flakes or sesame seeds over the pancakes.


Serve the traditional Savory Okonomiyaki pancakes with pilsner and dipping sauce.