Okonomiyaki is so delicious and simple to make! It is known for street food from Osaka today, but there are many okonomiyaki from other areas of Japan! Two very famous okonomiyaki are “Kansai style” okonomiyaki and “Hiroshima style” okonomiyaki.
Okonomi translates to “as you like” so you can put basically anything you like in it. Kansai style: cabbage is added to the flour. The sauce is spicy and thick, also people put mayo on top. Hiroshima style: very thin dough is fried first and cabbage, meat and noodles are placed over the top. Also, the sauce is quite sweet. Otafuku sauce is used mainly for Hitrishima style okonomiyaki as Otafuku sauce is from Hiroshima.
Kansai style toppings:
Meat: sliced pork, shin beef can be quite common topping in Osaka area
Seafood: squid, prawns, octopus
In Tokyo, sakura ebi (small shrimps) are common topping
Special toppings that became quite common today:
Hiroshima style toppings:
Meat: pork and beef
Vegetables: cabbage, bean sprout
Yakisoba noodle, egg
East of japan, most people use Bulldog sauce, and in the west of Japan, many people use Otafuku sauce. In Osaka and other areas of kansai have special local sauces called Brother sauce, Doro sauce. Also people use mayonnaise. Ketchap is used for okonomiyaki sauce in Fukuoka.
Kansai okonomiyaki for 2
★100g of self-raising flour
★3 tsp of dashi powder
★120ml of water
We sell Okonomiyaki batter mix as well.
200g of cabbage
100g of bacon
prawn or squid if you like
Mix all the ★marked ingredients in the bowl, add cabbage and bacon other ingredients in it. Heat the pan and put some oil in, pour the dough and fry both sides! Put sauce and mayo, aonori, bonito flakes on it and it’s done.
Hirosima okonomiyaki for 2
For the dough:
★30g of flower
★90ml of water
pinch of bonito dashi powder
You could try okonomiyaki batter mix as well.
4-6 of cabbage leaves (about 200g)
spring onion, bean sprout
bacon, egg noodle
Fry egg like very think pancake, add the noodles on in. Lay bacon on top of the noodles, then beansprouts, spring onions, cabbage, then thin pancake on top of everything so it steam fry. Put plate on the pan and flip, make sure the egg layer is on top. Add the sauce, aonori, and bonito flakes and it’s all ready to eat!