Edited: As one of my reader gave me a good information on the sauce that I must have been missed when I bought it. Unfortunately alcohol involved to make this sauce. Therefore, I’m not suggesting my muslim readers to buy it (will try to make a homemade version when I have the chance). But it happened, my bad. I have to be more careful next time.
It has been a while since I watched the video how to make okonomiyaki from Cooking with Dog in youtube. Since then I kept searching how to get the sauce and bonito flakes (with reasonable price). I found them in ebay sold by many different sellers. But the shipping price is a little pricey. Until one day, when I shopped in one of Asian shop here, I found both of them and didn’t buy them right away. Why? Because I had to compare the price first 😀 Since everything here is so expensive.
After I compared the price, I came back to the shop the next day and buy those two important ingredients.
Personally, I think, this savoury pancake is so very similar with the one we have in Indonesia (I’ll try to post them sometime, so you can see).
Okay, so I followed the recipe almost exactly with some changes here and there. And I doubled the recipe too. You can see the original recipe here.
for the batter
- 200g all purpose flour
- 280ml water
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- salt & pepper
- 200g crab sticks, sliced
- 400g cabbage, chopped
- 2 stalks spring onion. sliced
- 50g dried small shrimp
- 4 eggs
- 1 medium size carrot, shredded
- okonomiyaki sauce
- bonito flakes
- sliced spring onion
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients for the batter. Set aside.
Add the filling ingredients into the batter. Mix well.
Preheat a large pan with 2 tbsp oil. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions.
Take 1 portion and place onto the pan (you can make round or rectangular shape like I did).
Let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes with medium heat or until nice golden brown. And flip it. And cook the other side for 3 to 5 minutes as well.
To serve: drizzle some of the sauce, mayo and sprinkle some spring onion and bonito flakes.
Tips: If you’re making a lot and want to keep everything warm, just preheat your oven into 120°C. After the okonomiyaki cooked, put it in the oven while cooking the rest of the mixture.