There are plenty of ways to make this savory Japanese pancake. In fact, the words okonomi and yaki roughly translate to "what you like to cook." We like to cook ours with pork and top it with a tangy-sweet sauce.

Adam Dolge
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2020


Recipe Summary

40 mins
40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk ketchup, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and oyster sauce in a small bowl. Stir together mayonnaise and water in another small bowl. Set the sauces aside.

  • Transfer the pork to a large bowl. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add eggs, cabbage, 1 cup scallions, pepper and the remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce; stir until well combined. Add flour and stir until combined.

  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Add the cabbage mixture and press evenly in the pan. Cook, undisturbed, until well browned on one side, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Place the bottom of a baking sheet on top of the pan. Wearing oven mitts, grasp the pan and baking sheet together and carefully invert the pancake onto the baking sheet. Slide the pancake back into the pan. Cook until browned on the bottom, about 5 minutes more.

  • Drizzle the pancake with the sauces and Sriracha, if desired, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup scallions.

Nutrition Facts

539 calories; protein 30.6g; carbohydrates 18.9g; dietary fiber 3.3g; sugars 5.7g; fat 37.4g; saturated fat 10.1g; cholesterol 264.6mg; vitamin a iu 662.3IU; vitamin c 31mg; folate 83.7mcg; calcium 97.1mg; iron 3.4mg; magnesium 41.9mg; potassium 529.7mg; sodium 638.4mg; added sugar 2g.

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Rating: 1 stars
Does anyone test these recipes? There is not nearly enough flour/binding material in this to turn it into a pancake. Flipped it over and it was a pile of ground meat and vegetables sliding off the back of a backing sheet. Not a cohesive pancake at all. This was the first recipe I’ve made since Cooking Light became Eating Well and it will be THE LAST!!!!!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
One star is generous. I glanced back at this recipe several times during and after our collective attempts at consumption, and I honestly followed the recipe to precision. It was not good. We each struggled through our single slice and then threw the rest in the trash. The red sauce (ketchup-based) actually made things worse with a sickingly sweet tang. I can't. It's so bad. Don't do it. Read More