Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Okonomiyaki (Hiroshima Style)

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Side view - see the fillings!

I've been asked to share this recipe since it was posted. This is the Hiroshima style ones which have noodles on top of the bottom batter layer and top with an egg. The Osaka style ones, mixes the cabbage together with the batter and comes out as a large pan cake.

I like both and which I make depends on what is available. This is quick, yummy and filling!

Pix are courtesy of Cat.

Ingredients
  • Cabbage (sliced thinly, not beijing ones as may turn too soft)
  • Yellow noodles or soba (cooked)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Ham (sliced thinly)
  • Chopped garlic
  • Oil
Batter
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 egg
Toppings
  • Bull Dog Vegetable Sauce (Tonkatsu sauce, BBQ sauce or Worcestershire sauce)
  • Anori Seaweed (Flakes and in bottles)
  • Japanese Mayonnaise
  • Bonito Flakes
Method
  1. Mix batter and set aside.
  2. Heat oil and fry chopped garlic till fragrant, add in the noodles and fry till fragrant. Add Bull Dog sauce and fry lightly. Remove and set aside.
  3. Use a small non-stick pan, add a little oil and fry the beaten egg.
  4. Remove once the edges are firm. Slide it on a flat round plate.
  5. Scoop some batter into the pan and while the top is still 'wet', add the pre-fried noodles.
  6. Drizzle a little batter on top and add the thinly sliced cabbage and/or any other toppings.
  7. Again drizzle a little batter and top with the omelette.
  8. Put cover over the okonomiyaki and let it cooked over low heat.
  9. After about 3-5 mins, use a spatula/ladle and flip the whole pancake. Cover and let it cook.
  10. Once you can smell the fragrance of the egg, use the flat plate and place over pan and flip for a perfect pancake.
  11. Drizzle Bull Dog sauce, anori seaweed, mayo and top with Bonito flakes.
  12. Serve hot and ENJOY!
Tips
  • Use the normal cabbage unless you like very soft ones then you can use Beijing cabbage. I like mine a little crunchy.
  • If you like a softer batter, omit the egg.
  • Use a small 5-6 inch or so non-stick pan so that the pancake will be nice and round and not too large.
  • Add the toppings according to the top as that is the best way to enjoy Okonomiyaki. The Bull Dog sauce must be first so it can be absorb by the egg.
  • There is no need to fry the egg till the top is dried up, nor there is a need to flip the egg. As long as the sides are firm and most of the beaten egg is formed, remove to plate.
  • You can use other fillings like prawns, cheese or whatever you fancy. Just ensure they are pre-cooked. I also like to add Pork Floss!

2 comments:

charmaine kee said...

arghh....spare me 2 recipe,i just want 2 sink my teeth into dis 1...miss ur cooking!!!!

tona-mama said...

Miss my cooking? U cook so well too so no need miss lah! Keke! Nowadays cant compete like last time.. can try out diff things and u guys be my guinea pigs.. now Kimi is my guinea pig.. no wonder he always don want to eat!

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