Okonomiyaki are often translated as Japanese pancakes, but the only pancake-like thing about them is their shape. This street food from Osaka is also great for using up whatever you have in the fridge.
for the Base:
- 1/2 cup Cassava Flour
- 1/2 cup chick Pea (besan) *this is just to save on cassava flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 eggs
- about 2 cups finely chopped cabbage
- 1 spring onion, sliced
- oil to fry
- 2 to 3 flat mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 onion chopped finely
- 2 tablespoons corn, peas and chives
- small 95g tin tuna * a few anchovies optional
- thinly sliced meat (bacon/pork/beef) *spread this on top of base do not place in the base mix
for the Sauce:
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon coconut amino
- 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- Mix all base ingredients well (should be a thick batter)
- Heat a skillet or frying pan with oil on medium high heat
- When the oil starts sizzling, pour in the batter (about 1 - 2 cm thick)
- If you use bacon or thinly sliced meat, put them on before flipping them.
- Fry both sides well.
- Serve with sauce, aioli (or mayonnaise), bonito flake and mustard.
- Sauce: Mix everything very well. Adjust sweetener and soy sauce according to your taste.