Bacon Okonomiyki


Originating from Osaka, Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake made from shredded cabbage, flour and a variety of ingredients. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Cabbage, Japanese street food, Savory Pankake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Koshiki Yonemura


  • 1/2 head Shredded Cabbage
  • 8 strips Bacon, about 5 inches in length
  • 1 cup Tempura flour or Okonomiyaki flour
  • 1 cup water or dashi stock
  • 4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Pinch Sakura Ebi ( as desired )
  • Japanese Mayonaise
  • As Needed Bonito Flakes
  • As Needed Shichimi Pepper
  • Okonomiyaki or Tonkatsu Sauce


  • Mix tempura flour and dashi or water to make a batter in a consistency of pancake batter.  
  • Add shredded cabbage and dried shrimp (if using) to the batter and mix well. If the batter seems too wet, add more flour. If too thick, add more water.
  • Heat frying pan on medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of cooking oil then lay two pieces of bacon. When bacon starts to sizzle, add one quarter of cabbage mixture on top of bacon and cook on low heat until bottom surface is slightly brown. Flip the pancake using spatula and cook the other side about 5 minutes on low heat. When cabbage is soft and tender and cooked through, set the pancake on a warm plate.  
  • Cook three more pancakes.  
  • Serve individual okonomiyaki on a plate. Top it with Tonkatsu sauce, mayonnaise and sprinkle of bonito flakes. Serve warm.