Okonomiyaki Recipe Variations

Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki Recipe

In addition to our Best Recipe for Osaka style, Hiroshima style of Okonomiyaki is also very popular. This uses the same basic ingredients as Osaka style, but instead of being all mixed together in a thick pancake, the ingredients are cooked in separate layers on top of the batter which is cooked as a thin pancake or crepe. Don't worry if you don't have Okonomiyaki Flour, there are many substitutes - see the Best Recipe page for details.

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Okonomiyaki Flour100g1 cup
Water (or Chicken stock)
2/3 cup
Eggs (or Egg substitute)
3 (or 180ml)3 (or 3/4 cup)
Cabbage, cut into 3cm x 2-3ml strips300g4 cups
Bean Sprouts
1 cup
Tenkasu (Tempura bits)30g
1/4 cup
Bacon, cut into 8cm (3") pieces
6 strips
6 strips
Raw shrimp cut into approx 1cm (1/2") chunks 100g      1/2 cup
Yakisoba Noodles
1 cup

Kewpie Mayonnaise

Okonomi Sauce  
Aonori (Seaweed Flakes)

Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes)




1.In a large bowl, whisk together Okonomiyaki Flour, Water, and 2 of the Eggs until smooth
2.Prepare Cabbage, Bean Sprouts, Tenkasu, Shrimp (and any other ingredients) and Bacon .
3.Oil a griddle that has been heated to 200C (400F) pour Okonomiyaki batter to make a crepe around 30cm (12") across.
4.Add Cabbage, Bean Sprouts, Tenkasu, Shimp (and any other ingredients) to the top of the crepe, with the Bacon last.
5.After the Cabbage has cooked down and compressed a bit, flip over the whole stack.
6.Fry the Yakisoba noodles and when cooked, lift the Okonomiyaki and place on top of the Yakisoba noodles.
7.Fry the Egg and when mostly cooked, lift the Okonomiyaki and place on top of the Fried Egg.
8. Cook 1 Min, remove to plate and drizzle with Kewpie mayonnaise, okonomi sauce and sprinkle with Aonori and Katsuobushi.
9.Eat quickly before someone near you takes your portion.
 Prepared Shrimp, Bacon (and Octopus if desired)

 Pour Batter in pan to make crepe.
 Add Cabbage to top
 Add Bean Spouts

 Add Other Ingredients (Shrimp, Tenkasu, etc.)
 Add Bacon
 Flip the whole Okonomiyaki over

Fry Yakioba Noodles to the side.
 Lift Okonomiyaki and place on top of Yakisoba
 Fry an Egg to the side.
 Lift Okonomiyaki and place on top of Fried Egg.
 Serve Okonomiyaki with Condiments.

Okonomiyaki Recipe Ideas

The "as you like it" definition of Okonomiyaki creates an endless palette for personal expression! You can put just about anything you like in the batter. Listed below are a few great Okonomiyaki filling ideas.

Shrimp Okonomiyaki

Use chopped raw shrimp as the main ingredient.

Pork Okonomiyaki

Use pork as the main ingredient.

Shrimp & Pork Okonomiyaki

Use chopped raw shrimp and pork as the main ingredients.


Shrimp & Oyster Mushroom Okonomiyaki

Use chopped raw shrimp and oyster mushrooms as the main ingredients.

Surf 'n Turf Okonomiyaki

Use chopped raw shrimp and beef as the main ingredients.

Mixed Seafood Okonomiyaki

Use chopped raw shrimp, tako (octopus), and any other seafood as the main ingredients.

Egg On Top

Add a fried egg to any type of Okonomiyaki.



Add strips of Mochi to the Okonomiyaki or cubes of Mochi mixed in with the batter.


Add Yakisoba noodles to any type of Okonomiyaki.

Frozen Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki can be frozen and reheated in the microwave or oven very successfully. 

Okonomiyaki Party Appetizer

Make a few large Okonomiyaki of any type, cut into bite size squares (or use a sharp cookie cutter to make circles or other shapes).  Can be refrigerated and reheated before adding toppings. 

Okonomiyaki Artwork

You can make fun designs with the shape of your Okonomiyaki, like this heart-shaped one for Valentine's Day.  You can also create artwork with the Mayonnaise.