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Friday, June 14, 2024

Vegan Okonomiyaki (Japanese Savory Pancake with Veggies)

My absolute favourite Japanese avenue meals, EVER! Okonomiyaki is sort of a large savory pancake that’s thick, a bit chewy, fluffy and tender on the within and golden crispy on the skin, topped off with a beneficiant quantity of umami and candy sauce and mayo.

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake fabricated from greens, generally meat and seafood, in a wheat flour batter. It is as adaptable as an omelet, if no more, because the phrase okonomi actually means “how you want” or “what you want”.You may just about stuff it with no matter substances you favor however for this vegan model, I used a wide range of greens. That is additionally an excellent fridge clearing recipe to make use of up all of the scraps of veggies you might have in your hand.

For the batter, the standard okonomiyaki recipe requires grated nagaimo so as to add fluffiness to the feel. Nagaimo, or mountain yam, is a sort of root vegetable that is lengthy and bushy, it is creamy and slimy when grated. Nonetheless, it is not straightforward to seek out nagaimo in an everyday grocery retailer particularly in North America so I make the batter with substitutes and it labored simply wonderful!

For the toppings, I used a couple of easy, easy-to-find substances to make each sauces – the darkish, wealthy, umami, candy okonomiyaki sauce, and an excellent straightforward vegan mayonnaise.

If you happen to attempt it please tag me @veganbunnychef on Instagram and Tiktok I might like to see your creations ^^


*this quantity makes 2 medium dimension ones of 1 giant and additional thick one

1/2 cup GF flour, or AP flour

1/4 cup tapioca flour (similar as tapioca starch)

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon floor white pepper

1 flax “egg” – 1 teaspoon floor flax seed and a couple of tablespoon of heat water

1/2 cup dashi, I made kombu and shiitake dashi however be happy to make use of any form you might have

4 oz shiitake mushroom, thinly sliced

1/4 head inexperienced cabbage, about 2 – 3 cups chopped

1 carrot, shredded

Vegan Kewpie mayonnaise (home made)

Furikake for topping

Cooking oil

Okonomiyaki Sauce –

1/4 cup ketchup

2 tablespoon vegan mushroom “oyster” sauce

1 tablespoon tamari/soy sauce

1 tablespoon coconut amino


– Combine the flax “egg” substances, let it sit and thicken up;

– In a big mixing bowl, mix the flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, salt, and white pepper, whisk to combine nicely, then add within the flax “egg” and slowly pour within the dashi whereas whisk the combination till very clean;

– Cowl the flour combination and refrigerate for half an hour;

– In the meantime, finely chop the cabbage, thinly slice the shiitake mushrooms, shred the carrot, take your time to cut the greens good and small, in the event that they’re too chunky they’re going to have an effect on the feel later;

– When the batter is chilled, stir in all of the chopped greens, combine until all of the substances are nicely coated within the batter;

– Warmth a non-stick pan over medium warmth, add a drizzle of cooking oil, relying in your most popular dimension, add in both half of the batter combination or all of them when you like an additional giant and thick one like mine, kind right into a pancake form, cowl with the lid and cook dinner for about 4-5 minutes;

– When the underside is golden and agency, slide a skinny spatula beneath and go round to verify nothing is caught on the backside of the pan, rigorously flip it over, attempt to not break it however when you do it is okay it will nonetheless style superb!

– Cowl once more, and cook dinner over medium-low warmth for one more 3-4 minutes, till cooked via and the opposite aspect can also be golden brown, repeat until all combination is used up in case you are making a number of ones;

– Put together the okonomiyaki sauce by mixing all of the substances collectively until clean and nicely mixed, and make the vegan kewpie mayo or use your most popular vegan mayo;

– Switch the cooked okonomiyaki to a plate, slather on a layer of okonomiyaki sauce, then a layer of vegan mayo;

– Lastly, sprinkle on some furikake, serve instantly, get pleasure from!

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