Cabbage Pancake

While hosting our exchange student from Japan, we were able to try Cabbage Pancakes. They have a Japanese name – Okonomiyaki, but cabbage pancake works for me.  (It was also called Okonomiyaki pizza on Amazon where you can order the whole kit for it! – Affiliate Link Below)

The ingredients can include:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups dashi
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 8 cups finely chopped cabbage (I use the mixed bag already chopped up at the grocery
  • 8 scallions, diced up
  • 8 slices bacon, can use ham
  • Kewpie Mayonnaise – Any Japanese grocery or even Walmart which is where I buy it!
  • Okonomiyaki  – Kind of like a Japanese barbeque sauce…..


  1. In a large bowl whisk together flour, dashi, and eggs. Add chopped cabbage and mix so that the cabbage is gently crushed into the batter. You can fold in shrimp and scallion whites then season with salt.   – We’ve always had a mix that is available in Japan so I think all of this is flexible and lots of choices are available online for things to put in…
  2. Put cabbage/egg mixture into pancakes on pan or hot plate. Cook until underside is browned, then place  pieces of halved bacon on the top and flip.  Leave on until the bacon is crisp and the pancake is cooked through. Serve immediately with kewpie mayo, okonomiyaki sauce and scallion greens.
  3. I drizzle the kewpie mayo and okonomiyaki sauce over the cabbage pancake in a crisscross pattern.  Sprinkle the scallion greens over the top of the cabbage pancakes.  For us the cabbage pancakes end up large enough that we are able to cut them into four pieces for smaller servings.