By / 24th February, 2011 / Lodge tabi-tabi, Lodge tabi-tabi guests / Off

Lodge tabi-tabi staff, Yosuke from Tokyo, has been eager to teach some Japanese cooking to our international guests. Tony (a returning guest from Australia) is a big fan of okonomiyaki and had fun learning how to make this simple Japanese dish at home.

  • 4 to 5 tablespoons of stock (fish stock or veggie stock)
  • 60g / 2 oz all purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 ‘large’ (60g each) eggs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of Japanese (pink) ginger
  • About 300g / 10 1/2 oz. (about 2 packed cups) shredded cabbage
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon of dried shrimp (optional)
  • Oil for cooking

The topping:

bonito flakes, okonomiyaki sauce, and mayonnaise

Making okonomiyaki is easy! Just put all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Next, pour the batter into a heated and oiled frypan. Cook for 3 minutes than flip. Cook for another 3 minutes and flip again and cook for  a final 3 minutes. Toss the Okonomiyaki onto a plate and top with okonomiyaki sauce, bonito flakes (katsuoboshi), and mayonnaise (preferable the Japanese kind).  Cut into bite sized pieces and enjoy!

Before eating, Japanese people say, “itadakimasu!”.

eating okonomiyaki at tabi-tabi