Japanese Cabbage Pancake


Here's how to make okonomiyaki. Plus, we'll show you how to prepare two tasty sauces to drizzle over it.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings

If you’ve never tasted a cabbage pancake, also known as okonomiyaki, then you’re in for a treat. It has eggs like a frittata but gets added richness and body from sautéed cabbage and flour.

Like regular pancakes, these require flipping. But a nonstick skillet makes them turn easily, and the cabbage will help everything stick together. Using a flexible silicone spatula to loosen the edges of the pancake can also make flipping go more smoothly.

It's a little-known fact that soy sauce often contains gluten. If you’re serving anyone that’s gluten-intolerant, use Tamari instead.

Japanese Cabbage Pancake With a Sauce Drizzle and Scallions
Jennifer Causey


  • 3 scallions

  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage (from ½ small head)

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons tamari, divided

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 teaspoon sriracha

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Slice scallions, separating white and green parts.

  2. Stir together cabbage, sliced white scallion, flour, ginger, eggs, and 1 tablespoon tamari in a large bowl until well combined.

  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add cabbage mixture; press to flatten and cover the bottom of the pan.

  4. Cover and cook until the bottom is golden, about 8 minutes.

  5. Carefully flip pancake; cook, uncovered, until bottom is golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.

  6. Mix mayonnaise, sriracha, and 2 teaspoons of water in a small bowl. Stir together ketchup, Worcestershire, and the remaining 1 tablespoon tamari in a separate small bowl.

  7. Drizzle sauces over the pancake and sprinkle with sliced green scallion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
23g Fat
30g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 874mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 11g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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