Japanese Cabbage Pancake


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. Fear not the flip! A nonstick skillet makes this easy to turn, and the cabbage will help everything stick together. If you’re nervous, use a flexible silicone spatula to loosen the edges of the pancake before flipping. Ingredient check: Tamari is similar to soy sauce, but it’s gluten-free. Make sure to check the label if you’re serving anyone that’s gluten-intolerant.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings
Japanese Cabbage Pancake
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. Stir together cabbage, sliced white scallion, flour, ginger, eggs, and 1 tablespoon tamari in a large bowl until well combined.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add cabbage mixture; press to flatten and cover the bottom of the pan. Cover and cook until the bottom is golden, about 8 minutes. Carefully flip pancake; cook, uncovered, until bottom is golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.

  3. 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. 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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