#RECIPE: BACON OKONOMIYAKI RECIPE
Bacon Okonomiyaki. This popular Japanese street food is a like a savoury pancake-omlette which we have added a Canadian twist to. This one definitely will require a trip to the Asian or Japanese grocery store, but we promise you will love this!
4-5 cups finely chopped Napa Cabbage
1 cup flour
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sweet potato starch
1/2 cup Tenkasu (Fried Tempura Bits)/Panko
5 strips bacon, cut in halves
2 stalks green onion, minced
1 3/4 tbsps baking powder
Sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsps Aonori (finely shredded seaweed)
1 1/2 tsps maple syrup
4 tbsps Ketchup
2 tbsps Oyster Sauce
3 tbsps Worcestershire Sauce
Mayonnaise/Kewpie Mayonnaise/Miracle Whip
1. Heat oil large skillet on medium-high heat.
2. In large mixing bowl, beat flour, starch, baking powder, water, salt and pepper.
3. Beat-in eggs and Tempura Bits/Panko.
4. Add cabbage and green onion. Mix enough to coat, but do not over-mix.
5. Shape mixture onto skillet in disc shape. Pancake should be about 2″ high. Flatten top with spatula. Fry about 3 minutes with bacon strips lined on top.
6. Flip pancake over carefully, using hand to guide if needed.
7. Fry for 5 minutes.
8. In small bowl, prep Okonomi Sauce. Mix sauces together with syrup and allow to stand a few minutes.
9. Flip pancake over again and cook 2 more minutes.
10. Transfer pancake carefully to plate. Dollop or drizzle mayonnaise and Okonomiyaki Sauce on-top. Sprinkle Aonori on-top. Optional: add Bonito Flakes and pickled ginger also. Serve.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)