Okonomiyaki Style Vegetable Pancake

Inspired by Japanese savoury pancakes – Okonomiyaki, this is a healthy and satisfying breakfast dish packed with veggies. Quick and easy to make!

Prep Time: 10mins
Cooking Time: 10mins
Serves 2-3


If you have excess sourdough starter you can also substitute the baking soda and 1/2 cup flour with 1/2-3/4 cup starter

  • 3/4 cup flour (I use 50/50 wholemeal and plain)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • minced garlic and ginger to taste
  • 1-1.5 cup thinly shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup of other veggies – I used mushrooms, julienne zucchini, corn and some kimchi
  • handful of diced spring onions
  • Cheese if you please – grated cheddar or feta
  • Topping ideas: Japanese mayo, bbq or Worcestershire sauce, chilli sauce; sunny side fried egg; cottage cheese with a squeeze of lemon; mashed avo


  1. Mix flour, baking soda, eggs, seasonings and garlic/ginger with 2-3 tbsp water to make a thick batter
  2. Add in vegetable and mix
  3. Heat a frying pan on medium heat with a drizzle of oil
  4. Spread out about 1 cup of mixture to 1cm thickness and top with some cheese if you please
  5. Cover and cook for 1-2 min (depending on how soft you prefer the veggies).
  6. Drizzle a bit of oil on top (uncooked side) and then flip the pancake and cook other side for 1-2 min until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot with your desired topping – i added cottage cheese drizzled with Worcestershire sauce and homemade Srirachi.

Published by nonnachong

A lover of food and how it unites us!

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