Teenage Date-Night Okonomiyaki Savoury Prawn Pancake

Preparation info
  • Serves —


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Masu: Fresh, contemporary, accessible Japanese for the home cook

By Nic Watt

Published 2016

  • About

Instant Japanese food at its best! In Japan, okonomiyaki cafés are filled with teenagers out on dates. In these cafés the tables have a hot-plate in the centre where you cook and eat your pancake together.


  • 2 eggs
  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) water
  • 90


Begin by whisking the eggs and water into the pancake flour to form a smooth batter.

Add the prawns to the batter with half of the sliced cabbage and the spring onion. Stir through the batter to evenly disperse the ingredients.

Heat a small frying pan over a medium heat, and add a dash of olive oil. Ladle in two even pancakes of the batter. Cook until the batter rises and you ge