Level of difficulty: Medium
- 2 zucchinis
- 2 medium potatoes
- 2-3 eggs
- 2 Tbsp of oyster sauce
- 3 Tbsp of soy sauce
- 2/3 cup of flour
- 16 oz (450 g) of imitation crab meat (defrosted)
- 2 packages of small shrimp (defrosted)
Shred the zucchini and potatoes. No need to peel the zucchini. Set aside.
Rinse the shrimp. Chop the crab meat.
Add the seafood into the zucchini and potatoes.
Add eggs, flour, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.
Mix everything well.
Cook pancakes on coconut or peanut oil until they turn slightly brown.
Serve with mayo, dried fish flakes, and sesame oil.
Okonomiyaki are Japanese savory pancakes. My mom first discovered them when she tried them at a Japanese friend’s house. The moment she had a bite, she knew she had to get the recipe.
There are many different recipes for them with different additions. I really enjoy seafood, so that is what I make them with. You can add other seafood like scallops.
These are absolutely delicious. They are a unique dinner option that is quick to make. Their flavor is difficult to compare to anything in particular as they are very distinct. You can taste a little bit of the veggies, but the toppings are the main attraction, in my opinion, as they are what gives them their character. These are definitely worth trying! If you enjoy trying foods from different parts of the world, this is something for you.
I would love to travel to Japan one day, but until I save up enough money, I’ll be indulging in the amazing Japanese cuisine 🙂