Josh Emett's Prawn Okonomiyaki

2:00 pm on 22 October 2020
Prawn Okonomiyaki

Prawn Okonomiyaki Photo: Josh Emett

Note: you could use pretty much any vegetable for that component of the dish, it is a great way to use up vegetables in your store or pantry


  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sparkling water
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 cups carrot, grated
  • 2 cups cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 cup prawns diced, you could use chicken of you have as well


  • Soy sauce
  • Japanese mayonnaise
  • Kecap manis


Make a batter from the flour, eggs, cornflour and sparkling water. Then add the rest of the ingredients and incorporate them.

Heat some canola or rice bran oil in a non-stick pan then place enough mix in to just cover the base, gently shape into pancake shape by pressing flat. You will need to cook a couple of batches.

Cook on a moderate heat for about 8 minutes with a lid then remove and turn and cook another 5 minutes on the other side until crispy.

Place on a plate and top with Japanese mayo, dash of soy sauce, kecap manis, or other bbq sauce to serve.


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