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Okonomiyaki – Japanese Pancake

Okonomiyaki-the Japanese Pancake

As the name suggests, okonomi means your favorite in Japanese.  You can customize the pancake with your favorite ingredients.  I added my favorite corns with extra cabbages and Katsuobushi.  🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack (100g) Okonomiyaki Flour
  • 2/3 cup of dashi
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 lb chicken thigh, cut into bite-size piece
  • 4 cups of Cabbages, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup of corns
  • 1 onion, cut into strips
  • 2 stalks of scaillion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Beni Shoga (Pickled Ginger)
  • Kewpie Mayonnaise
  • Okonomiyaki Sauce
  • Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes)

Directions:

  1. Marinated the chicken with 2 tbs of soy sauce, 1/2 tbs sugar or mirin, 1 tbs of sesame oil, 1/2 tbs of corn starch
  2. In a bowl, whisk flour, egg and water until smooth, without overmixing
  3. Add cabbages, onion, corns, marinated chicken and 1 tbs beni shoga to the batter.  Mix well.
  4. In a saucepan or griddle, turn to high and pour the mixture and form pancakes.
  5. Turn the heat to medium and cook for 5 minute, then flip over the pancake and cook for 5 minute or until the pancake is firm and well browned.
  6. Remove from pan, drizzle with Kewpie mayonnaise, okonomiyaki sauce, sprinkle with Katsuobushi and 1 tbs Beni Shoga
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Hijiki with Carrot

If you like seaweed salad, this is another kind of sea vegetables you can try.  A healthy side dish that’s low in calories and rich in fiber.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dried hijiki
  • 1 tablespoon of carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup of water or dashi*
  • 1.5 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of honey or mirin
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Rinse Hijiki and soak in warm water for 15 minutes, drained.
  2. In a saucepan, heat up sesame oil, add carrot and cook until softened (turn heat to medium)
  3. Stir in Hijiki, soy sauce, honey and water until all liquid evaporates
  4. Sprinkle sesame seeds and serve cold


 

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