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Recipe: Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki recipe created by Chris Hale, exclusively for IconInc.
Alice Ostapjuk

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese dish. It’s a kind of savoury pancake made up of a batter with cabbage and many other ingredients added in. There are okonomiyaki restaurants in Japan where you buy a bowl of ingredients and cook them yourself on a grill.

This is Chris Hale’s take on this popular Japanese food. It’s vegetarian and created exclusively for IconInc.

Serves 1

(but if you want to cook with friends in the mega kitchen, just multiply the amounts)


  • 2 large eggs
  • 30g plain flour
  • 75g diced tofu
  • 1/2 small diced onion
  • 25g sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 shredded Chinese or Savoy cabbage
  • 25g sliced radishes
  • A dash of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • A handful of watercress


  1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and flour together until they form a smooth batter.
  2. Next add the tofu, onion and chopped veg to the bowl. Mix and season with a little salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a dash of oil in a medium frying pan. Then add the mixture and form it into a circular shape in the middle of the pan. Cook both sides for 4-5 mins each.
  4. Plate up your okonomiyaki and top it with the sriracha, yogurt, soy sauce and watercress to serve.

Be sure to experiment with this recipe by adding different combinations of veg and meat – it’s so versatile! Head to the blog for more quick and easy meal inspiration from Chris Hale.

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