Kimchee Bacon Okonomiyaki
Mayo, Pomegranate Honey
I made Okonomiyaki at work today, happily it went over very well. Mind you it was a much simpler version (too spicy hot doesn't go over well). Myself, I like spicy hot food. At work, it's not about me.
Finely shredded cabbage in a batter of flour, eggs, water, salt and pepper. The home version had a generous addition of homemade kimchee and bacon. The Korean pepper from the kimchee turned this Okonomiyaki orange/red.
This particular Okonomiyaki is in the Osaka style, an egg based batter. You can be creative and add many different foods to your Okinomiyaki, shrimp, peppers, green onions, pork.
Traditionally you serve the Okonomiyaki with Kewpie mayo (a very rich Japanese mayo) and Okonomi Sauce (similar to a BBQ/ketchup style sauce), tangy and sweet.
2/3 cup AP flour
100 g shredded cabbage
1/3 cup water
diced cooked bacon
1 large egg
salt and pepper
1 tbsp BBQ/ketchup sauce or I mixed equal amounts of pomegranate molasses and honey, heated slightly to combine
1 tbsp homemade mayo
Combine the flour, water egg, salt and pepper. Mix well into a smooth batter. Add the bacon and finely shredded cabbage. Heat a pan and add enough oil to cover the base of the pan. When the oil is hot (medium-low to medium) add the mixture. Brown on both sides. You want the pancake to cook all the way through so don't rush it. Remove the Okonomiyaki from the pan, spread the mayo on to cover, drizzle the BBQ/ketchup sauce or pomegranate honey sauce over the mayo. Enjoy
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