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"Not Your Average" Japanese Pancake

"色気より食い気. Food before romance."

- Hoping this doesn't say Chicken Soup instead

Wait, not only Dutchies and Americans love their pancakes?

What’s the first thing that pops to your mind when you hear Japan? Maybe it’s Fuji (mountain or water), maybe it’s the beautiful cherry blossom trees, Samurai anybody? Or Geishas a.k.a. an all-time favorite Disney movie, Mulan? Whatever it is, this time we want to bring you a recipe which we first enjoyed at a brunch place in Amsterdam. Okonomiyaki, which is a savory Japanese pancake, has been holding it’s number 1 spot for Agnes lunch choices for the past 2 weeks (yes, it is all about variety guys, but just try it and we will talk again). Even though we haven't had the pleasure to travel to Japan, it is in the top 5 of our travel bucket list. Once we make it, we will report back if our recipe holds any resemblance to the real deal, but until then...


Ingredients - Japanese Pancake /

1 serving

  • 50g Panko Crumbs

  • 100g Egg whites

  • 1 Egg

  • 150g White cabbage

  • Cilantro

  • Salt

  • Coconut Oil


  • Pickled ginger

  • Pickled mango

  • Okonomi sauce Sriracha mayo

  • Dried bonito flakes (not to confuse with the Spanish word for pretty, trust me, nothing pretty about it, rather stinky) Spring onion

  • Dried seaweed


1. Cut the cabbage into fine slices. Mix the egg and egg white together and add the cabbage. Throw in the panko crumbs, finely chopped cilantro and a pinch of salt.

2. Add a dash of oil of your choice into a sauce pan (medium heat). Pour in the above mixture and cover with a lid. Let it sit for about 10 min.

3. Time to flip the whole thing and let it get golden brown on the other side (another 5 minutes).

4. Ready to become creative and decorate your new favorite lunch meal with all the toppings you possible could snatch from your local asian store? The below nutrition facts are based on the pancake, toppings are not included - right, it sounded too good to be true!


To all our Japanese fellowship out there, how would you rate our spin on the Okonomiyaki recipe? If you didn’t like it, please stay away from commenting in the section below or any other social media...Kidding, just shoot us your ideas for improvements.

どうぞお召し上がりください Dōzo omeshiagarikudasai!

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