Hiro and Yoriki’s goodbye treat!

Hiro and Yoriki cooked us a fabulous Japanese dish today as a thank you to Global Village and all our students for the fantastic time they have had here in Byron Bay. Take a look at the pics and give the recipe a try for yourself. Delicious!

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Best Okonomiyaki Recipe:

Okonomiyak is easy to make!  Our favorite “best” Osaka Okonomiyaki recipe (also called Kansai Okonomiyai style) is immediately below, and further down you will find even simpler recipes for the batter that don’t require as many specialized ingredients and still taste great. Recipes for Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki and a variety of other ideas on our Recipe Variations page.

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INGREDIENTS (To Make 2) Metric Imperial
Okonomiyaki Flour 100g 1 cup
Water (or Chicken stock) 160ml 2/3 cup
Eggs (or Egg substitute) 2 (or 120ml) 2 (or 1/2 cup)
Cabbage, cut into 3cm x 2-3ml strips 300g 4 cups
Green Onions, thinly sliced diagonally 2 stalks 2 stalks
Tenkasu (Tempura bits) 30g 1/4 cup
Bacon, cut into 8cm (3″) pieces 6 strips 6 strips
Raw shrimp cut into approx 1cm (1/2″) chunks 100g 1/2 cup
Bonus: Chinese sausage, cut diagonally 1-2 links 1-2 links
Bonus: Beni Shoga (Pickled Ginger) 30g 1 oz
Kewpie Mayonnaise
Okonomi Sauce
Aonori (Seaweed Flakes)
Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes)


1. In a large bowl, whisk together Okonomiyaki Flour and Water until smooth
2. Add Eggs, Cabbage, Onions, Tenkasu, Ginger, Shrimp and Sausage and mix, but don’t over mix.
3. Oil a griddle that has been heated to 200C (400F) and add Okonomiyaki mixture divided into two pancakes.
4. Using a spatula flatten and form pancakes until around 1.5cm (3/4″) thick – approximately 30cm (12″) across.
5. Add Bacon pieces to cover top of each pancake.
6. After about 3 minutes, flip over pancake (bacon side down) and cook for 4 minutes.
7. Flip pancake again (bacon side up) and cook for 3 minutes or until firm and well browned.
8. Remove to plate and drizzle with Kewpie mayonnaise, okonomi sauce and sprinkle with Aonori and Katsuobushi.
9. Eat quickly before someone near you takes your portion.

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