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Author Notes: My son eats okonomiyaki so he can smear it in Chuno Sauce. I recommend my Homemade Chuno Sauce which is a perfect match for real Bull-Dog Vegetable and Fruit (Chuno) Sauce, available at Amazon. You can also add a little mayo to the Chuno Sauce in Osaka style.
You could also cook pork separately, then lay on top of the okonomiyaki. —BoulderGalinTokyo
Beef Chive Okonomiyaki
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups water or broth
- 2 cups all purpose flour or whole-wheat pastry flour
- 2 1/2 cups cabbage (about 400 grams), thinly sliced
- 1 onion, grated or finely diced
- 300 grams beef, thinly sliced or Prosciutto ham (175 grams)
- 1 cup nira (garlic chives, 2nd photo) or chives, minced
Homemade Chuno Sauce
- 1/2 cup Del Monte™ Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce™
- Kewpie Mayonnaise (optional)
- 1. Mix egg, water or broth, and mix with a whisk. Add flour and whisk again. Should be a 'watery-looking' batter, so add a little more water if needed.
- Add thinly sliced cabbage and grated onion. Mix well. Add chives to batter.
- Wipe grill, hotplate, or skillet with oil on a paper towel. Drop in 1/2 cup measure for pancake-size okonomiyaki. Lay the beef on top, without overlapping.
- When first side is cooked, turn over and cook second side (topping-side) quickly. Check that beef is cooked. Or you can fill the whole skillet with batter the way it is served in Japan. Cut like a pizza, or eat one skillet-size okonomiyaki as a dinner.
- Slather generously with Chuno Sauce. In Southern Japan, half Chuno Sauce and half Kewpie Mayonnaise is very popular. If using store-bought US mayo, add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to 1/2 cup mayo, mix well. Then add Chuno Sauce.
- If you multiply Okonomiyaki recipe, don't forget to multiply Homemade Chono Sauce recipe!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dish with Meat as a Flavoring
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Spring Alliums
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