Beef (or Prosciutto Ham) Chive Okonomiyaki with Homemade Chuno Sauce

October  4, 2022
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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. 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.
  2. Add thinly sliced cabbage and grated onion. Mix well. Add chives to batter.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. If you multiply Okonomiyaki recipe, don't forget to multiply Homemade Chono Sauce recipe!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • BoulderGalinTokyo
  • LeBec Fin
    LeBec Fin
  • sexyLAMBCHOPx
  • emcsull

12 Reviews

emcsull January 24, 2013
can anybody tell me what makes okonomiyaki flour different from regular flour ?

Thanks !
Okonomi_Yakity January 24, 2013
Hi. Okonomiyaki flour includes yam flour and seasonings - typically scallop or shrimp. The addition of yam flour makes it more glutinous. You can learn all about okonomiyaki ingredients in depth at http://okonomiyakiworld.com. Thanks!
BoulderGalinTokyo February 27, 2013
I use all regular all-purpose flour. You can add grated yama imo (mountain potato) or shrimp and scallops separately, if you like. That way you can separate those individual allergies to each person's separate portion.
BoulderGalinTokyo May 16, 2012
LeBecFin, I think your comment got dropped, I'm curious what your mon said????
LeBec F. April 28, 2012
tokyogal, your comment about your son reminds me of what my mom always used to say about Southerners- !!
BoulderGalinTokyo May 11, 2012
What did she say--Your Mom?
LeBec F. April 28, 2012
This is super; going to make it soon! (Slightly off topic , but did you know- the Japanese invented Tonkatsu sauce to replicate Worcestershire sauce from the British? That's what I read, anyway!) Love seeing your camelia; fun to see what's blooming in Japan compared to our arboretum here in boston! the sakura are peaking now.
LBF, thanks for your kind words. My irises just started blooming, and my botan has too.
Okonomi_Yakity April 27, 2012
Looks great - nice photo! If you want to learn more about traditional okonomiyaki check out http://okonomiyakiworld.com for lots of recipe variations, ingredient descriptions, etc. Have fun!
I can tell by your name you are a huge fan- really a versatile base for your imagination! Thanks for your kind remarks.
sexyLAMBCHOPx April 27, 2012
looks good!

Thank you. Hope you can try it soon.