Easy at home! Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki recipe & how to cook


Most of japanese families make Osaka-style okonomiyaki at home, but have you ever tried Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki?

You might not be familiar with the Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki which is also called Hiroshimayaki.
Also you might think 『Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki seems difficult』 or  『I don’t know the how to cook』.

This time, I introduce the recipe and how to cook Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki that you can easily make at home with some important points.

Since I cooked Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki ones, I have received more requests for Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki than the popular Osaka-style okonomiyaki.

Easy at home! Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki recipe

Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki

Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, in which the batter, cabbage, pork, noodles, and eggs all make a statement, while the okonomiyaki sauce gives it a perfect balance and depth.

The moist and refreshingly sweet shredded cabbage, the crispy texture of the noodles, and the mellow sweetness and sourness of the Otafuku sauce which is one of the most common source in japan make for an authentic Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.

Ingredients for Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki (3 pieces)

Material Quantity
Flour 100cc
Water 100cc
Katsuobushi(Bonito flakes) appropriate amount
cabbage 1/2
bean sprouts 1/2 bag
Agedama (tenkasu) Appropriate amount
Pork belly 100g
Yakisoba noodles 3 bags
Egg 3
Otafuku sauce appropriate amount
Aonori  appropriate amount

Easy at home! How to make Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki

①Mix flour and water well to form a dough.
②Shred the cabbage.

Using a slicer will make the cabbage moist and sweet!

③Heat a hot plate to 200°~250° and spread oil on it.
④Spread a ladle of batter on a hot plate and spread a little katsuobushi on it.
⑤Place 2 handfuls of cabbage, 1 handful of bean sprouts, and tempura bits on top of 4.
⑥Sprinkle a small amount of batter on top of ⑤ (about 1/5 of a ladle)

It becomes a connection and gives a sense of unity to the whole. A small amount is more delicious because the texture of the cabbage is alive!

⑦Place 2 or 3 pieces of pork on top of step ⑥ to cover it, and flip it over.

Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki

⑧Next, fry the yakisoba noodles with a little more oil.



Tips : pread it out thinly and finish it off!

⑨When the yakisoba is crispy, add about 1 tablespoon of the Otafuku sauce to the yakisoba and cook for a while.
⑩Put the yakisoba together to about the same size as 7, and place 7 on top of the yakisoba.
⑪Drop the egg next to it, crush the yolk and bake it so that it spreads thinly.
⑫Place ⑩ on top of ⑪ eggs and flip them over.
⑬Arrange on a plate, sprinkle with Otafuku sauce and aonori to complete.

Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki

Tips of Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki

If you pay attention to the following three points, you can easilmake authentic Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki at home.

  1. Shred cabbage as thinly as possible (slicer recommended)
  2. Roll out the yakisoba thinly and add oil to make it crispy.
  3. using the otafuku sauce

First of all, the important point of Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki is the overall balance and the contrast of each ingredient.
The cabbage is moist and crunchy, and has a soft texture that makes you feel the sweetness of the vegetables.
Yakisoba is crunchy and fun to eat.
Otafuku sauce with just the right balance of sweetness and sourness that brings the whole together.

By being conscious of these, it becomes an exquisite and full-fledged taste and texture.
Some households use Chuno sauce as an alternative to Otafuku sauce, but this is a very important point, so don’t compromise and use Otafuku sauce.