Okonomi-style Omelet with lots of Cabbage

Okonomi Tamago-yaki

  • By
    Maki Fujimoto
  • Time
    10 minutes
Okonomi-style Omelet with lots of Cabbage

Okonomiyaki is a soul food that is loved throughout Japan. This recipe shows you how to make okonomiyaki-like fried eggs with shredded red ginger, sauce and mayonnaise, resulting in hearty portion that is sure to satisfy your appetite!

What is Okonomiyaki?
A main feature of this much-loved Japanese dish is that it’s a flour-based pancake usually served in a circular shape, filled with cabbage, tenkasu, and bonito flakes. “Okonomiyaki” means “as you like”, and as the name suggests, your favorite ingredients can be added to the standard ones. You can add Japanese sauce and top off with a sprinkle of aonori and bonito flakes if you like.
When visiting Osaka or Hiroshima, you will find countless okonomiyaki restaurants!

Cabbage and Okara Powder Makes Food Healthier
This recipe calls for a lot of cabbage as the main ingredient, and then you can add okara powder or bean curd powder to create a variety of flavors.

Cabbage is a readily available vegetable in supermarkets throughout the year. It is high in nutrients, can be easily digested, and is good for stomach health. Cabbage has vitamin U as a specific nutrient, contributing to this marvelous vegetables health benefits. The substance was found first in cabbage, containing unequalled quantity compared to other vegetables. Vitamin U is a great contributor to help recover the gastric mucosa damaged by overeating and drinking. Cabbage also includes many other nutrients, such as vitamins C and K, folic acid, potassium, carotene, calcium, and dietary fiber! Just by adding okara powder, you can also intake dietary fiber.

This recipe is good as an egg recipe or as an okonomiyaki recipe and it's a recommended dish for healthy food lovers for its low sugar levels.

Nutrition per Serving
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  • Eggs
  • 2.8  oz Cabbage
  • Green onions
  • 0.7  oz Red pickled ginger
    • A
    • 0.4  oz Okara powder (Soy pulp powder)
    • tbsp Water
  • tsp Japanese granulated soup stock
  • tsp Vegetable oil
  • as needed Okonomi-sauce
  • as needed Mayonnaise
  • to taste Green laver (Aonori)


Step 1

Cut cabbage into thin strips, cut green onion into small pieces, and chop red pickled ginger into short pieces.

Okonomi-style Omelet with lots of Cabbage

Step 2

Break eggs into a bowl, add ingredients (A) and cabbage, mix well, add green onions and red pickled ginger and mix.

Okonomi-style Omelet with lots of Cabbage

Step 3

Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat, add all of the ingredients from step 2 into the pan, and spread contents evenly.

Okonomi-style Omelet with lots of Cabbage

Step 4

Cover with aluminum foil for 2 minutes, then fold the back half to the front and lightly press down on the surface and sides to shape.
After about a minute, flip and cook again for another minute or two.

Okonomi-style Omelet with lots of Cabbage

Step 5

Remove to a plate, pour sauce and mayonnaise over the top, sprinkle with green laver, and garnish with red pickled ginger if desired.

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Tofu meister and nutritionist, Maki also writes food-related columns and develops projects that involve food. She shows us how everyday dishes can be prepared simply and with nutritional balance. Learn how to cut corners and still prepare delicious, good-looking dishes, showcased on her SNS outlets. Her motto is "Making people smile with food".