Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pizza)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mom used to make these savory "pancakes" when I was younger and now that I am mostly vegan I am missing them terribly. So I decided to try to make an eggless version and it turned out pretty good! The potato is the binding agent that replaces the eggs. I hope the amounts are okay, they seemed to work for me. The "ham slices" below are the veggie simulated kind. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together Flour, Water, and Mashed Potatoes and then lastly add the Cabbage. (I know people don't usually have mashed potatoes hanging about but if you don't have time to make them before hand, try another egg replacer to see what happens?).
  2. Heat a skillet on medium, adding a little bit of oil. Cut up the Sandwich "Meat" and/or mushrooms and fry them slightly ( if you fry the veggie ham for too long they will become too crunchy). Right over the ham/mushroom pieces, pour in one third of the mix and spread it around in the frying pan so that it becomes a "pancake" shape (Conversely, you can mix the "ham" into the mix above and skip this step).
  3. Cook for 5 mins (I usually cover it with a pan lid).
  4. Flip. Cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the last two pancakes.
  6. Mix together equal parts of mayonnaise and BBQ sauce for the sauce to spread on the "pizza".
  7. If you're vegan, you're on your own for finding/making vegan mayo and bbq sauce, but I know it's doable!
  8. Note for Eggless option you MUST use Vegan mayo. Mayo has eggs unless stated as Vegan.


Most Helpful

You realize it's not actually "eggless" if it uses mayonnaise, right? I suppose anyone who cares would know to use vegan mayo, but I thought I'd point that out.

Napoleana October 19, 2007

This version of Okonomiyaki was very interesting. This eggless version is pretty good! I have used leftover mashed potatoes added to pancake batter to add flavor and they do make the batter more cohesive. I enjoyed this recipe. The 2 other recipes of this dish on recipezaar insist that the bonita flakes on top are neccesary to make this authentic but in view of the fact that this is a vegetarian version, and that these little pancakes are a basic comfort food, like beef stew, that would be like saying you have to have potatoes in your stew to make it authentic. Thanks for the recipe Sealy.

bshemyshua February 17, 2007

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