Growing up, watching “Fang Tai” cook in our television screen is the norm. What I used to be amazed, was the amount of oil she seemed to have on hand. There was always a wok filled with oil ready for deep frying- and how nearly EVERY dish required deep frying!
Mum and I went shopping one day at OG (2 years ago maybe?), and I spotted “Fang Tai”‘s Quick and Easy Meals cookbook. I flipped through and surprise surprise, the dishes featured were alot healthier than what was before.
This simple Okonomiyaki caught my attention because it is what it says, simple. I never did associated the word simple with Okonomiyaki, so it was nice to know that it can be replicated in the small kitchen.
Funny enough, in the cooking instructions, it says add water but now where did it state how much water to add to the batter. I went with my “gut feeling” and added it till it becomes a semi thick batter that we can pour easily using a ladle.
3/4 cup of flour
1/2 cabbage shredded
1 packet of ham
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tbsp oil
around 1 cup of water
Salt and pepper
Sieve flour and baking powder, add water and mix into batter. Put oil and seasoning. Mix well and set aside for 20 mins. Fold all veges and ham in batter.
Heat oil in pan. pour small ladle of batter into pan, flip after around 5 mins. Serve with teriyaki sauce and mayo!