Japanese pancake or Okonomiyaki and detox

On Monday I started a week long detox, eating just fruits and vegetables. The first few days was hard, I saw meat and bread everywhere I looked. It was especially hard when I walked by a bakery, with these awesome smells coming from inside! But last night I was thinking you can actually live eating only fruits and vegetables, not hard at all. I mean I set this goal for myself and I´m sticking to it, although if I wanted to I can stop it any time! Nobody asked me to do it.

I started it because I felt so bloated, tired and stressed. I made a sauerkraut soup on Tuesday and it´s been a little bit of a struggle since Rob is eating yummy meatloaf for dinner 🙂 I´m so proud of myself. yay! After only a few more days, I see the difference already!

Here is what I based my detox on DETOX

Anyways, back to the pancakes! A few weeks back I made these awesome Japanese pancakes. I had never put vegetables or anything salty to my pancakes before so it was so exciting, I couldn´t wait for them to be ready so I can taste them!

O-konomi-yakithe name comes from the word okonomi, meaning “what you like” or “what you want”, and yaki meaning “grilled” or “cooked” so basically you put whatever you like in your pancake. But shredded cabbage is the main ingredient!

IMG_9504Ingredients (Makes 8 medium pancakes)

1 cup flour

3/4 cup chicken stock

2 eggs

2 cups of chopped cabbage

2 slices of salmon

6 slices of bacon

1 cup of crushed spinach


Whisk together flour, eggs, chicken stock and pinch of salt.  Mix. Add cabbage, salmon, bacon and spinach.

IMG_9516Fry over medium heat, cook until underside is browned, about 3-4 minutes. Gently flip the pancake, cook until browned. I made medium pancakes but you can also make them large. Your call 🙂

IMG_9527IMG_9536I also made tonkatsu sauce. It´s easy, just whisk everything together – 1 Tbsp. ketchup, 2½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1½ tsp., oyster sauce, 1⅛ tsp. sugar.

IMG_9521Recipe said to serve with mayonnaise and tonkatsu sauce. I was not very fond of this sauce. I did it for the first 2 pancakes to see if it adds something special but the rest I ate without a sauce or mayonnaise and it was much better!

IMG_9546I will make them again, very tasty!  Next time I will use shrimp instead of salmon. Who thought about putting cabbage into a pancake 🙂 Great idea!

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