How to Make Okonomiyaki sauce

How to Make Okonomiyaki sauce - 1 1
  • Worcestershire sauce: 150g
  • Ketchup: 50g
  • Soy sauce: 25g
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Mirin (sweet rice wine): 25g
  • Oyster sauce: 25g
  • Dashi stock: 50g
  • Garlic (minced): 1 clove
  • Ginger (grated): 1 teaspoon
  • Cornstarch: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: 2 tablespoons
Per serving
Calories: 100 kcal
Carbohydrates: 25 g
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  • In a bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, mirin, oyster sauce, dashi stock, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • In a small separate bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water, creating a slurry. This will be used as a thickening agent for the sauce.
  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat and pour in the sauce mixture from step 1. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer.
  • Slowly add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce while stirring continuously. Continue cooking and stirring for a couple of minutes until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, transfer the sauce to a jar or airtight container for storage. It can be refrigerated and used for up to a month.

The Okonomiyaki sauce is typically served with Okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake filled with various ingredients such as cabbage, pork, shrimp, and green onions. The sauce is drizzled on top of the Okonomiyaki, giving it a tangy, sweet, and savory flavor.

In conclusion, Okonomiyaki sauce is a delicious brown sauce that enhances the flavor of Okonomiyaki. It combines the umami-rich Worcestershire sauce with other ingredients to create a well-balanced and flavorful condiment. The sauce’s sweet, tangy, and savory notes perfectly complement the savory pancake dish, making it a popular choice among Okonomiyaki lovers.

Facts about Okonomiyaki sauce:

  1. Okonomiyaki sauce is often described as a Japanese-style barbecue sauce due to its thick, rich, and savory flavor profile.
  2. The sauce is a key component of Okonomiyaki, but it is also used in other Japanese dishes such as takoyaki (octopus balls) and yakisoba (stir-fried noodles).
  3. While there are pre-made Okonomiyaki sauces available in stores, making your own sauce allows for customization and adjusting the flavors according to personal preference.
  4. Okonomiyaki sauce can vary in ingredients and proportions, with some recipes including additional ingredients like honey, Worcestershire sauce, or even fruit purees for added sweetness.
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