SOURDOUGH OKONOMIYAKI – Savory Japanese Pancake

I am a proud mama of a very lively and trustworthy sourdough starter that I created about 6 months ago. Maintaining the starter means not only lots of freshly baked bread, but lots of sourdough discard as well.

I was on a lookout for more interesting ways to use up the discard and I found many recipes for these beautiful savory Japanese pancakes called “Okonomiyaki”.

I am a huge fan of all things savory, so I gave it a go. I looked up several recipes and created this beautiful, nay, stunning little pancake.

With a drizzle of special flavorful sauce, mayo and a sprinkle of seaweed it was everything I needed.

*I will definitely try a non-sourdough version of this dish later.

Sourdough Okonomiyaki


  • 1/2 cup sourdough discard
  • 1 egg
  • splash of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • sliced cabbage
  • grated carrot
  • green onion
  • nori for serving
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark maple syrup


  • Mix all the pancake ingredients (adjust the amount of cabbage/carrot/green onion to your liking).
  • Fry with a little bit of neutral oil on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side (or until golden brown).
  • Serve warm, drizzled with sauce, mayo, sprinkled with crushed nori and green onions.

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