There are two versions of okonomiyaki. The Osaka-style version, such as this recipe, has all the ingredients mixed together, while the Hiroshima-style has ingredients layered on one another, is generally thicker and almost always comes with noodles.
This Japanese pancake usually comes with meat and seafood, and it is highly customisable. The name okonomiyaki is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki generally means “cooked over heat”. So while this recipe uses bacon and octopus, you are free to use any ingredients you love.
This fritter-like pancake makes an easy snack for the whole family, and is made with simple ingredients that most kids would eat (Have a fussy kid? Let the kid choose the ingredients.)