Pancakes drenched in syrup and butter are all well and good. But pancakes filled with savory cabbage and shrimp? Even better. Move over buttermilk, you've got competition.
'okonomiyaki' on Serious Eats
Okonomiyaki are Japanese pancakes, but they're nothing like American flapjacks. Think scallion pancakes, but add cabbage, pork, bonito, nori, fried eggs, and even mayonnaise. The name, loosely translated, means "what you like, cooked," so expect anything and everything when you hear "okonomiyaki."
[Photograph: Chichi Wang] Note: Okonomiyaki sauce is a thick Worcestershire-like sauce that can be found in many Japanese or Asian grocers. If unavailable, combine 1/2 cup ketchup with 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce. I prefer sweet, tangy Japanese-style mayonnaise, such as...