Today a good friend of mine in my neighborhood, from the city of Akita, Japan, shared with me his recipe for Okonomi Yaki Sauce (aka Okonomi Sauce). He warned me that it takes a long time, “all day!” — to make it. With a brave look on my face I said, “I’ll do my best!”
And then with a twinkle in his eye, he told me a shortcut okonomi sauce recipe that works “almost as well”.
- 1 cup Worchestershire sauce
- 1 cup Ketchup
- ⅓ cup Honey
- ⅓ cup Oyster sauce
- Mix all ingredients together with a blender or food processor.
- Can be used immediately or stored in the fridge for a month.
Komatsu-san is the owner and head chef at a great home-style Japanese restaurant called Don-Ya here in Oakland, California. Please go visit and try their onigiri, it’s the best! Tell them Naomi-san sent you. ^_^
ps. Want to see the full recipe? Feeling ambitious? Haha, here you go… let me know how it turns out!