Keto Chaffle Okonomiyaki

For those that have been waiting ever so patiently for this, we finally got around to creating our version of low-carb/keto okonomiyaki, our newest addition to our on-going low-carb/keto chaffle series!

If you aren’t familiar with okonomiyaki, it’s a very traditional Japanese dish that’s cooked on a teppan (a flat iron grill) and usually served at summer festivals/carnivals!

Keto Low Carb Chaffle Okonomiyaki

The term okonomiyaki literally means ‘what you like’ and ‘grilled’.

In Japan, there are many restaurants where you cook your own okonomiyaki at your table and top it with your toppings of choice.

Over here in the States though, okonomiyaki isn’t as popular as other Japanese foods like sushi, ramen, yakiniku, shabu-shabu etc. so you don’t see that many restaurants specializing in this, but it might just become the next ‘thing’ because it’s that good!

For the time being though, you’ll have to make it at home if you want to enjoy some okonomiyaki, especially a low-carb/keto version!

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For our base, we decided to utilize our Dash Mini Waffle Maker because it gets hot enough to mimic the same kind of ‘cooking’ texture you would get from a traditional cast iron teppan.

You also could make this with a regular frying pan, but the base won’t have that ‘sear’ we’re looking for.

As okonomiyaki means ‘grill what you like’, you can add whatever toppings but we decided to go with something traditional in Bonito Flakes, green onions, beni shoga (pickled ginger), dried seaweed powder all drizzled in Kewpie Mayo and okonomiyaki sauce.

All this combines for a dish full of savory umami with flavors at ~2.5g net carbs per okonomiyaki chaffle.

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The special ingredients needed for this recipe are Bonito Flakes, Sugar-Free Ketchup, Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit and Kewpie Mayo.

All these can be picked up on Amazon or a local Asian Supermarket.  If you do have access to a local Asian Supermarket, you could also pick up optional Dried Seaweed Powder and Beni Shoga (red pickled ginger).

Note – we recommend using Kewpie Mayo for this recipe, other Mayo like Hellman’s or Bestfood will not offer the same taste.

So if you’re all ready, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 5M

Cooking Time 15M

Total Time 20M

Net Carb/Waffle ~2.5g

Servings 3 Waffles

Ingredients

Okonomiyaki Waffle

  • 2 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Cabbage

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Bonito Flakes
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 tsp Dried Seaweed Powder
  • 1 tbsp Beni Shoga (pickled ginger)

Sauce

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Shred cabbage with a shredder and set aside.

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3) In a mixing bowl, beat egg and then mix in shredded Mozzarella cheese, baking powder and shredded cabbage.

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4) Finely chop green onions and set aside.

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5) In a new mixing bowl, combine and mix all ingredients for sauce – Sugar-Free Ketchup, Soy Sauce, Worcestershire sauce and Swerve/Monkfruit.  Set aside.  Note – you can transfer sauce to a squeeze bottle for ease of use and better presentation.

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6) Plug-in Dash Mini Waffle Maker to pre-heat.

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7) Spoon a 1/3 of the mixture into the Dash Mini Waffle Maker and close cover.  Cook for 4-5 minutes (4 minutes will have a softer crust).  Repeat for as many bases you are making.  Transfer to a serving plate, top with Bonito Flakes, dried seaweed powder, beni shoga, chopped green onions and drizzle with Kewpie Mayo and okonomiyaki sauce.  Enjoy!

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Okonomiyaki!

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Keto Low Carb Chaffle Okonomiyaki

Keto Chaffle Okonomiyaki

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Chaffle Okonomiyaki . Enjoy this delicious Japanese tradition at only ~2.5g Net Carb / Piece. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: keto Japanese food, keto okonomiyaki sauce, low carb japanese food, low carb okonomiyaki, low carb okonomiyaki sauce, no sugar okonomiyaki sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 Waffles
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Calories: 105kcal

Ingredients

Okonomiyaki Waffle

  • 2 Whole Egg
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cabbage

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Bonito Flakes
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 tsp Dried Seaweed Powder
  • 1 tbsp Beni Shoga pickled ginger

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Sugar-Free Ketchup
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Shred cabbage with a shredder and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat egg and then mix in shredded mozzarella cheese, baking powder and shredded cabbage.
  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • In a new mixing bowl, combine and mix all ingredients for sauce – Sugar-Free Ketchup, Soy Sauce, Swerve/Monkfruit and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside. Note - you can transfer sauce to a squeeze bottle for ease of use and better presentation.
  • Plug-in Dash Mini Waffle Maker to pre-heat.
  • Spoon a 1/3 of the mixture into the Dash Mini Waffle Maker and close cover. Cook for 4-5 minutes (4 minutes will have a softer crust). Repeat for as many bases you are making. Transfer to a serving plate, top with Bonito Flakes, dried seaweed powder, beni shoga, chopped green onions and drizzle with Kewpie Mayo and okonomiyaki sauce. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 1mg

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you thank you! I bought the dash “griddle” as well and will try this dang it!! I’ll try adding some thinly slice pork belly, and maybe some shrimp. Perfect for personal size okonomiyaki. You guys are the best, as you can tell I am a huge fan!

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Tony! Thank you very much for your kind words and these are the kind of comments that really make LCA all worth while! Yup, this recipe was made for you and we really hope you enjoy it! We are also planning to do a takoyaki one soon, but if you can’t wait for it, just use the same base with added tako cooked inside a takoyaki grill. I’m pretty sure it would work without any revisions to the recipe, but not 100% sure since we haven’t tried yet! Thanks again for being patient while we worked on this recipe and being a fan!!

      • Hey thanks for thinking of me! I can’t wait to get this one griddled up, I think I will use the mini griddle instead of the waffle iron and try to pack more cabbage and goodies in! Please do post if you get a chance to try the takoyaki:) Take care guys!

        • LowCarbingAsian

          Yup, the mini dash griddle makes the ideal sized chaffles and they are cheap as well! We will definitely get the to the takoyaki soon so keep checking back!

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