Simple & Easy Japanese Okonomiyaki Sauce Recipe-Japanese Taste

Simple & Easy Japanese Okonomiyaki Sauce Recipe

by Ayumi Matsuo

Sauce Condiment

Okonomiyaki sauce is a thick, brown sauce that is drizzled over okonomiyaki pancakes, takoyaki, and yakisoba. It is packed with sweet, savory, and umami flavors.

If you're familiar with tonkatsu sauce, then you might be thinking that okonomiyaki sauce looks and sounds quite similar. Actually, okonomiyaki sauce is a bit sweeter and contains more umami than tonkatsu sauce. That is why it pairs perfectly with grilled Japanese street food dishes.

While there are of course many bottled options of okonomiyaki sauce sold in supermarkets and online, you can also easily make it at home and with only a few ingredients.

This time, we're going to share our simple and easy okonomiyaki sauce recipe with you. Try making this sauce and pairing it with Osaka style or Hiroshima style okonomiyaki, takoyaki, or yakisoba the next time you make them at home! 

Note: since this is a freshly made sauce, please store it in an airtight container and use it within 1-2 days after preparing.


Prep time: 3 mins

Cook time: 2 mins

Total time: 5 mins

Total servings: 2

Difficulty: Easy

  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce (Oyster Sauce OK too)

Expert's Tip

Simple & Easy Japanese Okonomiyaki Sauce Recipe

This spicy Japanese Worcestershire sauce is flavored with plenty of vegetables, fruits, spices, and vinegar. It is one of the most popular Japanese sauces because it has a good balance of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. It also pairs well with many foods, especially fried foods. Spruce up any sauce or dish by adding a dash of Bull-Dog Worcestershire Sauce.


1) Gathering the Ingredients

Gather the ingredients together.

2) Mixing the Sauce Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together, and done! Enjoy your homemade okonomiyaki sauce however you please.

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