Tonpei-yaki (Japanese omelette) *(v)possible

Main, pork, Starter, Vegetables, Vegetarian


First let me apologise @dosirakbento. I accidentally deleted your comment on Bento of last week. I left reply on the article, please check, thank you.


Tonpei-yaki bento


Today’s recipe is Tonpei-yaki. This is Japanese omelette which has fried cabbage and pork inside, and is served with okonomiyaki sauce on the top. It depends on persons, but usually people put some topping as we do for okonomiyaki. This is very light meal and a popular food which is sold in a market. It is good when you are a bit hungry but do not want very big meal. Especially, in the late night, I often make it without pork, so that it will not be heavy.

Tonpei-yaki is also good for bento food. My husband really likes tonpei-yaki. If you like okonomiyaki I am sure you will like it too! Please try!!




[Ingredients] 1 servings

  • White cabbage 1/8
  • Pork 50g (You can omit this)
  • Eggs 2
  • A bit of salt
  • A bit of black pepper
  • Okonomiyaki sauce
  • Topping (nori powder, Fish flake, mayonnaise etc)

If you are a vegetarian, you can omit pork or toppings. You can still enjoy vegetarian version.



  1. Pour 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil into a hot frying pan. Stir fry thinly chopped cabbage and about 5mm sliced pork. Add some salt and black pepper.
  2. Put cabbage and pork aside.
  3. Break the eggs into the hot pan. When the eggs become half cooked, put the fillings of 2. on the middle of egg.
  4. Fold the egg in the middle and leave it for a minute on the pan after you turn off the cooker.
  5. Cut your tonpei-yaki into 4-5 pieces.
  6. Served tonpeiyaki on the flat plate with okonomiyaki sauce and topping on the top.



11 thoughts on “Tonpei-yaki (Japanese omelette) *(v)possible

  1. hi Yukino!
    No worries, thanks for the update though. I had a look at the comments of that post and am curious to try out Mazekomi. I don’t go very often to the Japan Centre but will look out for it next time I go, or perhaps they sell it at the Korean supermarkets where I go more often (they have a Japanese aisle).
    This Tonpei-yaki recipe has good timing! I actually have some white cabbage in the fridge that I need to use up, so I should give this a try. Plus I saw that you give a recipe on how to make the okonomiyaki sauce and hooray, have all those ingredients as well! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Haha I checked on the Internet and it was! But you can use green cabbage too, in fact green cabbage is the normal cabbage in Japan. But I have never seen green cabbage in the market in the UK yet…


      1. Or you meant green part in the picture? That is aonori, popular see weed powder in Japan. We love it because you can add some sea flavor into your food. And we think okonomiyaki sauce and aonori go really well! But some girls do not want it, especially during the date, because they look stupid when they make a big smile with green teeth!xx


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