Okonomiyaki is a popular Japanese food that literally translates to 'as you like it'. The idea in okonomiyaki restaurants is to choose your fillings & then either cook your pancake at your table on a griddle set into it, or to sit at the counter & watch the chefs prepare it for you. Either way it's a fun experience & one I did often during the time I lived in Japan.
The recipe below is approximate because I never learnt how to make this from a recipe, but by helping a Japanese friend in her kitchen. It's very hard to get it wrong though, so whatever you choose to add to yours will surely turn out well! Generally okonomiyaki contain cabbage, but other combinations of fillings can vary greatly.
1/2 head cabbage, shredded
2 or 3 carrots, either grated or finely diced
other fillings of your choice, e.g. prawns, chicken, pork
seasonings, e.g. salt, pepper, garlic salt, dried onion
okonomiyaki sauce (can be purchased from large supermarkets in the foreign food aisle or The Farmlands Chinese supermarket near Leicester market)
bonito flakes (optional - I didn't have any for this photo)
This recipe tastes even better made with vegetables from Community Harvest Whetstone :)