Japanese Pancakes with Avocado Salad

Japanese Pancakes with Avocado Salad

Get ready for a veggie flavour infusion with this delish recipe for Japanese Pancakes.
Servings 4
Total Time 30 mins



  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 350 g slaw
  • 1 drizzle oil


  • 1 capsicum thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • 2 radishes thinly sliced
  • 10 g sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp vinegar

Asian Ketchup

  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ Tbsp vinegar
  • ¾ Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • tsp chilli powder

To Serve

  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise


  • Before you start, preheat oven to 220°C (or 200°C fan bake). Preheat BBQ to medium (if using).
  • Whisk eggs and water measure together in a large bowl. Gradually add in spices, flour and salt, whisking as you go, until you have a smooth batter. Season with pepper, then stir through slaw.
  • Heat oil in 1-2 large fry-pans on medium-high heat. Scoop ¼ of the batter into a pan and spread out until approximately 2cm thick. Cook for about 3 minutes each side, until golden. Repeat with remaining batter. Transfer cooked pancakes to a lined oven tray and bake for 5-6 minutes, until cooked through. Alternatively, cook pancakes on BBQ.
  • Prep capsicum, avocado and radish. Add to a medium bowl along with sesame seeds, sesame oil and vinegar. Gently toss to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix all Asian ketchup ingredients together. Prep spring onion.
  • Serve pancakes topped with Asian ketchup, mayo and psring onion, with salad on the side.

Meet the Chef

Ary ‘Adzuki’

Ary develops all of the recipes that go into our Bargain Boxes. One of his biggest passions is sharing food and teaching people how to cook, so now that he creates recipes weekly, he literally gets to teach thousands of people new and exciting things! His favourite produce in New Zealand broccoli – it’s crispy and vibrant and he even grows it at home! It’s one of the veggies he never tires of. His biggest food weakness (because we all have one!) is crispy fried chicken that speaks right to his soul when it’s done right – though he’s such a lover of sharing a good meal that he’d prefer to stay in and cook a family meal over going out to eat.

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