I watch a lot of Japanese food videos on YouTube and there I was introduced to the Japanese dish ‘Napoletana’ which is basically spaghetti with ketchup. I have never had it and have no curiosity to change that any time soon.
I do not remember seeing it at the Japanese home-style cafes and coffee shops in Little Tokyo LA when we used to live right outside there in Silver Lake.
I haven’t seen that dish. There was a nice Japanese-Italian brunch spot that had been in my neighborhood, which closed 3 or 4 years ago, but I don’t remember if they had pasta.
This is neat.
From my viewing, this dish shows up at family-style restaurants and fast-food pasta places. It is also a combini staple. But that info is filtered thru TabiEats lens.
I will park this here, since I have used many recipes from justonecookbook.
Ketchup spaghetti seems to show up in many Asian countries:
I prefer something like mentaiko spaghetti myself, but ketchup properly balanced out with other flavors isn’t an issue in terms of producing something tasty.
That looks good.
Big fan of fideua
And the Mexican sopa seca
Favorite mentaiko spaghetti:
Some Thai pasta dishes and a Chinese one…
I just posted this in the “What’s for Dinner” thread, but since we’re collecting them: Tony Kim’s “Cacio” e Pepe
And if we’re talking ketchup spaghetti, I know Jollibee does one that is a genuine thing for some folks:
I read somewhere that the base for this is banana ketchup.
One of my absolute favorite comfort dishes. Over the last 20 years, my PIC has perfected a recipe passed down from my mom’s ex-BF. We always use lamb shanks.
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