Spaghetti & Pasta

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta

    ‘Tarako’ (Pollock Roe) Spaghetti

    Pollock is a fish of Cod family. Salted Pollock Roe is called ‘Tarako’ in Japanese. When Pollock Roe is salted with Chilli, it is called ‘Mentaiko’. Both are very popular in Japan, and they make a great sauce for Spaghetti. Outside Japan, we only can find frozen ‘Tarako’ OR ‘Mentaiko’. If you could find them, …

  • Egg Spaghetti & Pasta

    Garlic Chives & Egg Spaghetti

    ‘Stir-fried Garlic Chives and Eggs’ is a very popular dish in north Asia. I simply cooked it with Spaghetti, and seasoned with Soy Sauce. Pancetta OR Bacon can add nice flavour and saltiness. It’s super easy to cook, nutritious and delicious! Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Spaghetti2 EggsSalt & Pepper40g Pancetta OR Bacon *cut …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi Spaghetti & Pasta

    Kimchi Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta)

    This is supposed to be a ‘Somen’ dish. ‘Somen’ is the thinnest Japanese noodles, but it is not easy for many of us to find. ‘Somen’ can be easily substituted with Capellini (Angel Hair Pasta). This is a Korean inspired dish. Well-fermented Kimchi is best suitable. Makes 1 Servings Ingredients 1 serving Capellini (Angel Hair …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Sweets

    Kinako Macaroni

    More than 50 years ago, in a small town in Japan, the pre-school that I went to was like child day-care, and a hot lunch or light snack was provided every day. The most memorable food I tasted at the pre-school was this ‘Kinako Macaroni’. I still fondly remember the day it was served for …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta

    Spaghetti Puttanesca with Canned Mackerel

    I am a big fan of ‘Spaghetti alla Puttanesca’. This dish is totally inspired by the famous Italian dish. I just added my favourite fish ‘Mackerel’ to it. I use all the common ingredients for the Puttanesca sauce, but they are also optional. If you don’t have Capers, you don’t need to add it. Makes …

  • Beef Spaghetti & Pasta

    Yakiniku Spaghetti

    Italian Pasta such as Spaghetti are very suitable for Asian flavours. Mix Spaghetti with stir-fried Beef & Vegetables seasoned with Yakiniku (Japanese style BBQ) Sauce. It’s a simple and easy to prepare dish, and absolutely yummy! Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 servings Spaghetti150 to 200g thinly sliced Beef1/2 Onion2 Cabbage Leaves1/2 Carrot1/4 to 1/2 Capsicum1 …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Bacon, Broccoli & Macaroni Cheese

    Everyone loves Macaroni Cheese. Macaroni Cheese is delicious with any extra ingredients. I often add extra ingredients such as Mushrooms, but Broccoli is probably my favourite. It looks great, delicious and nutritious. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 head Broccoli *about 300g2 cups (*about 260g) Macaroni20g Butter100g Bacon *cut into small pieces2 tablespoons (20g) Plain Flour2 …

  • Egg Spaghetti & Pasta

    Gnocchi With Egg & Spinach

    Gnocchi and Asian flavoured sauces can go very well together. I often cook them with Soy Sauce. This is one of my favourite Gnocchi dishes. It is very simple and easy to cook, yet nutritious and delicious. If you love Gnocchi, why don’t you try it? Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 servings Gnocchi3 to 4 …

  • Miso Soup Spaghetti & Pasta

    Gnocchi Miso Soup

    Dumplings made of rice flour is a popular ingredient for Miso Soup. However, I have found ‘Gnocchi’ is a superior alternative to the rice flour dumplings. Miso Soup with Gnocchi can be a very filling meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 cups Dashi Stock OR Stock of your choice*Note: Use about 2 teaspoons Dashi Powder …

  • Ramen Spaghetti & Pasta

    Mock Ramen ‘Capellini’ Soup

    For those who have limited access to Asian ingredients, ‘Capellini’ (Angel Hair Pasta) is the easiest and best option for the ‘Mock Ramen Soup’. You can use Thin Spaghetti instead. This ‘Mock Ramen Capellini Soup’ can be made with only widely available ingredients and it doesn’t take long to cook. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1/2 …

  • Beans & Peas Spaghetti & Pasta

    Nattō Spaghetti

    Nattō is fermented soy beans and naturally it is very nutritious. Many people eat it with hot steamy rice for breakfast. I love it with finely chopped fresh Spring Onions. Do you like Nattō? This ‘Nattō Spaghetti’ is quite popular in Japan, and I often cook it for my lunch. It’s absolutely easy to prepare …

  • Ramen Spaghetti & Pasta

    ‘Champon’ Spaghetti Soup

    ‘Champon’ is a Japanese word that means ‘a mixture of various items’, but most commonly it means a dish of Chinese Style Noodles served in hot soup with stir-fried Pork, Seafood and a variety of Vegetables. I believe the most famous one is ‘Nagasaki Champon’, that originated in Nagasaki. You can cook this delicious dish …

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