Spaghetti & Pasta

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Pasta Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

    Macaroni Salad is the most popular salad in Japan and I have my own recipe. It’s a lovely salad and I have been making it repeatedly for decades. The same Macaroni Salad again and again, and I wanted to make something different today. This is my American inspired Pasta Salad, but still tastes Japanese as …

  • Fish Spaghetti & Pasta

    Tuna Mornay

    ‘Tuna Mornay’ is a very popular Tuna Casserole in Australia. It can be made with inexpensive staple ingredients. You can use any pasta of your choice, but it seems most people use Pennette, Large Spirals or any pasta in a similar size. Some people use Boiled Eggs instead of Pasta, and that would be yummy. …

  • Beef Spaghetti & Pasta

    Beef Curry Spaghetti

    If you are a fan of Japanese Curry Roux blocks, here is a new recipe for you to try. Those yummy Curry blocks are very versatile and can be used for many ways. This is a simple Spaghetti dish. It took less than 15 minutes for me to cook it today. Naturally, Beef can be …

  • 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 …

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