Representative Japanese style Spaghetti : Tarako spaghetti

Gourmet Culture In lively Japan, food from all over the world is eaten on the streets.
Indian food, Thai food, Italian food, Chinese food, Korean food…
However, it is often said that these are not the exact same dishes as the authentic ones, but international dishes arranged in a Japanese style.

Especially Japanese people like Italian food, so there are many Japanese-style arrangements.
You’ll probably be surprised that Japanese people eat pasta more often than you might imagine.

In some cases, Italian spaghetti is actively distorted or Japaneseized to create a new culture.
Perhaps it might be a shock to Italians who eat authentic Italian food.

Full of unique Japanese menu! Above all, “Tarako Spaghetti” is excellent!?

Tarako cream spaghetti

There are really various pasta menus unique to Japan.
Natto, grated radish, spicy carbonara, etc. are great variations.
Above all, “Tarako Spaghetti (Mentaiko Spagetti)” is popular among Japanese people!

In the first place, “Tarako” is a cod ovary that has been salted and processed. “Tarako” that is seasoned with red pepper is called “Mentaiko“.

Grilled cod roe

Tarako spaghetti is your favorite, add chopped seaweed, butter, soy sauce, salt, pepper, lemon juice, etc.
There are also many variations such as stir-fried Tarako spaghetti and adding white cream, fresh cream, and cream cheese.
There are many pasta dishes using seafood overseas, but spaghetti using fish eggs is considered a rare category.

Origin of Tarako spaghetti

The first Tarako spaghetti was made in a restaurant “Kabenoana (壁の穴)” in Tokyo.
It was conceived in 1967.
It is because the regulars of the shop handed canned caviar to make spaghetti with caviar and made spaghetti.
From there, it was Tarako spaghetti that was devised to make it cheap and easy to obtain in Japan.
The idea of “Kabenoana” is to put seaweed on top.

Kabenoana (壁の穴)

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In this article, I introduced the Japanese style spaghetti, the tarako spaghetti.
If you are tired of ordinary Japanese food and would like to try Japanese arranged dishes, please try it.

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