Did you know?: Japan's original Naporitan spaghetti

Did you know?: Japan's original Naporitan spaghetti

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

The greasy, sweet and sour taste of “Naporitan spaghetti” is very popular among Japanese. The spaghetti is just a ketchup pasta stirfried with onion, green pepper and ham. Despite the name, you will never find it in Naples, Italy, as it originated here in Japan. A Japanese chef created the dish when the country was under food shortage in the post-war chaos.



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