Japanese Fusion Aglio e Olio

Happy World Pasta Day!

Did you know, today 10/25 is the day to enjoy Italian signature dish, pasta!

My dinner buddy doesn’t like stepping out of the basic way, especially when it’s about pasta. It’s not true, but he thinks he has Italian roots because he loves Italian food. Therefore, when I make Italian food for our meal, I try to follow the basic recipes without improvising my way. 

However, sometimes it’s so tempting to change a little. I might find yummy food that would change our usual! And after a glance, I was holding sake and roasted seaweed while cooking spaghetti. 

Coincidentally I’m on my culinary journey, so let’s listen to myself and create Italian Japanese fusion pasta!

I’m calling it drunken Italian noodle dish and have a pre-happy hour in the middle of the week! 

Ready for cooking? Here we go!


<Today’s Recipe>

Japanese Fusion Aglio e Olio

japanese fusion aglio e olio




  1. Fill water in a pan and bring it to medium high heat. When water is boiled, add spaghetti and cook until they are al dente.
  2. Meanwhile the spaghetti is cooked, bring olive oil, garlic, crushed chili flakes together in a pan and bring it to medium low heat to infuse aroma into oil. Add salt and radish. When almost spaghetti is ready, add sake.
  3. Drain spaghetti and mix with the sauce.
  4. Top with scallion, roasted seaweed, and chili powder. Enjoy!


japanese fusion aglio e olio

Mmm, sake’s mellow flavor nicely mixed with garlicky spicy sauce! I was afraid of my dinner buddy started to complain, but he finished the plate so it’s not that bad!:D


<Other Recommended Pasta Dish for World Pasta Day>

Mushroom and yuzu citrus is such a flavor bomb! Mushroom Yuzu Pasta

mushroom yuzu pasta

Go classic. Penne Arrabbiata

penne arrabbiata

Ketchup to expand the foodie mind! Spaghetti Neapolitan

spaghetti neapolitan

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I seem to take a break from my reader and go looking for food every time I view your posts.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha~that’s a great compliment!😂👍✨ Cheers to foodieism🥂


  2. Sophia Dane says:

    This looks amazing! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Sophia!💕✨

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Leah says:

        It’s early in the morning and my mouth waters looking at this. Seaweed and pasta sound so good right now!😁

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  3. Wow – this sounds wonderful!!! 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you so much😊💕✨


  4. Livia says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. 🙏😊
    I can almost smell the delicious garlic perfume while reading.
    Makes my mouth watering 😋

    When I cook Aglio e Olio Spaghetti, I try to slice the garlic cloves the thinnest possible. That way, when you heat it up, the translucent garlic slices “melt” inside the hot oil and you don’t have garlic pieces left in the sauce but only the wonderful taste of them. 😋😋👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Livia, that’s a wonderful cooking tips to make a yummy aglio e lio😍👍💕✨

      Liked by 1 person

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