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Sesame Flavored Chinese Spaghetti Napolitan

Sesame Flavored Chinese Spaghetti Napolitan

This is ready in just 15 minutes. I added 100% pure sesame oil and char siu pork to the the usual spaghetti Napolitan to make a richly flavored variation!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Spaghetti
160 g
Onion
1/2
Bok choy
3 leaves
Char siu
3-4 slices
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
Tomato ketchup
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
to taste
White toasted sesame seeds
to taste

Steps

1. Add salt to plenty of boiling water (10 g of salt to every liter of water is the standard), put in the spaghetti, and cook it.
2. Slice the onion thinly. Divide the bok choy into the stem parts and the leaf parts and cut into 2 cm wide pieces. Cut the char siu pork into 1 cm wide strips.
3. Heat up 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the onion. When the onion has wilted, add the stem part of the bok choy and keep stir frying.
4. Add the char siu to the frying pan and stir-fry some more. Add the tomato ketchup and soy sauce and mix together.
5. Mix the cooked spaghetti and the leaf parts of the bok choy into the frying pan and stir-fry. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Drizzle the spaghetti with 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Transfer the spaghetti to serving plates and sprinkle with white toasted sesame seeds to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

My family loved spaghetti Napolitan (a Japanese-style pasta dish). I wanted to give them a variation of it sometimes, and this recipe is the result. I used Chinese ingredients like bok choy and char siu instead of the usual western ingredients (like bell peppers, mushrooms, wiener sausages etc.) and just added 100% sesame oil! This transforms the usual spaghetti Napolitan into a fragrant, rich Chinese-style dish.