Soy Sauce Butter Pasta with Japanese Leek and Bacon

Soy Sauce Butter Pasta with Japanese Leek and Bacon

Sautéed Japanese leek is really sweet. The combined flavors of butter and soy sauce make them even tastier.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Japanese leek
2 stalks
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
3 slices
200 g
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
Pasta boiling water
2 tablespoons
Salt and black pepper
as needed


1. Cut the Japanese leek into 3 cm pieces. Cut the bacon into 1 cm pieces.
2. Boil plenty of water and add some salt and cook the pasta.
3. Heat a pan over medium heat and add the vegetable oil. Sauté the white parts of the leeks. Add the bacon, green part of the leeks and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and cook until lightly charred.
4. Once the pasta is cooked, add to the leeks. Turn the heat to medium and add the pasta water, butter and soy sauce and season with salt and pepper.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat pasta with slices of Japanese leek. The way I've cooked them here really brings out their natural sweetness.