Japanese major pasta franchise, “Goemon”
Japanese pasta chain store
This is one of the most popular Japanese pasta franchises, Goemon. Goemon opened its first store in 1976 in Tokyo. The concept is to offer “Japanese pasta”!
Check out the visual menu at the entrance
What is Japanese pasta? Maybe when you look at the menu, you’ll find many ingredients you have never heard of. But don’t worry, there is a visual menu at the entrance made with food models. You can imagine what the pasta you’re going to order will taste like.
Kyoto style soup pasta accompanied with tarako, Asari clams, and yuba
Tarako, in Japanese cuisine, is a salted roe food, usually made from Alaska pollock, although tara actually means cod in Japanese.
Tarako is used in many dishes in Japan. It goes super well with rice, pasta, even with bread with mayonnaise. Once you put tarako in your cooking recipe, it will turn into a Japanese dish!
This is a video made by a foreign lady about how delicious Tarako is. Tarako might become popular world-wide. Try it!
Venerupis philippinarum is an edible species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams.
The common names of the species include “Asari” (after its Japanese name), “Japanese littleneck”, “Manila clam”, “steamer clam”, “Filipino Venus”, “Japanese cockle”, and “Japanese carpet shell”.
Asari is a very popular type of clam in Japan. It’s often steamed with sake, like French moules oysters. Asari clams make good soup.
Pasta with pork-shabu, vegetables, and sesame sauce
Shabu shabu is a popular Japanese dish. If you are a big fan of Japanese food, you might have heard about it. Shabu shabu is a dish of thinly sliced beef or pork which is boiled in hot water just before eating. The name “shabu shabu” comes from Japanese onomatopoeia which expresses the sound of a slice of thinly sliced meat being boiled.
Sesame sauce for Shabu shabu
Dipping it in sesame sauce is a very popular way to enjoy shabu shabu. Please try sesame sauce in Japan. It’s very mild and creamy. You’ll like it!