Seriously I’m not a massive fan of pasta, but I don’t know why I’ve got so hooked on this. Could it be, because it has a little spicy taste and drier in texture – the kind I always like in Chinese chow mein (stir fried noodles)? However don’t get me wrong, this Wafu Mentaiko Pasta 和風明太子パスタ is definitely not a chinese dish.
Next time when you have the chance to get hold of a full Daikon だいこん大根 with its leaves attached, remember not to discard them. Daikon greens are edible and they are the most nutritious part of all. High in folic acid and vitamin C, Japanese know how to make full use of them in many dishes. This make ahead Furikake ふりかけ is one good example – a traditional rice topping.