There's a spaghetti dish called "naporitan" in Japan. It's one of "yoshoku (western food)" dishes which are Japanized Western foods alongside "hanbaagu" and "omurice". You can find Naporitan anywhere in Japan, such as a restaurant and cafe.
It was created by Shigetada Irie, the general chef of the New Grand Hotel in Yokohama, when he was inspired by one of the military rations of GHQ, which was spaghetti mixed with tomato ketchup. He named the dish after Napoli, a city in Italy. Phonetically, the Japanese language doesn't contain the English "L" sound. The spelling Naporitan is derived from the usual romanization of Japanese, while the spelling Napolitan takes the origin of the name into account.
Name of Naporitan remains us some type of Italian food. I know there's no dish called Neapolitan in Italy. But it's certainly true there's some Japanese who believes without a doubt that Naporitan is typical Italian pasta. LOL!!!!!!!
It's basically seasoned with ketchup, so it's easy to make. That's one of my favorite foods!
Spaghetti Naporitan Recipe
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