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Japanese tomato Pasta


Simply divine tomato pasta with Japanese twist!! It’s truly my family favorite!

I make this once a week for my kids since they love this!!

What makes this recipe unique is I’m using salted rice malt and mirin as main condiments.

Salted rice malt and mirin are both fermented products. Fermented products elevate all the dish to the next level.

Tomato pasta is not the exemption.

The sauce is thick , creamy, nutritious, and rich in aroma, but so so EASY to make.

This tomato sauce itself is a vegan, so you can modify your dish as you like by customizing your toppings.

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<Yield> 3 servings

<Prep time> 5 mins

<Cook time> 15 mins


・spaghetti for 3 people

・3 or 4 large tomatoes

・4 cloves of garlic

・2 ½ tbsp of salted rice malt

・6 tbsp of olive oil

・1 tsp of mirin

<Optional toppings>


boiled or grilled chicken


1: Mince garlic finely. Chop tomato roughly.

2: In a pan, add minced garlic and olive oil and put the heat on high. Once the garlic become fragrant, add tomato. Lower the heat to medium. Gently stir it and pop the lid on.

3: In a couple mins, open the lid and add 2 tbsp of salted rice malt. Cook it until the sauce becomes soupy. Once it becomes soupy, lower the heat to low and thicken the sauce as stirring it periodically.

4; Remove the skin of tomato. Adjust the taste by adding mirin and salted rice malt. Once the sauce reduce down in half, off the heat.

5: Cook pasta and transfer to the pan. Toss pasta and tomato sauce. Add cheese if you want to.

6: Serve on your plate. Garnish some herb. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and black pepper.Ready to be enjoyed!



-Toppings are endless. You can add more cheese, chickens, broccoli, asparagus, any kind of seasonal vegetable would be perfect!


-If you are swapping to salt, Keep in mind that salt is way saltier than salted rice malt so please don’t add too much of salt. Starting with adding 2 tsp of salt would be enough.

- If your tomatoes are not ripe enough, please balance out the sweetness with mirin. Riper they are, sweeter the sauce becomes naturally.

-This tomato sauce can go with grilled fish, chicken. Also good for pizza sauce! Make batch and save it for later!

<Storage time>

store it in a air-tight container in the fridge for 4days.


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-Chicken soup


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