Spaghetti with puttanesca sauce, although not a Japanese dish, can be found in many cafes and restaurants in Japan. The Japanese have developed a taste for Italian food, and pasta dishes can be found almost anywhere in Japan.
I have made this dish for friends and family and have refined it over the years.
This version uses a blend of ingredients that each lend a unique taste and texture – anchovy paste and capers for saltiness, basil and garlic for spice, honey for sweetness, and chili bean paste for heat.
I hope that you enjoy this pasta dish as much as we do in my house!