ketchup spaghetti (케찹 스파케티) + food in korea pt. 1

This was one of my favorite foods growing up in Korea. My mom would make this at home, without the pasta (so it was more of a sausage stir-fry with peppers and onions), but I remember having it often at restaurants. I believe that the dish is originally Japanese, and also called "Naporitan." Supposedly a chef of the New Grand Hotel in Yokohama created this when he was inspired by one of the military rations in the 1950s. It's a very popular dish today in both Japan and Korea, and especially appeals to the palates of children and the younger generation. Hope you enjoy it!

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