However, Napolitan has only the impression of ketchup taste. Is there such a difference? I've been eating Napolitan at the venue, the editorial department of eating food that I was curious about! (Click here for the participation menu.)
● The venue is very busy
The Napolitan Stadium is held in the space on the sea side, at the back of the "National Furusato Fair 2013" held at the Red Brick Warehouse. Before the opening, more than 50 people were in line.
It is a mechanism to purchase a voucher common to all stores at the sales floor provided at the entrance of the venue and exchange this voucher for Napolitan of your favorite store. The ticket price is 550 yen for one plate and 1,000 yen for two plates. It's a little better to buy 2 dishes.
Now, let's get Napolitan from each store.
● Royal road Napolitan
First of all, from the royal road that looks simple.
If you want to attack the royal road, you can't miss the "Yokohama Napolitan" center grill, which is famous as the "store that originated in Napolitan". It might be a good chance to easily eat the specialty menu of the procession shop. Another dish, "Yokohama Napolitan" from Pasta House Tsuzukitei, is also a royal road Napolitan with a delicious simple seasoning of ketchup.
Napolitan specialty store Pancho's "Old nostalgic Napolitan" and ANY TIME's "Warm egg Napolitan" are a little happy Napolitan with eggs. The taste of ketchup is mellow with eggs. The wine food ZIGEN "Tokyo Hatchobori Napolitan" features grated cheese sprinkled with plenty. The grated cheese on the table is too much to sprinkle on.
The restaurant "Kanazawa Napolitan with Noto Pork Sausage" is a Neapolitan made from local ingredients. It is a simple yet discerning dish.
● A little unusual Napolitan
Next are the strange Neapolitans. Introducing a menu that looks particularly impressive.
Full stomach spaghetti Napolitan Yokocho "Hokkaido Cream Napolitan" is a dish topped with seafood such as scallops and shrimp and white sauce. This white sauce is a creamy Neapolitan that is often entwined with thick noodles.
Tokyo Napolitan Maruhachi's "Golden ratio hamburger steak red Napolitan" and Kotoya's "Western restaurant Napolitan cheese sauce meatballs ON" are luxurious Napolitan with meat as a set. The demiglace sauce and ketchup go well together. The impact on the appearance was outstanding, and there was always a line at Kotoya.
Italian food Y "Spicy adult Napolitan" has a spicy and slightly Japanese taste. I just want to drink beer. (You can buy beer if you go to the "Furusato Fair" venue!)
● Unique Napolitan
At the end, unique Napolitans who (maybe) go above expectations.
"Ehime Saijo Napolitan" at Marubun Komatsu Main Store has a unique large sausage. The slightly sweet sauce with tangerine juice is often entwined with al dente noodles. Juicy sausages are recommended. Ehime's PR character "Mican" also came to the venue to support us.
Wordsworth "Hiroshima Okonomiyaki" has a motif of Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. The secret ingredient is your favorite sauce, accented with okonomiyaki ingredients such as tenkasu and green laver. Koro no Ya "Kuroishi Yakisoba Naples" and Ringer Hut "Chaporitan Premium" are also Napolitan with local menus arranged. You can enjoy the local taste.
In addition, the lunch box chain Hokka Hokka Tei also sells "Nori Bento x Napolitan Trajectory Collaboration" in combination with the popular "Nori Bento". A set of side dishes with plenty of volume.
The motif of "Shanghai Tantan Napolitan" at the Kamonka Shanghai store, which is open from overseas, is spicy Tantan noodles. The tomato dumplings contain petit tomatoes, and when chewed, the tomato scent spreads in your mouth. It is also a high point that beautiful older sisters will welcome you!
● I tried to predict the winning store without permission
By the way, when I received all 16 Neapolitan restaurants, I tried to predict the Grand Prix without permission based on the dogmatism and prejudice of the eating editorial department. The recommended Napolitan is "Ehime Saijo Napolitan"! I was impressed with the love for mandarin oranges and Mican's efforts.
However, all the Neapolitan restaurants are delicious. Please find your favorite taste!
The event will be held from 10:00 to 17:30. Even one plate has a lot of volume, so if you want to eat various kinds, we recommend that you go and share it with multiple people. You will get one voting ticket for each plate, so don't forget to vote for your favorite store! Voting will be closed at 15:00 on the 4th, and the award ceremony will be held from 15:30. Which Napolitan will win the championship ...!
It's a waste to miss this opportunity to eat and compare so many different types of Napolitan. It might be a good idea to spend a full holiday together with the "Furusato Fair".