Japanese Masago Spaghetti Recipe – Pai’s Kitchen!

Japanese style pasta is a very common genre of food in Japan, and for good reason! Full disclosure: this dish is a copy cat! My attempt to recreate a dish I fell in love with at a local Japanese pasta restaurant here in Vancouver. It’s a light cream sauce flavoured with “masago” or the little orange fish roe you sometimes see on sushi! It has all the iconic flavours of Japanese cuisine: a balance of sweet, salty and umami. The masago and bonito give flavours reminiscent of the ocean. Top it with a fried egg and seaweed, and I’m a happy gal! Oh, did I mention it is insanely easy??

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About Pai:

Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at http://hot-thai-kitchen.com


Quang Duong Bui says:

you’re so sexy. even more attractive than your food s2!!!

nikolas macalma says:

and I would also reccomend possibly adding some furikake. I feel like that combination of the shiso (or anisy herb of your choice) and nori would be amped up with the lovely roasted flavor of sesame seeds. again I havd never made this, but just a possible suggestion…

Racam says:

Tcheu, tu ne sais pas cuisiner, d’ailleurs tu ne dois pas cuisiner souvent et tu ne sais même pas manger !

renoa yvoj byanggon says:

yummy! where can i find shiso Miss Pai?

Bob McCoy says:

I accidentally said Hot Pai Kitchen in the intro lol

Culture Recipe says:

Your food and you, both are gorgeous! :)

Rob Hamrick says:

You have over a quarter million subscribers……Congratulations…..

Matilda Flodin says:

That looks soooo goooood.

Tim Eman says:

I wonder if a miso cream pasta is good?

Augustine Z says:

Hey Pai, do you ever use kombu when making a dashi stock or does this recipe not need that component?

MisterStealYourApples says:

but… but…. I was looking the whole time! where did that egg come from? O.o

yelly ying says:

What can I substitute whipping cream with for this dish?

single cream or double cream?

Fun Cooking and More says:

I never seen seaweed like this…spirals

mushaakiss says:


Chloe Leow says:

Omg.. My favourite dish when u visit Italian and Japanese fusion restaurant! It’s so good!!

Ed says:

Curry House in L.A. has a sea food pasta that looks like just pasta with flavor and I could never figure out how they made it.  Now I’ll try your recipe and top with Shrimp, Mussels and Scallops..

Pamela Peng says:

did you go to cafe d’lorangerie in vancouver ?

Hal Grotke says:

I love that you use a spoon to eat noodles. When I was in Thailand it was strongly impressed upon me that I was not to put a fork in my mouth. At Thai restaurants in the US every place setting has a fork and often a knife but rarely a spoon. Although I haven’t been to Thailand in over 15 years I always feel awkward eating Thai food with a fork.

Curtis B says:

Where do you buy shiso in Vancouver?

GoranMak says:

I’m normally not a fan of fusion foods – but this makes sense! Japan loves noodles, so it so works! LOVE it!

StinkyPanda says:

You are so hot

John Magee says:

That’s looks so Delicious, I am Going to make this Dish.

John Dough says:

No Kombu in the Dashi? Was that intentional?

Chloe Leow says:

Totally gonna try this! Thanks!

peterstang says:

Beautiful!!! I love this.

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