I tasted Mentaiko Pasta for the very first time last year…and ever since then I have been hooked. It is creamy, rich and goes down an absolute treat. I like to nickname it the Japanese version of carbonora.
Essentially, mentaiko is marinated pollock roe. Not that difficult to find in Singapore. A quick trip to Meidiya and we were sorted. The rest of the ingredients can easily be found in any supermarket – Japanese Mayo, toasted seaweed, fresh egg, flying fish roe, saba fish or prawns (optional).
It was such a hit with the family. Awfully sinful, but definitely something we will be repeating again….the dish is done in less than half an hour!