Lutong Pinoy: Sweet Spaghetti

I’ve always loved sweet spaghetti.. from the Jollibee Spaghetti with a hint of spicyness to the street turo-turo spaghetti steeped in ketchup, and there was the Unimart cafeteria’s spaghetti sauce I loved way back when they had this fastfood in what later became the ManilaBank arcade.

From time to time Alan would request this sweet spaghetti, and tonight, I did it not really out of choice but as a consequence of “recycling” some Arroz A la Cubana that’s been in the fridge for three days now.  It offered me a way out of cooking a full dinner because I came home with a headache after spending the afternoon in the mall.

I started by frying one hotdog sliced diagonally in olive oil, and then I added the arroz (ground beef), some tomato sauce and sugar.  The sugar took out hint of cumin and chili.. It came out rather well.. not quite the yummy treats of old, but it gave a hint of what I used to love and know from my childhood from back home.


0 thoughts on “Lutong Pinoy: Sweet Spaghetti

  1. Ah, sweet spaghetti, a good ole bastardization of an overrated Italian staple. It just bugs me how some Filipinos despise our sweet spaghetti just cuz it’s not really Italian. Personally, I love it! It’s been years since I’ve had my fix at Jollibee 😦 .


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