Eh, I think I'm going to post on another Naporitan tonight. The adapted Japanese ketchup flavored spaghetti dish that nobody in San Diego is really interested in hearing about, haha. Actually these days even in Japan for that matter except for some niche cult following. And that's exactly why I enjoy posting about them.. ;)
I actually posted on Jin Jin in the past with help from friends. Yes, if the food images inspire me enough I'm more than willing to share anybody's travel photos on my blog.
Lying below the Shinjuku Kinokuniya bookstore (right next to Studio Alta) exists a few eateries well catered to the people on the go. After grabbing your latest Gundam illustration mook or maybe the week's Shonen Jump, Tonkatsu, spaghetti, Japanese curry rice dishes and such awaits you down in the basement floor.
Anyhow, Jin Jin's Naporitan was Ok. A bit too wet.. A bit too proper marinara tasting.. And the pasta a bit too al dente. You see, traditional Italian spaghetti logic just doesn't apply to Naporitans...
Jin Jin is still an excellent Japanese Pasta producing establishment though. I should've stuck with the Bolognese like my friend suggested. But either way, maybe it was the fact that I almost licked my plate clean, or more probably because I was taking photos of their food. I was given a special Jin Jin Free Oomori (extra large portion) Coupon Pass.
SO freak'n cute it was made to look like a train ticket. All aboard to Big Platesville! :)