Friday, August 14, 2009

Cold Sesame-Flavored Kimchi Pasta

Last night, after the hula class, I again ate out with my bf.

We went to a casual pasta restaurant called Popolamama. The name "Popolamama" comes from the combination of "Popolare" which means in Italian "popular" and "mama" as a symbol of family. They use the core portion of qualified durum wheat with semolina mesh and provide more than 50 items including pizza, salad, antipasta and dessert. They have more than 100 restaurants in the Tokyo area, Hanshin area, South Hokkaido, Hokushin'etsu.

We once went there long ago and we didn't find it good, so we didn't go there since then. But recently I saw on TV that they changed the way they serve the pasta. To serve before it gets soft, the cook will bring the dish directly to your table when it's done. After knowing that they are particular about their pasta, I really wanted to try it out, so we went there yesterday.

I ordered "Cold Sesame-Flavored Kimchi Pasta" (upper image). My boyfriend ordered "Greedy Genovese" (lower image) which comes with a lot of ingredients. The pasta was really smooth and refreshing. Also, their seasoning was good, too! I think I'm gonna go there again.

Tonight we will eat at home because it is too tired to eat out everyday, you know!

Anyway, I bought another pa'u skirt since the shipping fee was free for 3 days! What do you think of these four? Which do you think I purchased?! (The one I bought was sold out this afternoon! Whew!!!) Don't laugh at these pics. I just wanted to make sure which looks nice on me. Ha-ha ;)

Tomorrow I'm gonna visit the Hawaiian festival at a department store. I hope I find something I like!

Have a good weekend :)

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  1. Hi Ochi,

    Hmmm.....I like the 3rd hula skirt....the one green and pink.....

    So, which one did you get?
    Happy weekend.


  2. Hi Ochi,

    I love the second skirt.I think you will look nice on it.

    Happy to hear that you and your boyfriend had an enjoyable dinner.

    The pasta looked delicious and your boyfriend's pasta really full of ingredients.

    Have a nice weekend.

  3. Hi Ochi,

    You know I was thinking when I read your blog tonight, you should be a restaurant critic! You can go around and rate the different restaurants you go to!

    They have T.V. shows here, where food critics go to different places all over the U.S., and some of them go to overseas too! I find it interesting to see the different diners, and restaurant food.

    Is the pasta there made out of rice, or like the kind of pasta we have here in the US, just wondering!

    I like the 4th skirt, looks alittle wilder and not like your other one! :)

  4. I liked the first one.
    coz for me,it's imphasized you a blooming lady.

    and i loved your pasta in japan.
    so creamy and tasty.

  5. Hi Jenn,

    Yes. The pink one was nice with green! That was close!!!
    I bought the very left one ;)

    I hope you had a good weekend, too!

  6. Hi jose,

    I loved that fancy one, too!
    I bought the very left one ;)

    We always enjoy, but we fight... what a couple X(

  7. Hi jo,

    Right! I think I can rate restaurants ;)
    That T.V. shows sound interesting!!! I love to know about foods in different countries.
    I will try to go to different restaurants and post here whatever I had! I hope you find them interesting ;)

    Their pasta is made of durum wheat with semolina mesh. I think the weat is cultivated in the US, too.

    Eveybody is guessing a different skirt, so maybe all are good!
    I bought the very left one ;)

  8. Good guess, merce-san!

    If I'm not wrong, I thought you took a pic of the flower like Plumeria. That was beautiful!


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