Tinapa Spaghetti is a type of Filipino pasta made with tinapa, salted duck eggs, chicharon in a rich tomato based sauce over spaghetti noodles.
Spaghetti in the Philippines is quite a popular dish the spicy sweet sauce made with minced pork, sliced hotdogs and sliced ham served on spaghetti pasta have been a staple in most of the special occasions back home, while there is nothing wrong with that I think there should be a new contender something more Filipino, the Tinapa Spaghetti.
While there are other lesser known pasta dishes back home like the tuyo pasta or even the creamy style mushroom spaghetti I reckon our post today is worthiest as a challenger, it can’t me be more Filipino as it can be with ingredients such as tinapa, salted duck eggs and chicharon what more can you ask for, these are Filipino common pantry ingredients. Having said that the taste is definitely close to our palates smoky, fishy, garlicky with a hint to tanginess this matches the flavour profile of a Filipino dish.
While you see a lot of tinapa pasta versions out there where it uses olive oil our version here will be based on tomato sauce to give it more flavour and texture. It will also mellow down the rich flavour of the tinapa giving that perfect taste.