I should have known better that not only the words 'Japanese' and 'Pasta' do not go well together, the actual dishes does not go together as well. I should have known better than to try soupy pasta.
I tried the soup pasta at this place under the recommendation from the staff when I requested for something unique and special. After all, everyone has had pasta before and I wanted to know what was so special about Japanese pasta. I heeded her recommendation and ordered that soupy pasta. I was skeptical about it but went ahead with it anyway, one has to at least try everything once!
When the soupy pasta arrived, I was thinking of my mother's homemade macaroni chicken soup. Pasta with soup. Alright, maybe it's different, I thought to myself. I proceeded to have the dish and the slippery strands of pasta were too hard for my fork to handle. The whole dish was bland and unforgiving on my taste buds which were screaming for some taste! I felt like the dish was just pasta thrown in soup. I hated it so much but I guess it's part of the whole 'Japanese pasta' thing. I regretted it so badly.
I got my answer. There is something special about this pasta. It is good at being awful-tasting! Other than that, nothing else. I'm sorry, soupy pasta. I guess the pastas should be left to the Italian style cooking and the Japanese can focus on using their soup to drown al-dente ramen which they do best. This whole Italian-Japanese fusion food does not appeal to me at all.