There is no need to explain how popular Spaghetti Bolognese is in Hong Kong. It’s not a festive dish of choice or something you especially want to have when you have a full wallet but this dish is just everywhere. No matter in a high end Italian restaurant, Pizza Hut, fast food chain or sometimes in a tea restaurant you can order a dish of Spaghetti Bolognese. In a certain way this is already comfort food of Hong Kong people.
Let’s check out how we made that!
焗肉醬意粉 Baked Spaghetti Bolognese
When parents brought me to Pizza Hut when I was just a little kid, Spaghetti Bolognese was a must-order item. It’s also a must to ask for cheese topping and sprinkle a think layer of cheese on top. In our version we also put some cheese on top.
Ingredients include minced beef, tomato, onion, tomato paste, celery, carrot, bay leaves, cheese and red wine
Chop onion, carrot and celery in a way that they can be put into a blender. Portion is around 1:1:1
Chop tomatoes into pieces
If want stronger flavour can use canned tomatoes
Sauteed onion, celery and carrot on medium low heat
Add minced beef and stir well
Add tomato paste
Add water, red wine 100ml each. Put tomatoes and bay leaves in as well. Simmer for an hour
During the process we can remove tomato skin
If stronger flavour is preferred, beef broth can be used instead of water
Water and red wine can be refilled if too much juicy is evaporated
During that 1 hour we can play with cats
That’s how it looks after 1 hour. Season the sauce with salt, sugar and pepper
Cook some spaghetti and put it in the bottom of an oven bowl. Add the sauce and sprinkle some cheese on top. Put it into over at 230°C for 5 mins
The soup next to the spaghetti is pumpkin soup which is delicious and easy to make. Recommended
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