Japanese are adept at adjusting pasta recipes to suit local tastes, and original pasta dishes are served both at home and at many restaurants around town. The city of Takasaki, known also as Japan’s “City of Pasta,” is home to a surprising number of pasta shops. Every November the city hosts its “King of Pasta” event, where eateries throughout the city compete as each tries to become the new King. As with udon, pasta is a wheat noodle that represents Takasaki.
“King of Pasta” Competition
Pasta eateries based within and around the city place their specialties into the competition, each hoping to win the crown. The guests sample pasta dishes of these eateries, and vote for the eatery they like best. The contest highlights the significance of the Takasaki area’s wheat culture.
＜King of Pasta in 2016…＞
When:Nov. 13, 2016 (Sunday)
Where:Motenashi Plaza (1 Takamatsu-cho, Takasaki-shi, Gunma)
Web:http://www.kingofpasta.jp/ (in Japanese)
Takasaki Tourism Association