Chilled Japanese Tomato Shiso Pasta

This is the perfect summer pasta with flavors that are both refreshing and cleansing! Only 9 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time are needed to make this tangy and sweet wafu style spaghetti. It’s one of my favorite summer dishes!

What is Wafu (和風)?

Wafu is a term used in Japan to express things that have a “Japanese style”. It can be used for architecture, food, art, fashion, music, and other categories. For example, wafu pasta, which means Japanese style pasta, is used when comparing a pasta with a Japanese taste, to one from abroad. The syllable ‘wa’ represents Japan, its philosophy, and its culture.

Key Ingredients:

Tomatoes Soy Sauce Rice Vinegar Miso Paste Pasta


Cut an X across the skin of each tomato and boil until skin starts to separate. Peel the tomatoes and add to a blender along with soy sauce, rice vinegar, miso paste, sugar, dashi powder,  sesame oil,  and olive oil and blend until smooth. Boil pasta and top with tomato sauce. Serve and enjoy!




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