When talking about an Italian cuisine, pizza and pasta are the most loved dishes among all. And when asked for favorite, pasta is preferred by many around the world. Among the variety of pastas, Spaghetti Alla Carbonara is one of the most preferred pastas. The secret? Definitely its creamy and silky texture that can make anyone drool over it!
Spaghetti Carbonara is a signature dish of Rome and Lazio region but as many other Italian dishes in Italy, its origin is debatable. Some connect it to Neapolitan dish of pasta tossed with melted lard, beaten raw eggs, and cheese and some believe it to be an easy meal for men working longer hours in charcoal fire stoves as the name “carbonara” means “coal burner”.
Whatever is the story behind its origin, the truth for now is Carbonara is widely loved Italian dish. Hardly any other pasta can beat Carbonara tossed with creamy sauce of raw beaten egg, crispy pancetta and finished with a shower of grated cheese plus freshly ground black pepper and garnished with basil and parsley. Just the thought of the dish can make you hungry. The traditional recipe for carbonara uses egg and bacon but we can always experiment with the recipe by changing some ingredients to roasted artichoke for the vegetarians or while a seafood enthusiast may opt for sautéed shrimp. The great variation of Carbonara pasta can be made with spices different from black pepper and it’s always open to customization according to the local taste.
When you are in Kathmandu, make sure to visit Marcopolo restaurant for mouth watering Carbonara. Spaghetti Carbonara is one of its must try dishes which will fill you with the goodness of nutty parmesan and crispy bacon blended smoothly with rich creamy sauce. So, when are you trying Spaghetti Carbonara at Marcopolo?