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“Soul Food” Featured in Fuji

oside_fuji_sister_city_plaqueEditors note: The Sister City relationship of Oceanside and Fuji City was founded in 1991. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Sister City relationship, OsideNews will features a series of articles about Fuji, written by the Fuji City Tourism Division and Fuji-Oceanside Friendship Association.

Continued from previous Fuji-Oceanside sister city article

Along with with Fuji’s factory nightscape attractions, visitors partake in Fuji’s local soul foods like soup spaghetti Napolitana. The dish is prepared by soaking spaghetti in a specially blended tomato sauce, chicken stock and consommé made with natural water from Mt. Fuji. Local people call it “Tuke Napolitana”. It is served with fresh Sakura shrimp, a slice of roasted chicken, mushroom, and cheese on top. Enjoy it like the locals, with chop-sticks.


“Tuke Napolitana” is just one of the fast foods that is a local specialty with unique ingredients. Casual fast foods are being used as a signature dishes in conjunction with promotional activities throughout cities in Japan. It is often referred to  as “B-grade gourmet”, B representing “brand”.

For instance; the neighboring city of Fujinomiya has fried noodles, called Yakisoba. Hamamatsu city is famous for a fried dumpling, called Gyoza. Be sure to try “Tuke Napolitana” when you come to Fuji-city.