If I had to choose a type of spaghetti to be my favorite, it would probably be spaghetti with meat sauce. My Honorable Mum got me into that. When I was living in Singapore, it was one of Honorable Mum's dishes that I looked forward to eating the most. If Mum cooked up spaghetti with meat sauce, I would be home in a jiffy, stuffing my face in it.
Prior to this review, I've reviewed two versions of spaghetti with meat sauce. I've reviewed Spaghettini Bolognese from Eastside Cafe and Spaghetti with Meat Sauce from Center Street Coffeehouse. Both of them were good. Sadly, since then, Center Street Coffeehouse has changed it's menu and the Spaghetti with Meat Sauce it served before, has disappeared. Center Street Coffeehouse decided that it wanted to rake in more cash, so it changed it's menu to try to become more "upscale" and because of that, I lost one of my favorite dishes in Tokyo Disneyland. As of now, if you wanted pasta in Tokyo Disneyland, you would have to go to Eastside Cafe and get yourself a set. No more ala carte spaghetti in Tokyo Disneyland. However, if you decide to visit Tokyo DisneySea which in my opinion serves up better food in terms of taste and variation, you will be able to get a plate of spaghetti with meat sauce by itself, at an affordable price. Ratketeer, meet the Spaghetti Bolognese from Zambini Brothers' Ristorante.
A plate of Spaghetti Bolognese in Zambini Brothers' Ristorante goes for 700 yen. For all you cost saving Rats out there, I have an Honorable tip for you. Zambini Brothers' Ristorante provides packets of Tabasco sauce and Parmesan cheese to accompany your meal. If you are a fan of either of those, here's your chance to stock up for your trip. They will come in handy when you decide to get microwaveable pasta from convenience stores.
For myself, Parmesan cheese and Tabasco sauce are essential when it comes to having pasta. I normally put a lot of both into my pasta, but since I'm reviewing this dish, I tried to keep it as original as possible. I was actually quite surprised by the Spaghetti Bolognese from Zambini Brothers' Ristorante. It had a lot of minced meat in it. Mad respect to the Zambini Brothers for not being stingy with the portion of meat. Also, the sauce was at a consistency that I like. It wasn't wet at all and didn't sog the pasta. Overall, a really good plate of meaty wholesomeness, but still not good enough to beat the Spaghettini Bolognese from Eastside Cafe. The Spaghettini Bolognese had another dimension to it's flavor. It had melted cheese integrated into it's creation. Also, there was more of a herby flavor to the Spaghettini Bolognese. With that being said, no worries Ratketeer! This is still one really good plate of pasta. Nothing that Tabasco sauce and Parmesan cheese can't solve!
Honorable Rating: Mmm, This Is Good (4/5)