Ankake means thickend sauce in Japanese.
Spaghetti served with this type of sauce is very popular in the Nagoya region where I grew up.
It’s far from so-called gourmet type of dish, but it’s loved by the locals.
I’ve never made it myself, because there is a restaurant called Yokoi https://yokoi-anspa.jp/ in Nagoya that makes the best Ankake spaghetti (I believe they are the one who created this dish), and I would just go to the restaurant whenever I had craving for it.
Now living in the U.S., I can’t find it anywhere near me (Unfortunately no Japanese restaurants in the U.S. make this dish).
I would tweak things a bit next time, but overall my first Ankake Spaghetti turned out really good.
Definitely satisfied my craving.