August 2015

When you come to Okinawa, eat pork.

When you come to Okinawa, eat pork.  Forget beef (unless you know that the restaurant has good beef.)  Located in the city of Nago at the end of Okinawa highway is Manmi, the best place for Okinawa pork.   Manmi is the pork specialist.   The restaurant is like an old traditional house.  Very homy atomosphere. Each table can […]

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Spicy Curry Udon

Sans Souci is definitely one of the most successful cafe in Okinawa. It’s 11:30 am, Wednesday. Already crowded and 5 parties were waiting when we got there.   It’s a restaurant in an American style house. Hybrid food and sweets of Kyoto traditions and Okinawa goodies.   Wanna have spicy rich Udon? Light traditional Udon? Wanna […]

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Fish Party

Invited my friends over and got a fish party.   I caught some fish to cook.   Cold smoked Amberjack. I made this about 3 months ago, kept it frozen, but still it was in an excellent sashimi quality. Because the moisture is absorbed in the process of smoking, it didn’t lose much quality in […]

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Napoli pizza meets Okinawa goodies

We had a new restaurant opened this spring in the beautiful Maeda cape.  Pezzeria da Enzo is a fancy restaurant which serves Napoli pizza and other Italian cuisine. We happened to have some friends working there and it was great to visit for our first time.   Very spacious and stylish room with full bar.   A nice […]

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Yaki Gyoza – pan-fried dumplings –

Yaki Gyoza (pan-fried dumplings) is, of course, originated in China.  But it has become one of the most popular dishes in Japanese home cooking.  Most of Ramen restaurants have it in the menu too. Have meat and vegetables all chopped up to make the filling.  Take a spoonful of filling on the round flatted dough, wrap up and close […]

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Okinawan Fish ‘n’ Chips

Maru Tama opened in 2014 in the port area of Naha. It’s run by a lovely family.  Very nice people. Okinawa has its own style of deep-fried finger food.  It’s called Tenpura here, but Okinawa Tenpura is pretty different from Japanese traditional tenpura.  It’s really like a fritter.  And it has established its popularity for local […]

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Shio ramen at Awase 3rd St. Ramen

Awase 3rd St. Ramen is a very simple, yet, very unique Ramen restaurant.  Located in the coast line of Awase, Okinawa-shi.   They are playing Jazz. Try shio (salt) Ramen here.  JPY650.  The clear soup is from pork bones, chicken bones, and vegetables.  It’s light, but the body is solid and filled with flavors and […]

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Kino Store

In the middle of sugar cane field of Ginoza village is a little cozy sweets shop.  As we live in this rural village, Kino Store is a precious relief for our craving for sweets.   All the ingredients are carefully selected and prepared.  It’s just one of those foods that you feel the tender loving […]

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