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Sara came back! Chef Akiyuki Nasu is definitely one of the best skilled French chefs in Okinawa.  And I know that he’s such a good hearted man with such abundant passion and knowledge.  He used to run his restaurant successfully in Onna, but unfortunately he had to move several times, and now he finally built his own restaurant. Dinner course with Chef Akiyuki can be reserved a day before.  But the restaurant is basically run by his son, a young enthusiastic chef Takeho.

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Our Usual

If you want to try Japanese home cooking, Umiyuri is one of the places you should come. Hearty homey everyday meals.   Umiyuri is located in the deep Kadena. It’s supposed to be Asian fusion cuisine, but I think it’s really the kind of food that Japanese people have at home.  The mother cooking. Japanese home cooking has been under a lot of influence from all over the world anyway, especially Chinese and Europeans.  We just add plain steamed rice and miso soup to make it a Japanese meal.   It always feels like visiting a good friend’s house. It’s a one-person operation.  Avoid weekend dinners if you don’t have time.  This place has solid local […]

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A hidden bakery

Your iphone may be able to lead your way here.  But from here you have to find it with your own eyes. Do you see a bakery?   There’s a sign!  But can’t really read it. You can smell it in the air, though.   There’s a door! It says “open” and “welcome”, but nothing really says it’s a bakery…   It is a bakery!!!   Welcome to Boulangerie i+plus. The story is, the baker is very skilled and hotels want his pastry, he remodeled his house just to make pastry for the supply to hotels, but people started coming to buy, so he opened a little space for public sales.   The baker had […]

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The sausage and shrimps

We went out with Yuyu’s parents who were visiting the island. Her father’s call, “Let’s go to see Kato.”  He loves the sausages here.  Her mother wanted some seafood.   2 cheeses of our choice.   Our usual.  Chicken liver mousse and pork pate. Liver is fresh, no bloody smell, seasoned with nice flavorful liquor.  Pork pate has been matured, very tasty.   This is our usual too.  The best French Fries in our standards!!!   Roasted onion Pie.  Soooo sweet and tasty.   Soup de Poisson.  Beautiful broth with shrimps, fish, veggies   Yummm…  so rich, so good.   3 housemade sausages.  Original (meaty), herb, spicy.  I love the herb one the best.   Grilled […]

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Bakery that opens once a week

Believe it or not, there’s a bakery which opens only on Saturdays in Ginoza. Open once a week! Yea, that’s it.   Gallivant Bakery.  Right on R329 in Ginoza.   Opens at 11:00 now.  (It used to open 9:00 before) There’s always a waiting line at the open time.  Some fans travel on the expressway to come every week.   We got here at 12:00.  Breads are almost gone.   They make various housemade jams and they are for sale.   Besides the breads and cookies for sale on the table, there are sandwiches they will make upon your order.   2 kinds of sandwiches.  Veggie and sweets.   For sweets, […]

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