Fu-Un Ramen is authentic Hakata Tonkotsu ramen. Tonkotsu (creamy pork soup) is probably the most popular type of Ramen now. But it was only available in Kyushu before. It is originated in Hakata, Fukuoka, and Hakata city has always been the capital of Tonkotsu Ramen. Now Tonkotsu ramen is so popular and spread throughout the nation, and there […]
Authentic Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen in Urasoe. Very busy in lunchtime. Closes on sell-out. There are 5 parking slots near by. You may have to wait a while for your slot. Please be patient. Please do not park around the restaurant as they will have hard time with neighbors.
Just off the bustle of Kokusai Street, Okinawa Dai-ichi Hotel maintains its premises quite, private and very comfortable. 3 buildings are surrounding a nice garden in the middle. Okinawa Dai-ichi Hotel is a small hotel with only 5 rooms, operated by a local family. No relations with a nation wide hotel chain of Tokyo Dai-ichi hotels. […]
Now the Kanpachi (amberjack) fishing season is in its mid-season here in Okinawa. Time to fish and party! This is a mackerel tuna. The best tasty one in Katsuo family. “Suma” we call it. It’s got the signature black dots under pectoral fins. You hardly find this fish in the market. They move […]
It’s ignorant of me, but only recently I learned that in 2011 USDA: United States Department of Agriculture has officially lowered the recommended safe cooking temperature for whole cuts of pork from 160F degrees to 145F degrees and adding a 3-minute rest time. 145F is about 62C degrees. That is medium rare! And I […]