March 2016

Authentic Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen

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 […]

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The best Kanpachi of the season!

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 […]

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Medium-rare Pork from Ganaha

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 […]

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