Kyushu Trip Part 1: Fukuoka

  It was March.  We had the craving again to go to a cold place and bathe in onsen. I grabbed a sales with Peach Aviation and got a JPY12000 round trip to Fukuoka.   Arrived in the morning.  We hurried to our favorite breakfast.   Uogashi, Fukuoka   Uogashi is located in Nagahama Fish Market Building.   This place is a high-class restaurant for expensive dinner.  But they provide very cheap, super fish plate for breakfast and lunch.   Saba (mackerel) sashimi and teri braized Mackerel.  This is JPY1080.   Goma Saba.  This is Fukuoka special.  Mackerel sashimi with sesami powder with sweet Kyushu soy sauce.   This is light-roasted Sardine on […]

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Vegan Cafe for Gentle Curry

Niceness is a vegan cafe, sitting quietly alongside the river in Nago city.   We were greeted by a beautiful cat. She greets you when you come in, also she sees you off.   They used to run a restaurant in Naha, and they moved here about 2 years ago.  They came here because they wanted to be near where the vegetables are grown.  And they built this place by themselves.   Wow.  Handmade for sure.  But very carefully handmade and also handkept.  Everything is put in where it is supposed to be.   Very homy, cozy atmosphere.   Somehow this floor pattern is very memorable and it’s what I remember […]

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Yambaru Farmer’s Cafe

Cookhal is nested in Nago Agri Park right next to Neo Park Okinawa, behind Makeman Nago.  Nago Agri Park is the city project to support agricultural commercialization.  Cookhal is a cafe, run by a group of farmers in this area.   So this is a farmers’ cafe.  They grow their own vegetables.  Also spices, rice, and meat are locally grown.  All fresh and seasonal.  No preservatives and artificial flavors.   Pretty interior.   Outside (under roof) eating area.   They sell their vegetables.  Look at the beautiful vegetables.     They sell some uncommon crops too.   YuYu got some Jujube, or chinese dates, which are very rare to find fresh in […]

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Cookhal

Cookhal is nested in Nago Agri Park right next to Neo Park Okinawa, behind Makeman Nago.  Nago Agri Park is the city project to support agricultural commercialization.  Cookhal is a cafe, run by a group of farmers in this area.  Simple foods with local fresh vegetables in the season and housemade processed meat with no preservatives.  

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Have you tried these muffins?

This is Kino Store a while back in February.     These muffins are hot! They are putting much energy in exploring their muffins these days.  And I love it!!!   This is “Tankan” muffins.  Very sexy. Tankan is a kind of orange.  Locally grown in Okinawa in this season.  Very popular in Taiwan too. Citrus sweetness in such a great harmony with nutty flavor.   My favorite apple muffin is present too.   Carrot cake. The famous carrots from Tsuken Island is coming into the season (from February to April)     Don’t miss their doughnuts too!  JPY180. This one is pumpkin spicy glaze.   The lemon cake was decorated with […]

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