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 people as afternoon snack.
Now they are taking on the challenge to provide their fish ‘n’ chips that they learned in New Zealand.
They report where every ingredients come from.
They are some other fries too. Oysters, JPY300. Camembert, JPY900. Avocade, JPY300. Goya (Bitter gourd), JPY200. Okura, JPY200. Loofah and cheese, JPY250.
Fish ‘n’ chips and chicken, JPY500.
Fish was blue grenadier from New Zealand today. Okinawa local Mahi-Mahi was sold out. The fish was very tender and juicy.
Chicken was great too. They take fresh local chickens that have been butchered each morning. The meat is elastic, juicy and very tasty.
Loofah and cheese, and some oysters. Very crispy outside, and juicy inside.
The owner loves fishing and he sells some lures too!
We needed some more.
This is a research project. A tough job, but we’ve got to do it.
We spotted fish ‘n’ chips sandwich, JPY450.
This handmade tartar sauce with cheese is the key.
HOT!!! Watch out!