Tamaya | JAPANESE

Tamaya is one of the Japanese prawn farmers in Okinawa, which leads the country in its production.  The restaurant serves fresh prawns in Japanese style.

Feature.  Prawn, Tenpura

Location.  1008 Ginoza, Ginoza, Okinawa 904-1302

Phone.  098-968-4435

Open.  11:30 – 21:00

Close.  Tue

Budget.  JPY1000 – JPY2000

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Fresh Japanese Tiger Prawns

Tamaya is a Japanese Tiger Prawn restaurant, operated by the prawn farm in Ginoza. Japanese Tiger Prawn is a close relative of black tiger.  Very firm and crunchy in texture and very sweet in flavor because it’s richer in Umami components than other shrimps.  It’s a very sensitive and fragile species.  They are so hard to raise that the Japanese farmers are still proud of their privilege of its production in hard competition with other cheaper foreign shrimps from foreign countries.   Yuyu likes Kirin draft beer.   She had Tenpura bowl. It’s Japanese style tenpura. Okinawan tenpura is a little different than Japanese style.  Okinawan is like fritters. They rapid-freeze the prawns in a -40C degree freezer, […]

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