There is a Okinawa soba place in the central Nago we like.
Yae Soba is very much loved by the local, the old people mostly.
Nice to park at Nago City Market and walk from there. If you buy something at the market, it’s free. There’s a little coffee shop for that. If not, JPY50 per 30 minutes. Nothing.
Walk through this backstreet into the deep Nago.
Goofing around the weird night clubs on the way.
And here we are.
The menu is simple.
Okinawa Soba with pork back ribs. With pork belly. With half ribs and half belly. And Jushi, Okinawan mix rice.
I had it with ribs.
It comes without soup. Soup comes separately in a big kettle.
Soup is simple and light.
The owner used to be an 80-year-old lady. She was the one who made this place popular. She thought of this service. Her customers loved the soup so much. She wanted to give them what they wanted. She started serving her soup in the kettle so that they can add and drink as they eat soba and still the kettle keeps the soup hot.
It became their tradition.
And we like it.
The noodle is flat and wide like fettuccine, typical of Nago area.
Jushi, the mix rice, is beautiful here too.