Okinawa


October 16, 2013

Lazyass Cookin’: Goya Champuru

by Kayoko

I don’t know what’s going on in your neck of the woods, but what is going on with the weather in the Bay Area?!?!?

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April 4, 2012

Postcard from Okinawa: おばあのレストラン (Granny’s Restaurant)

by Nahoko Morimoto

Old restaurant

*Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

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March 7, 2012

Postcard from Okinawa: Crab Noodle

by Umamimart Guest

A crab noodle

*Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

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April 19, 2011

Super Faminto: Bacar: Tie for Best Pizza on the Planet (Okinawa)

by Bryan Sanders

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Seeing an old friend after some time is like nothing else. You catch up, see how they are doing, and talk about old times.

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August 10, 2009

Japanify: Goya (Bitter Melon)

by yoko

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I finally had the guts to buy a goya because there was a half-cut goya on sale for 50 yen at my local supermarket last week.

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May 3, 2009

Awamori with Shiso and Wasabi

by yoko


Last night, I was at a local izakaya, Washio, with some friends. My friend Takachiho, fresh off of work, downed two bottles of beer, three sake servings and quickly moved onto his next drink all in the time span of about 80 minutes.

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September 24, 2008

The Largest Living Arthropod in the World (Ishigaki)

by yoko

I ate it.

Yashigani or coconut crabs live in the Indian and Central Pacific regions. I have never seen one in Tokyo, therefore, although it’s quite pricey (4000yen for a small one at 500 grams), I knew I had to try it.

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September 16, 2008

Do the Gyu, OG Style (Ishigaki)

by yoko

My third blog entry on my trip to Ishigaki Island in Okinawa is about beef. Since moving to Japan, I realize just how beef-obsessed the Japanese are.

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September 10, 2008

Fruit Fetish (Ishigaki)

by yoko

Part II in a series of food reviews from my trip to Ishigaki Island, Okinawa.

The tropical climate of the Okinawa Islands yields wonderful fruits.

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September 5, 2008

Dream Shop TOMURU (Ishigaki)

by yoko

I would like to go by the 1992 Vanessa Williams’ hit “Save the Best for Last” regarding my reviews for the various eats I experienced during my 5-day trip to Ishigakijima (Okinawa).

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