There is so much to write about my trip to Okinawa I’m going to split it up into categories. First…food and drink!
I love Mexican food, but it’s not too popular here in Japan, except for taco rice in Okinawa!
Okinawa has a strong American influence so there are plenty of steak and hamburger places.
I didn’t eat much pork in Okinawa, but it’s famous as they eat all parts of the pig. We saw some pig trotters and face part dishes. I just had some pork somen in a restaurant, but here is some sliced pig face in the supermarket.
Described as bitter melon, it can be found in salads and some dishes. I had some vinegared and it was ok but in my salad it was too bitter and I couldn’t eat it. I did try some Goya beer and that was lovely, very crisp and dry.
Delicious! It’s like a less sharp lime. Sometimes described as Okinawan orange or Okinawan lime. It has lots of different spellings in English too. I really enjoyed drinking it, it was very refreshing! Especially combined with awamori.
Awamori is Okinawan sake. There are lots of sake shops along Kokusai Street in Naha and…everywhere!
Okinawa has its own beer, Orion!
Okinawa is famous for dragon fruit, mangos and pineapple. I never had pineapple like this before in my life, it was so delicious! Sweet, dense and not sharp at all, just refreshing. Even J liked it and he hates fruit!