Cuisine and menu-reading guide
okinawan noodles


Okinawan cuisine in Japan

TIP: If you're new to Okinawan cuisine, be sure to try rafuti (stewed pork) and goya chanpuru (stir-fry with bitter melon). A couple of unusual treats for the adventurous diner are umi-budo, "sea grapes" with a pleasingly crunchy texture, and tofuyo (dried tofu fermented in awamori). And for the daredevils in the crowd - raw goat meat!
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