Gastronomic Journey at Okinawa

Gastronomic Journey at Okinawa

Text: Sweezy Tan Photos: Courtesy of Okinawa Prefectural Government Singapore Representative Office - 04 September 2019

Okinawa is the only subtropical region in Japan with a marine climate known as the “Hawaii of Japan”. Besides the picturesque beaches and cultural and heritage trails, travellers can try Okinawa’s authentic Japanese cuisine for a truly unique experience in tasting the richness and depth of Japan’s culinary culture.

Launched in 2014, Okinawa Food Flea is a food festival that should not be missed by  foodies. This food festival is held several times a year at Ginowan-shi, where professional food providers and gastronomists gather to share their joy in eating.

With stylish eateries as well as furniture and a range of lifestyle goods on sale, the festival offers visitors everything to do with Okinawan living. Visitor may browse their website for updated event dates.

Recommended for Japanese cuisine lovers is Yaeyama Ryori Tantei -- situated at Shuri, a Japanese restaurant where diners can enjoy luxurious multi-course meals featuring traditional Yaeyama Islands cuisine.

The creative cuisine with a taste of the contemporary uses mainly Okinawa-produced ingredients, including dishes such as saihan (vegetables on rice, a dish dating back to the Ryuku Dynasty) and wild vegetables.

Moreover, the restaurant serves its food in Ryukyuan Lacquerware, ensuring a delicious yet extravagant dining experience. Diners are encouraged to make reservations beforehand.

Yaeyamaryori Tantei

Address: 2-40-1 Akahira-cho, Shuri, Naha-shi, Okinawa
Hours: 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Closed: Mondays


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