Some typical (and not so typical) foods found in Okinawa. These are Okinawan or Japanese dishes, though some may have “western” elements.


Bizarre Foods in Okinawa?

Butcher Shops in Okinawa: 精肉店

Chanpuru: チャンプルー

EM Products in Okinawa

Hirayachi: ヒラヤーチー

Honey: 蜂蜜

干し梅: Hoshi ume

Ice Cream Mochi

Japanese Soba: 日本蕎麦

Kame no ko senbei: 亀の甲せんべい

Kinako, roasted soybean powder: きな粉

Kippan: きっぱん (橘餅)

Konnyaku (konjac): こんにゃく

Kuruma Ebi: 車海老

Machikaji: まちかじ (松風)

Miso in Okinawa 味噌

Mochikibi Onigiri: もちきびおにぎり

Muuchii: ムーチー

Okara (soy pulp): おから

Okinawa mochi, pt.3: Nantou ナントゥー餅

Okinawa Sweets: 沖縄のお菓子

Okinawa suba (soba): すば (そば)

Okinawa yakisoba: 沖縄風焼きそば

Okinawa Zenzai: 沖縄ぜんざい

Okonomiyaki: お好み焼き

Deciphering Rice Labels in Japan

Riceballs: おにぎり/おむすび

Ryukyuan Cuisine: 琉球料理

Sangwachi gwashi: 三月菓子

Yakisoba Bread: 焼きそばパン

Yonaguni-jima recipe: Sakuna shiraae サクナの白和え

Shima-doufu: 島豆腐

Shoyu: 醤油

Skewers: 串 

Taimo (taro) Pie: 田いもパイ

Tantan men (spicy ramen): 担々麺

Tofuyo: 豆腐よう

Tougatsuke: 冬瓜漬

Umibudou: 海ぶどう

Wagashi: 和菓子

Wasanbon, sweets to go with tea: 和三盆

Yushi-doufu: ゆし豆腐

Okinawa Omiyage: お土産

Quick menu guide to typical Okinawan dishes: some of these do not have separate posts yet, but this is a short compilation with descriptions of typical items found on local menus.


Pictures of various Japanese and Okinawan foods on my imgur album:

http://imgur.com/a/32n7c

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