Sans Souci (& Sudachi udon)

Summer in Okinawa can get pretty hot and humid. What better way to refresh than with sudachi udon? Citrusy, salty, and cold. Sans Souci in Kitanakagusuku is a Ryukyu x Kyoto style cafe. It is no secret... everybody knows about this place! This cafe is listed in all the cafe books and travel guides for … Continue reading Sans Souci (& Sudachi udon)

Coffee: Saving some ¥en (and the Earth, too) in Okinawa

It has been awhile since I have made any updates (I keep meaning to) and I have visited dozens of new cafes and tried new local foods. But I will save those for a little later. Recently it was brought to my attention that some people were unaware of some little yen-saving (and eco-conscious) tricks … Continue reading Coffee: Saving some ¥en (and the Earth, too) in Okinawa

How Tsu 好吃: Steamed manjuu and Tea

How Tsu 好吃 is a hidden gem in back neighborhood of Ginowan, a small cafe with tea and steamed buns. It is not too difficult to find, but if you didn't know about it, you probably wouldn't have followed the signs to get there. The signs lead you to a small alley, with about 1 … Continue reading How Tsu 好吃: Steamed manjuu and Tea

Nuchigafu: Afternoon Bukubuku tea set

Another bukubuku-cha post! Sorry, I cannot help myself, I love tea culture. So one afternoon I set out on a mission, and asked if my husband would join me. We headed for the Tsuboya yachimun (pottery) district of Naha. Specifically to the popular Ryukyu-style restaurant, Nuchigafu ぬちがふう(命果報). This place gained much popularity after the Jimami … Continue reading Nuchigafu: Afternoon Bukubuku tea set

Another Vegan Ramen option in Okinawa: Orange Shokudo

Today started as any normal Sunday. It is the monthly Sunrise Market in Naha, and my husband wanted to go. So we set off and parked our car in the Noren Plaza のうれんプラザ as is our usual spot. The monthly market is quite nice and we always find some ono grinds here. Anyway, after we … Continue reading Another Vegan Ramen option in Okinawa: Orange Shokudo

Sennichi: 千日

The other day I was in the Naha area, and craving a snack. And what did I come across, but this cute little place called Sennichi. They sell Okinawa soba, zenzai, shave ice, and taiyaki~ The red bean filling inside the taiyaki was perfect, and 1 piece for only 110yen! Ono! You can eat there … Continue reading Sennichi: 千日

Coffee Stand Hibari-ya: 珈琲屋台ひばり屋

An oasis in the middle of Naha's concrete jungle: Hibari-ya coffee stand. I wandered through the back alley, promising my husband a cup of coffee was waiting for him. Sure enough, we came upon what looked like someone's backyard garden. We went up to the nice lady owner in the booth and ordered 2 iced … Continue reading Coffee Stand Hibari-ya: 珈琲屋台ひばり屋

Coffee Specialist Nietzsche: 珈琲専科にーちぇ

珈琲 koohii: coffee Another day, another coffee. This time I ventured to another retro kissaten (coffeeshop) in Naha, called Nietzsche. There is free parking in 2 spots: behind the shop (2 spaces), and in the park across the way (16 spaces). It is very cute and inviting on the outside, very spacious inside with 2 floors. … Continue reading Coffee Specialist Nietzsche: 珈琲専科にーちぇ

Cafe detox felicidad

This small yet popular cafe is located in Itoman, not too far from the Ashibinaa outlets area. They offer raw food, vegan and gluten-free menu choices. They also have a vegan/gluten-free sweets counter for takeout. There is a parking lot next to the building, park in the spaces labelled for the cafe. The inside of … Continue reading Cafe detox felicidad

Camino de Arab: カミーノ・デ・アラブ

Again, my coffee and cute cafe addiction cannot be curbed. This charming cafe is located in Urasoe, and there are some parking spaces in front of the shop. I went here after seeing some pictures on social media-- and wow, this was indeed a good place to try out. Inside is bright and cheerful with … Continue reading Camino de Arab: カミーノ・デ・アラブ