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YES!!! PICNIC PARLOR, Test Shaved Ice and Sandwich at Back Street Parlor
post : 2016.09.20 18:00
A parlor opened a year ago at Aja area where is something warm atmosphere, close to Shintoshin area.
Mint green, red, and white of the appearance of the store, "YES!!!PICNIC PARLOR" reminds me of MR. Sato's artwork of Mr. donuts illustration. This is where you can enjoy the taste of sandwich and shaved ice which is popular for local Americanized-people.
There are many things to recommend, but best one if "Abura miso katsu sandwich"(lard miso cutlet sandwich). "PoteDri-set" comes with a choice of 13 kinds of drink and French fries is recommended. The combination of thick cutlet and home-made lard miso is outstanding. The owner, Satoru Matayoshi makes miso which is popular for people of all ages, from Kume island based on the recipe of his father.
I liked the ham and cheese sandwich that my father used to make since childhood. That's the reason why I started sandwich parlor. The sandwich I used to eat is actually nostalgic.
Not just sandwich, but fluffy shaved ice. "Shi-kuwasa milk" is recommended for the day. Rich taste of cutlet fills up with, and sour and sweet ice refreshes your stomach.
Another recommendation is "Okinawa Zenzai"(sweet red bean soup and shaved ice). Variety of customers, kids holding coins in his/her hand, middle-aged neighbors, and elderly people coming with a stick who all give advice on the taste are so helpful.
The owner have seen a scene that people enjoying picnic on the grass. He wanted a parlor where we can feel as at the picnic, and looked for many places to open it. Finally the place he decided was neighbor of his wife.
"There used to be a sweet red bean soup store when I was a middle school child, but not store where elderly people can sit and rest recently". "I talk to mother that we have a mind to open a store or something where local people gather", the owner says.
Groups of local children sometimes come to the parlor. Not all menus are affordable for them, so we started to sell small snacks for cheaper prices to let them enjoy.
Please visit "YES!!! PICNIC PARLOR" after walking around Kokusai St. The newly launched soft-served ice cream is recommended. You'll get a energy-charge at the parlor and fully enjoy your tour in Okinawa.
"YES!!! PICNIC PARLOR"
Address: 183 Aja, Naha-city, Okinawa
Open: 10:00-19:00 (Tue-Fri), 09:00-19:00 (Sat), 09:00-17:00 (Sun)
Okinawa CLIP Photographer/Writer Nobuya Fukuda