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DIRTY MARTINI in Naha City opens for weekend lunch now! Try their “Toripota” Okinawa soba.
post : 2016.12.03 08:00
When I saw the white soup and pink colored char siu on my Okinawa soba order, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was totally different from the Okinawa soba that I know.
Traditional Okinawa soba soup made from bonito and pork bones should be clear and very recognizable slices of pork belly, fish cake and pickled ginger should sit on top. DIRTY MARTINI has created Okinawa soba filled with unique ideas.
Okinawa Toripota Soba (750 yen) used to be only for the staff. They started serving the noodle dish to customers in August of this year because of its popularity among staff. But they only open for lunch on weekends!
The chicken stock for their soba requires eight hours to complete. After long hours of simmering, the soup thickens and turns white. You will enjoy the sweetness and the depth of flavor. To achieve this depth, they add browned chicken fat made from chicken skins.
To the already flavorful soup, they add onions, carrots, potatoes, garlic and other vegetables to complete the soup. As a finish, they use a hand blender to make a rich foam on top.
The fluffy form is a joy in your mouth. The first sip almost tastes like a cream soup. In fact, until you see the noodles, you might not think it is Okinawa soba.
The “Motobu jukusei” noodle has a good texture, and the curly noodle goes well with the thick soup.
Traditional Okinawa soba with a touch of western flavor is popular with customers.
The layers of char siu in your bowl are made from local pork shoulder. This medium rare char siu is amazingly moist. The trick is low heat cooking for 140 minutes at 59C.
Coarse ground black pepper on the top creates another touch. You can also add the house spicy oil to your taste.
In Okinawa, it is popular to order a small bowl of juushii (seasoned rice cooked with various ingredients) with soba. Instead, try chicken curry (200 yen). Even after you finish the soba, you will enjoy the slightly spicy curry and the lingering flavor.
A 10-meter long wooden counter, leather sofa and JBL speakers create sophisticated space for adults at night. But enjoy a casual lunch on weekends. The whole family is welcome.
Shintaku Moromizato and Kota Yamakawa are the very cheerful staff here to welcome you. Even you are alone, don’t hesitate to come in!
Enjoy the creative Okinawa soba here!
Address: 2-24-14 Kumoji, Naha City, Okinawa
Hours: Mon–Sat 18:00–2:00 (L.O. 1:00), Sun 18:00–0:00)
Lunch hours: Fri-Sun 12:00–15:00 (L.O. 14:00)
Please visit us before 14:00 for lunch.
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Okinawa CLIP photo writer: Sachiko