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post : 2014.10.28 16:00
Yoshinoya is famous for beef bowls but in Okinawa there is a dish on the menu that is limited to Okinawa. It is “taco rice”. Taco rice is taco flavored ground meat, cheese and plenty of lettuce on rice.
As soon as you hear “we are sorry to keep you waiting” on the tray that is given to there is plenty of beef…no it is lettuce! It is a very strange sight. The fact that there is this much for only 380 yen is also surprising.
The salsa that is must for taco rice is also special for Yoshinoya. With a habanero sauce where to can adjust the spiciness to your liking. It plays the same role as red pickled ginger and shichimi play in beef bowls.
Before they used habanero sauce they offered koregusu (chili peppers that are immersed in awamori (a traditional Okinawan liquor) ), which is indispensable for Okinawa. Now all the shops all offer habanero sauce but this is an Okinawa-like experiment. And of course with the familiar containers from Yoshinoya, you can do carry out.
Outside of taco rice at Yoshinoya in Okinawa there are a lot of Okinawa originals. Especially at Yoshinoya Route 58 Makiminato in Makiminato, Urasoe City where thet have the only Yoshinoya logo clock tower in the country at the Makiminato shop.
Also there is the “donburi shisa”. There is a shisa (mythological Okinawan lion-dog) holding a Yoshinoya bowl meal.
There are many tourists who eat taco rice and take a picture with the rare donburi shisa. The Yoshinoyas in Okinawa where you can have Okinawa originals is a hidden tourist spot.
Okinawa Clip Photowriter Taiki Gushiken