Okinawa Tourism Information:ThefirstshopinOkinawa!Averypopularchicken&waffleshop“CC’sChiken&Waffles”!

The first shop in Okinawa! A very popular chicken & waffle shop “CC’s Chiken&Waffles”!

post : 2015.06.03 19:00

Sometimes does it happen to you that you want to eat something salty when you are eating something sweet?  Well then, let’s eat both together!  On a waffle which is supposed to be sweets, put freshly-fried chicken, and pour butter and syrup all over them.

Hmm…it is hard to imagine, isn’t it?  When you have them, mild flavor of chicken and its juice will be mixed with waffles and perfectly matched together.  If you get hooked on the taste, you will come back to the shop again and again!  Originally, people in the South of the U.S. started eating leftover chicken from dinner the previous night with waffles together in the morning.  Then, it spread to NY and LA, and Hawaii, Canada, etc.  They say that Chicken&Waffles have been greatly loved throughout the U.S. 

An American gentleman, Daggett-san, who used to work in a restaurant for a long time, suggested to his wife, Kinjo-san, “Let’s open a shop of chicken and waffles!”  First Kinjo-san gave a negative opinion, “Such a thing won’t be popular in Japan!”  However, when she accompanied him to his home town in the U.S., she tried it and found it delicious actually.  She thought that Japanese people might like the taste, so she gave him a go sign.

But still there might be some people who feel uncomfortable for the first try.  So at “CC's Chicken&Waffles,” they put chickens, a waffle, and a syrup separately on one plate.  The waffle looks very big, but it is not like dense Belgium waffles.  It is so light and crispy yet glutinous inside.  For those who do not like sweets, a plate set of chicken and biscuit with gravy sauce is available.  The shop sells Smosad Chicken, for which you can choose either onion gravy sauce or cheese sauce. 

The sauce, chicken, and waffles are all house-made.  Daggett-san carefully considered the chemistry of the three.  He renovated a parking garage almost by himself to use it as a shop.  It is so simply done by just building the walls, but it is full of a sense of hand-making and cute!  He asked an illustrator friend to design, and display it on the wall with a projector, and drew it by himself. 

When you look for the shop from outside, it is difficult to find it because it was located in the back of the parking space. But the shop is in front of the strolling path in Sunabe, so it would be comfortable to take out and enjoy the chicken and waffles while savoring a beautiful sunset.


CC's Chicken&Waffles

Address: 1-68 Miyagi, Chatan Town, Nakagami County, Okinawa

TEL: 098-979-9008

Opening Hours: 9:00 to 14:30 & 17:30 to 22:00 (Mondays to Wednesdays), 9:00 to 14:30 & 17:30 to 23:00 (Fridays), 9:00 to 15:30 & 17:30 to 23:00 (Saturdays), 9:00 to 17:00 (Sundays)

Okinawa CLIP Photo Writer  Sandy

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