Okinawa Tourism Information:DelicatessenMachinatoIchoumeinUrasoeCity-Featuring“inobuta,”acrossbetweenwildboaranddomesticatedpig.

Delicatessen Machinato Ichoume in Urasoe City - Featuring “inobuta,” a cross between wild boar and domesticated pig.

post : 2017.03.14 08:00

New agricultural produce company Ambitious, runs an inobuta farm in Oku, Kunigami Village where the work to produce locally popular meat like aguu pork.
Delicatessen Machinato Ichoume, which is managed, by Ambitious opened in Makiminato, Urasoe City on November 23, 2016.Their main products are liver paste, rillettes, sausages, meat pate, burgers and ham. Inobuta meat is used in all these items. Sliced meat is also available upon reservation the day before.
House made breads made with natural yeast are also available at the shop.
Red inobuta meat has rich flavor like beef. The melting temperature of its fat is lower than in regular pork so it melts in your mouth. The fat is richand flavorful, but doesn’t taste too rich. The inobuta meat contains lots of protein, vitamins A & B, and unsaturated fat.
Tamashiro, the owner (left) and Yoshiko, a staff (right).
Inobuta have meat that is full of benefits, but they grow three times slower than regular pigs. “We grow inobuta in natural environments so they don’t feel stress,” said Delicatessen Machinato Ichoume owner, Risa Tamashiro. “Also, the feeds are all chemical free. It is not easy to take good care of them only through natural means.” With all that effort, the inobuta meat is very popular with people who seek the quality food safety.
You can eat in the shop.
Nuchi-buta hamburger steak is extremely tender and juicy. Nuchibuta hamburger cutlet curry and inobuta cutlet are also great items to try. All are very flavorful.
All of inobuta foods go great with alcohol like beer, wine or highballs. Why not take some home to enjoy? You can keep it for three months in the refrigerator and about a year in the freezer. Mail order is available.
Delicatessen Machinato Ichoume
Address: 1-8-6 Makiminato, Urasoe City, Okinawa
Tel: 098-894-8171
Hours: 9:00-21:30
Closed: Sunday 
Okinawa CLIP photo writer: Sachiko