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5 Restaurants that Serve Dishes with Okinawan Vegetables

post : 2018.04.08 18:00

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer Kiwamu Ogawa (Qey Word)

Hello, I am Sachiko. I was born in Shizuoka, and lived in Aichi, Kanagawa, Melbourne, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto… and now I currently settle in Okinawa. I moved and lived in many places for 34 years, but I had fun time in each place. Do you know why? It is because I am thankful for "food" for sure. The key to feel comfortable being at a new land is to “include unique ingredients of each place in my diet!” This time, I am going to list my favorite restaurants that everybody can eat Okinawan vegetables. I personally feel strength and vitality from them. 

Also, I feel like getting energized after eating Okinawan vegetables. It is like wilted flower recovers after getting water. I cannot become vegetarian since I love meat, but sometimes I do want to eat vegetables only. After eating Okinawan vegetables, I feel like my body, stomach, intestine, and feeling got better. Doesn't it sound amazing?

Anyway, this is the list of 5 selected restaurants that you can enjoy eating Okinawan vegetables. 

First, let’s start with a famous restaurant near Kokusai Street.

*Ukishima Garden 

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer Kiwamu Ogawa (Qey Word)

Instead of ground meat, Okinawan tofu and assorted grains are used for “Vege-Taco Rice with Shima Tofu.” Even meat lovers enjoy its taste, and it is a popular dish among them. 

Ukishima Garden
Address: 2-12-3 Matsuo, Naha City

*Parlour de jujumo

Next is a parlor with unique name.

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer 0173 (Reina Chinen)

The staffs got its name because they opened a parlor at the foot of Jujumo, a small hill in Tomigusuku City.  

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer 0173 (Reina Chinen)

The most popular dish on the menu is “Enzyme Brown Rice Curry.” Brown rice with enzyme is cooked by adding 10 kinds of beans, and curry is made with water that comes out of vegetables. Since meat, flour, and chemical seasoning are not contained, it is very healthy.

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer 0173 (Reina Chinen)

“Homemade Herb Soy Milk Mayonnaise & Cheese Vegetable Burger” is recommended as well, and it contains no meat.

Parlour de jujumo
Address: 490-3 Yone, Tomigusuku City

*Okinawa Daiichi Hotel

By the way, do you eat breakfast every day? Probably many people might not have enough time to eat it in the morning, but don’t you want to have enough time to eat breakfast sometimes? 

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer Masayuki Sesoko

If so, breakfast at Okinawa Daiichi Hotel might be good for you. 

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer Masayuki Sesoko

Their medicinal cuisine style of breakfast consists of 20 dishes which include 50 ingredients, but can you believe that the total number of calories is only 585 Kcal? So you do not need to worry about it when you eat. And, even non-guests at the hotel are welcomed to have the breakfast if you make a reservation in advance. 

Okinawa Daiichi Hotel
Address: 1-1-12 Makishi, Naha City

*Yaso Café Yamacha 

The last restaurant on the list is “Yaso Café Yamacha.”

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer Sandy

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer Sandy

Dishes with medicinal properties or health effect are very popular at the café. 

Photo by Okinawa CLIP photo writer Sandy

The wild grasses that they use to cook are the ones that grew naturally in the backyard of this café. They cooked more than 100 kinds of wild grasses throughout the years. Wild grasses in Okinawa grow without water and grow on its own, so Okinawan plants are very robust! 

Yaso Café Yamacha
Address: 1-21-12 Kubota, Okinawa City

I only selected 5 restaurants this time, but there might be more restaurants that I do not know yet. I am assuming that the number of restaurants that serve dishes with Okinawan vegetables is going to be increased, and I hope so! If you have any information on good restaurants, please let me know. 

Okinawa CLIP photo writer Sachiko