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The soft and sweet “Shima Donuts” born in Okinawa

post : 2013.10.07 16:00

A yellow roof stands alone under the blue sky. Opening the blue door and going inside, there are about ten types of cute doughnuts aligned there.

This is “Shima Donuts” in Isagawa, Nago City.

The owner is Maho Yamamoto. Inside the shop, the interior was made by her husband, and the antique hand-made door and the counter made of scrap wood match the atmosphere of the old folk house, making it a lovely, yet hospitable space.

Ms. Yamamoto bakes doughnuts prepared using the okara (bean curd lees) of a special tofu from Okinawa, “shima tofu”. There are about ten kinds of toppings, from common ones such as coconut or chocolate, to those containing ingredients from Okinawa, like “jimami” (peanuts) or purple yam.

But it is not only because of the careful selection of the ingredients that one can be at ease while eating them.

“I want to make snacks that can be eaten without worry by children”. It is because the kindness of Ms. Yamamoto, who is also a mother, is infused in these doughnuts.

Shima Donuts
Address: 270 Isagawa, Nago City
Tel: 0980-54-0089
Closed days: Sundays and national holidays
Opening hours: 11:00 – 15:00 (While supplies last)


Okinawa CLIP Photo Writer Masayuki Sesoko


270 Isagawa, Nago City