August 20, 2014

Lunch for Yanbaru trip

When we went to Yanbaru, my friend introduced this tasty, spicy and volumy Okinawa soba. (Beef noodle) It looks large portion but not. This is normal size. I thought I can't finish all but I did, because tasty and spice from pepper made me continue to eat. I can't stop eat and drink soup as well.

Beef noodle. Yummy

Restaurant name is Maeda Shyokudo. Traditional local place, but now quite popular for tourist as well. I recommend to go before noon to avoid crowd.

Restaurant name: Maeda Shokudo
Holiday: Wed.
Address: 沖縄県国頭郡大宜味村津波985 (Tsuha 985 Ogimi)

Benefit from Health Insurance.

It seems few people know this fact. I would like to introduce benefit from health insurance.

Every Year you will receive this book if you belong to health insurance (Shigaku Kyosai). Don't throw away this book if you live in Okinawa and often visit Churaumi Aquarium.

At the end of book you can see these tickets (Probably 8 tickets.). Two tickets make Churaumi Aquarium free entree for adult. I think one ticket for kid. This mean four adult total can enjoy aquarium for free every year.  This option might be better than annual pass if you visit Aquarium less than 4 times per year.
You have to write down you name and insurance number in this ticket and show your insurance card at the purchase window. Usually I write my name in two tickets and my wife name in two tickets before going to the Aquarium to avoid writing name and number four times at the small space in ticket counter.

And every year ticket color will be changed. So you can't use previous year's ticket.  Green for 2014 fiscal year.

Enjoy holiday.

July 19, 2014

Local store in Yomita

There used to be many local community stores, called 商店 or 共同売店 in Okinawa before convenience stores come. But gradually those disappear because convenience stores are 24 hours and cheaper and community stores' owners become older.
If you go to the North Okinawa, you still find those local community stores, and those are essential for local life. You should stop by and say hello to owners, Local grand father and mother.

In Yomitan, there is few survive local store. Ikeshiro store is one of them. This store is still famous in local. Weekend and weekend lunch time, this store is pretty crowded. Good Bento, Japanese Beef stew, Pig feet Tebichi, and Salted pork (Su-tica) are Good. And of course, grand mother shows you her smile. You should chat with them when they are not busy time.

address: 沖縄県中頭郡読谷村字喜名478 (478 kitna yomitan)
Telephone: 098-958-4114

March 9, 2014

And new gelato place, ready for summer ?

you can easily be knocked down from this photo.
Haha, looks good----.

There are two size, normal and kid. Both size you can select three flavor. Only volume is different. I think even kids size is enough for me.

I think following photo is normal size. I ordered pistachio (This is best), mango and raspberry?This gelato is better than An Ishigaki Gelato, where is one best one for me.

Please follow the Lily sign from route 449 toward Aquarium. You have to drive 2-3 mins on last small dust off-road.

We 'll stop by when we go to aquarium. Nice terrace seat as well.

Name: Gelato Cafe Lily
Address: 沖縄県名護市字屋部918 (918 Yabu Nago City)


New Pizza spot nea Cape Zanpa

We knew new pizza place opened near Zappa, but we didn't try 1 month. but my wife found beautiful pizza picture from this new place. We decided to go.
Pizza place name is 'Maruki'.

Our impression is awesome.  we Definitely repeat to get pizza. Probably best pizza in the middle area of Okinawa after Picorino was gone.

Soup and appetizer is OK, but we are very satisfied with the size of Pizza and taste.
Lunch is 1000 JPN Yen.

Name: Maruki
Hour: 11:30-15:30, 17:30-22:00
Holiday: Tue.
Address: 沖縄県読谷村瀬名波230 (230 Senaha Yomitan)