August 25, 2011

Okinawa noodle and pork katsu

In summer time, famous okinawa noodle shops are crowded by tourist during Lunch time. I don't want to wait for lunch. Miyo Ya is one choice. Not famous and not crowded, but tasty. Actually we repeated several times last two months. If you like non-oily soup for noodle, this is one choice for you. (Bansho tei is the other choice.)

I ordered Pork katsu set, including noodle, rice, and pork Katsu. around 700 JPN Yen. Cheap!

Inside is pretty clean and new.

Name: Miyo ya

Address:沖縄県中頭郡嘉手納町嘉手納463-13 (Kadena cho Kadena 463-13)

Holiday: Tue

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Cucina itarian Upuraya for lunch.

We went to Sunabe area for lunch. Restaurant name is Upuraya, located at one road ocean side from 58, near Kokutai road.

Lunch set is around 1000 -2000 JPN Yen, including appetizer buffet and main dish. This time we select pasta as main dishes.

I think appetizer is bit weird. Mixed Japanese, Korean food, and salad bar although restaurant is Italian. And apettizer quality is not good. Looks like pre-cooked staff. However, pasta quality is pretty good. I and my wife enjoyed pasta very much. I saw fish dishes for the other customer. And looks good as well.
We 'll try again this restaurant and order fish dish as main next time.

Here is bolognese pasta

The other pasta: pepperoncini pasta with pork and cabbage.


Name: Cucina itarian Upuraya

TEL: 098-936-6901

Chatan hamagawa 110

Hours: 11:30-15:00, 18:00-23:00
Holiday: Tue.

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August 3, 2011

Mango Season

In Okinawa, Mango season starts from beginning of July and finishes on August.

When mango season starts, price is bit expensive, around 600-1000 JPN yen with middle- large size of mango. Yes, I know this price is expensive comparing with mango from Taiwan or Philippine.

Normally I buy one or two of middle size Mangoes on July to contribute local farmers and wait until the end of Mango season. Mangoes price goes down, half price or sometimes 100 Yen sale in the end of Mango season. You should check out 'Onnna no Eki'(Onna local farmers market) constantly in the end of Mango season and enjoy Mango.

Name: Onna no eki.

Address: 恩納村字仲泊1656-9 (Onna nakadomari 1656-9)

Hours: 10:00-19:00

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