October 8, 2011

Beer in Okinawa

Beer in Okinawa is dominated by Orion beer, typical Japanese lager beer. Light, smooth and not strong hop taste. Good summer beer and good combination with Japanese fishy meal. Price is around 200 JPN Yen, same as the other major Japanese beer companies, Kirin and Asahi.

If you want to get cheap beer, you can get different tax category beer, called Happoshu.

Bit expensive and popular beer is Yebisu beer. When you are international flight to Japan, probably you can see most Japanese business men order Yebisu beer instead of Kirin and Asahi.

There are few local small brewery in Okinawa. Probably most famous one is 石垣島ビール Ishigaki island Beer.

If you miss Pale Ale beer in Japan, Yona Yona Ale might be famous. You can order it from amazon or the other online.

October 3, 2011

Charcoal Grill Matsui

New restaurant opened at Yomitan, next to my favorite bakery, Otonari-ya.

Restaurant name is Matsui Ryoriten. Main menu is charcoal grilled steak and hamburg steak. We went there during lunch time. Price is around 800 JPN Yen to 1000 JPN Yen, including ice cream and coffee as dessert. Cheap and food quality is good. They have pasta and doria/gratin 500 JPN Yen, like typical Japanese 洋食屋(youshoku ya), old style of western food.

150 gram steak set, 1200 JPN Yen. If you are big eater, probably not enough. For me enough.

Hamburg steak 200g, 850 JPN Yen

Here is lunch menu

We'll definitely repeat Matsui R. again to taste the other menu.

Name: Matsui Ryoriten

TEL: 098-958-0704

沖縄県読谷村瀬名波633-2 (Yomitan senaha 633-2)

Hour: 12:00-14:00, 18:00-23:00

Holiday: Mon

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