SUMMER FOOD OKINAWA
Goya Champuru (Bitter Melon Stir-fried with Pork, Tofu and Egg)
Goya in Okinawan dialect means bitter melon. Okinawa’s most iconic Goya Champuru is a stir fry dish with bitter melon, which is a great recipe for hot summer days. The Vitamin C content in this dish is more than in any other vegetable alone. This is because the Vitamin C content in bitter melon is hard to decompose even when heated. That being said, tourists can make use of the Vitamin C content in this dish even if they’re eating it cooked. Goya Champuru is a must to try as it is a classic nutritious dish of Okinawa.
Mimigar (Pig's Ear dish)
Mimigar (Pig’s Ear) is an Okinawan cuisine. It is a dish using Pig’s Ear. The pork is usually shredded and then steamed or boiled. This specialty is prepared with vinegar, ponzu (citrus-based sauce), hot miso and peanut butter. The pork ear meat gives a crunchy texture of cartilage to this dish. It is said that the collagen is often considered to be good for health and beauty.
Deep-fried of Gurukun Fish
Gurukun Fish is a fish commonly eaten in Okinawa Prefecture. This seafood can be eaten as Sashimi or cooked. This delicious white fish is easy to chew and gives off an excellent flavour when cooked with oil. In Okinawa, people often eat fried food as it is commonly sold at supermarkets as a side dish.
Orion Happy Park
Speaking of Okinawa’s leading beer is none other than “Orion beer”. With that, the “Orion Happy Park” in Nago City is a great tourist destination. This place has galleries, restaurants, shops, and factory tours, too. At this park’s factory tour, tourists can get the opportunity to taste fresh beer for free.