Your trip is delayed now due to Coronavirus but if Okinawa is on your planning list for the future this post will help you prepare your MUST EAT and MUST BRING BACK food list.
Okinawa, with its turquoise seas and white sand beaches, touches the heart of anyone who visits. Whether you’re strolling down Kokusai Dori or you’re dipping your feet in the seas of Ishigaki, you want to take a slice of the Okinawan lifestyle back to reality. While Kariyushi (Okinawan aloha shirts) and island made jewelry are lovely baubles, I have found that the best way to show those back home how wonderful a culture is, is to bring back a little taste of their local delicacies. Tasting an area’s food can snap us right back to our relaxing vacation log after we’ve returned home. Let’s explore some of the best foods from the south of Japan that are worth making a little extra room in your suitcase.