Okinawan Tomatoes: Jewels of Flavor

Okinawan Tomatoes: Jewels of Flavor

The farmer’s markets here in Okinawa are sparkling with vibrancy!

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Tomatoes; all shapes, colors, and sizes, are in season.

The flavors of these little gems are so complex….

That you would be wise to eat them right out of the box.


If you feel so inclined…

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To prepare these in any way at all, you need look no further…

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Than a light sesame oil, and some chives, or Chinese Scallions, such as these…

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For, when working with precious gems such as this; it is undoubtedly true….

That less….

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Is more.







Shannon Vavich is a baby-wearing, homeschooling, mama of seven who is also a chef and a freelance food writer. She follows her husband and his military career all over the world, and currently lives in Okinawa, Japan. She has a little dog named Paprika, and an Okinawan cat named Mochi. She wears red lipstick, likes nice shoes, and loves rocky road ice cream. She is currently writing a book on Okinawan and Japanese cuisine and cooking. More


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