Tag: okinawa living

Poached “Gurukun” (Banana Fish)

Poached “Gurukun” (Banana Fish)

There is something so exciting about buying something special, and rare, and fresh for dinner. You bring it home, wrapped up in a disheveled little package….nothing like a grocery store package…but a package actually packed by a human being and not a machine. Not a […]

Okinawan Tomatoes: Jewels of Flavor

Okinawan Tomatoes: Jewels of Flavor

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

Stories from the Ginowan Fish Market, Okinawa, Japan

Stories from the Ginowan Fish Market, Okinawa, Japan

The fresh, salty smell.  The cool ice crunching. The hustle and bustle of the skilled workers.  A port-side fish market is quite possibly the happiest place on earth.   Undoubtedly, there is a sense of purpose and energy in the air. For this, is an […]

A Great Time At Soba Class

A Great Time At Soba Class

Recently, my husband, myself and our new baby had the honor of attending a class on Okinawa Soba, given by Chef Nozaki San in the little village of Onno, Okinawa. Soba, also known as Yakisoba, is a mainstay of Okinawa cuisine.  Many people confuse Okinawa […]

Pickled Diakon Ribbons

Pickled Diakon Ribbons

Pronounced (die-kahn as in Kahn, Wrath of…  ), the daikon is a mystifying vegetable to us Westerners.  It’s size is impressive.  It’s shape and weight remind me of a baseball bat.  lol. It’s a radish, actually.  A sweet, juicy radish that tastes nothing like our […]

Adventures in Japanese Food

Adventures in Japanese Food

Things have been busy, here at The Flying Kitchen. Youngest of seven is 3 months old, and I’ve officially given myself permission to put my jet pack back on and get to work. After one week of learning, shopping and cooking, I can surmise that […]