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Re: Food Okinawa’s Gluten Free Heaven

CONTRIBUTED BY KARI FRAZIER Those who have relocated to Okinawa with food sensitivities know first-hand how difficult the transition can be and how hard it...

Tips for Eating Gluten Free In Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY KARI FRAZIER     click photo for source Moving to a new country can be daunting for even the most adventurous of spirits, but when you...

Yakiniku King

CONTRIBUTED BY KARI F. If you've been in Japan for very long, you will probably have heard about yakiniku. If you're new to Japanese cuisine,...

The Healing Space

  CONTRIBUTED BY EMILY BUREK About a year after I arrived in Okinawa I was overwhelmed by shopping off base, especially for natural products and health...

Buying Milk in Okinawa 牛乳 (Gyuu Nyuu)

CONTRIBUTED BY CAROLYN SCHAAB Buying milk in a Japanese grocery store can be intimidating if you have never done it before. Many of you may...

Cooking Local: Shikuwasa Gingerade

CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY GILLOTTI It’s called an Okinawan lime, but I think it’s much tastier than lime. If limes and tangerines had a teeny tiny...

Cooking Local: Pickled Ginger

CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY GILLOTTI I’m on a pickling spree this week! I love pickled ginger, or gari as it’s called in Japanese, and usually ask...

Cooking Local: Kabocha Ice Cream

CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY GILLOTTI Kabocha (カボチャ)is a type of winter squash, sometimes called a Japanese Pumpkin. Even though it’s called a winter squash, it ripens...

Complex Spa

CONTRIBUTED BY KAY MILLS     Unfortunately, my last two weeks in Okinawa were spent preparing for our move to Misawa; you know, the paper work,...

Ajitoya

CONTRIBUTED BY MONETTE EAMES Reggae and curry soup?  Nursing a sore throat on a cold and rainy day, I was craving my mom’s oxtail soup—the...

Boo Boo The Kitchen

CONTRIBUTED BY CHRISTOPHER DONG “I wish there was a…” I cannot tell you how many food-crazed expeditions these words have launched during my few years...

Gokarna Spice Curry

CONTRIBUTED BY ANGI BRZYCKI Last march I was working on a project for Tohoku with a group of friends and we'd meet regularly at Naha...

Green Leaf

CONTRIBUTED BY KYLE KELLY As my time here on Okinawa tragically comes to a close, my family and I are in a mad rush to...

Introducing Ms. Kitanakagusuku: Being Healthy is the Thing

CONTRIBUTED BY ANNA TIENTER As a half-Japanese person here in Okinawa, I am blessed to have my family nearby at all times. In fact most...

Wadaya JUSCO Japanese Restaurant: Celiac Dining Success

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN SCHALK Wadaya Food Being a newly diagnosed celiac presents many challenges, particularly when living in a foreign country. Beginning Japanese textbooks do...

Eating Gluten Free – Foster Commissary

CONTRIBUTED BY JESS WHEELER Hi,  my name is Jess and when I was four I was diagnosed with Celiac's disease.  This means that I have to follow a strict...

Gluten Free Resources

Recently, we received an email from Cindy asking for help regarding gluten-free options on Oki.  We don't have a post specifically about this, so...

Organic and Natural Shop – Tenbusu

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON Looking for a local shop that supplies organic food staples? Well, you’re in luck. One afternoon I was driving along in Okinawa...

Food for Thought – The Okinawan Diet

CONTRIBUTED BY JANNINE MYERS The festive season is quickly approaching and with it comes an atmosphere of jubilant anticipation, or for some, reservation as they...

Yaedake Bakery

CONTRIBUTED BY DASHA GARIEPY In case you've ever wondered what those cheerful store clerks are chirping at you when you walk in the door, it's...

Anyone Out There Dealing With Peanut & Tree Nut Allergies?

This mom needs your help. Maybe this post could turn into a place to swap some relevant Japanese phrases and vocabulary. All I can...

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