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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...

Le Patissier Jyo-gi

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE Tucked away along with all the other little gems in the Shintoshin area of Naha (the same area where you can...

More Strawberry (Ichigo) Picking

CONTRIBUTED BY CALYN PAQUIN If you live in the US, chances are by now you would have gone strawberry picking or your child might have...

Konbini: Lawson Station, Family Mart & Coco!

Analicia & Sarah submitted posts about the reasons they love local "shoppettes."  We've combined them to give you a look at some of the...

Jimmy’s

CONTRIBUTED BY ANALICIA MCCLELLAN I'm sure you’ve seen a sign for Jimmy’s somewhere on the island, but if you are like me you may never...

Import Foods

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE The other night my husband and I were watching downloaded episodes (legitimately! - through iTunes) of last season’s Top Gear. In...

Sourire Bakery

CONTRIBUTED BY JENNIFER SHUE Here on Okinawa Hai we all seem to love a good bakery. If you look through the To Eat Index by...

Jahana Kippan – Okinawa Sweets

CONTRIBUTED BY EUGENE MCFADDEN One of the greatest things about Okinawa is the way it hides all manner of little cultural treasures and experiences; if...

Petits Fours

CONTRIBUTED BY ANALICIA MCCLELLAN We went to Primo Kitchen for dinner the other night and ended up having a little bit of a wait, so we...

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...

Chuuka Manjuu – Steamed Buns

CONTRIBUTED BY KATHRYN CALAGUI One of the things that I love most about Okinawa is how convenient it is! I am originally from New York City,...

Korean Kimchi: A Delicious Food

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK   When I initially told my Korean friend about a place to buy fresh kimchi out of someone’s house, she told me...

Make Your Own Salt at Gala Salt Factory

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON Next time you're looking for a fun activity for your family over the weekend, why not consider a visit to the...

Côte D’or Wine Selection Store

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK   If you’re a wine lover, head down to Côte D’or Wine Selection Store.  Open for just over a year, Côte D’or...

‘Pick Your Own’ Strawberry Fields at Blue Sky & Green Field...

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON It's strawberry season in Okinawa! Sure, you could go to the store and buy a package of the sweet red fruit that...

Okinawa Beans Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK The area just north of Naha is quickly becoming my favorite place to shop. Amidst the weathered buildings, newer, trendy stores seem to...

Cheers!! Cheese Shop

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK Are you a foodie who loves cheese?  A warmed camembert spread over crusty French bread, a homemade batch of emmental and...

Adventures In Going Out To Eat – Okinawa Style

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and...

La Petit Prix

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK   La Petit Prix is a quaint café and store reminiscent of a French farmhouse.  While the exterior is white stucco wrapped...

Zukeran Egg Shop and Zoo

CONTRIBUTED BY MARY RICHARDSON I know unusual and mismatched business combinations exist out there in the world. I've danced at a Disco/Rodeo in San Antonio,...

Junkudo

CONTRIBUTED BY JEANINE CZUBIK A few months ago, I was looking for a suitable study guide to prepare for the Japanese language proficiency exam later this...

A-Price

CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA TRAQUAIR This week's post is a stretch for me as I don't spend much time in places such as these!  My partner-in-crime, Dasha,...

Yakumitsu Honpo

Editor's Note: Did you know there is a little café inside this store? We have a post all about Honey Café here. If you're looking...

Japanese Canned Coffees

CONTRIBUTED BY JANNINE MYERS Coffee, coffee, coffee…….. that’s what usually resonates in my mind about, oh say, late afternoon. That’s about the time of day...

Ma Kukuru

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN Two weeks ago, I took my parents to Kokusai Street. I love taking trips there because it’s where my favorite...

Wine (at Jimmy’s)

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN I’ve had a bit of a time locating a store on the island that sells a decent selection of wine. I’d almost...

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...

Where Do You Find Thai Ingredients?

CONTRIBUTED BY VIVIAN    Why would I want to buy Thai ingredients when there are plenty of Thai restaurants on island, you say? My husband is...

Sumiya Food Co. Fish Cake Factory

CONTRIBUTED BY KELLYERACE You ever order a bowl of soba and see that pink and white thing sitting in there and wonder, "what's this?!"...

Good Company Coffee

CONTRIBUTED BY KELLYERACE So last week's post was about coffee. And this week's post is about coffee. I've been kind of obsessed with the stuff...