|Food made from papaya that is not sweet.|
|Root beer. Too sweet for Japanese people, but available in Okinawa since there is a large American military base there.|
One of the musicians also asked me in the middle of their concert if I work at some farm. (?) I said I do not, and he told me that someone that looks exactly like me does work there...
|Tako-rice (kind of like Mexican tacos, with rice; not related to tako = octopus).|
Food from Okinawa is considered a bit special (different from other Japanese food) in Japan, but it is not actually weird in any way. It uses a lot of "goya", a bitter tasting vegetable that is not used in other Japanese food, but that is about it. Pig's feet is considered weird by some, but it is eaten in other parts of Japan too, and we have it in Sweden too.
The fact that Mexican tacos without bread (served with rice instead) and adapted for the Japanese palate is considered food from Okinawa is perhaps a bit weird. Or at least unexpected.
|Pizza with Okinawan sausage.|