The Okinawa Diet Pyramid. Menu 1 Breakfast: A slice of carrot cake. A nectarine. Tea. Lunch: A few sushi. Algae soup. Grated carrots. Tea. Supper: Miso soup. A bowl of white rice. Cucumber salad. A banana. Tea. Menu 2 Breakfast: A two-egg herb omelet. Two slices of bran bread. An apple. Tea. Lunch: A lettuce, tomato, tofu, and endive sandwich on whole-grain bread. A bowl of rice. An orange. Tea. Supper: Soy and carrot salad. A bowl of white rice. Curried lentils. A peach. Tea.
“Takoraisu” (Taco rice), is a popular Okinawan dish invented in the 1960s by a Japanese chef who took the idea of tacos, so popular among the American military stationed on Okinawa, and combined it with rice, a staple item in the Okinawan diet. The dish has since become one of the most well-known Okinawan dishes. Its popularity has also spread into other parts of Japan. . . . looks good to me!
8 Okinawa Food Treasures from Japan’s Most Famous Islands What better excuse to escape this winter’s cold than to explore Okinawa’s amazing cuisine! Check out these 8 essential Okinawan dishes that make it worth the trip.