Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Okinawan Cuisine @ Yura

Last Saturday, we again went to Yura to eat Okinawan cuisine! My darling and I sat at the bar counter and found an interesting jar with a word "habu sake". Habu is a venomous snake living in Okinawa and Amami island chain. We turned the bottle around and found a real snake in the jar!!! eek!!!!!!! However, it says macrobiotic sake, so we ordered it!!! We thought it would smell fishy and taste like an animal, but it didn't. The habu was soaked in rum with sugar, so it was nice and sweet. It costs about 10 bucks per glass but we thought it was worth to try!

Mostly, we don't drink but eat at izakaya because they charge a lot for the drinks, as you know. On this day, we had oden since it was cold. We loved the huuuuuge daikon simmered in dashi broth. Yummy!!! We had papaya champuru (Okinawan style stir-fried papaya), too. It was juicy and delicious! Grilled fish jaw was really tasty and great. We had a good dinner time :D

It's my 30th birthday today, so my darling is going to take me to a restaurant tonight. I have a plan to eat lunch out with my co-workers, too. Too many eating-outs in December!!!

I gotta go to the GYM whenever I can.

Stay healthy!

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  1. Happy Birthday!! I hope that you have a great dinner with your darling ;) Congratulations on your wedding and your 30th birthday... It is a really exciting year for you.

  2. Ochi,

    I knew about snake wine.I saw this from Discovery-Taboo.

    It was actually popular in Vietnam.FYI,even birds/bear/monkeys can be put into wine too!!!


  3. Kombanwa Ochisan.

    Happy Birthday!
    30's is a sign of maturity.hehehe!
    actually,today is my husband's bithday too...
    just arrived from dinner with our close friends.
    Again Happy,Happy Birthday!and be strong always.

  4. I forgot about my post,we went to POLA cosmetics and we had facial and etc.

  5. Hi again!
    We went to japan last month,but our scheduled is so tight.
    my husband's live and rehearsal are many and far.
    thats why,i cant go anywhere,except restaurant.

  6. Hey girl,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Best wishes to you.

    Ooooohhh....snake sake....very interesting!
    I know the Chinese also has this kind of fortified wine for health....but have never tried it!

    Enjoy dinner tonight!


  7. Mandi Webster-MartinDecember 10, 2009 at 2:44 AM

    Happy Birthday Ochi! I can't believe it's been about 15 years since I first met you! I'm very happy that you have such a good life.

  8. Your snake wine is very new to me, you are brave to try it! Happy Birthday Ochi, so glad to have met you. You're still very young enjoy every minute of it, and forever happines in your married life!

  9. Hi fran,

    I think my hope came true...
    I got married before 30 ;)

  10. Hi jose,

    But this is not taboo, jose! Ha-ha!!!
    Birds/bear/monkeys sounds undrinkable!!!
    Did anyone on TV drink those?!

  11. Hi merce-san,

    Same date?! Happy birthday to your hubby, too!!!
    I hope you all had a great dinner time :D

  12. Hello merce-san again,

    Wow! I wish I could have facials!!! You know how to enjoy your life ;)

  13. Hello merce-san again again,

    Oh, really?! But I believe you had a good time in Japan :D
    Waiting to see your pictures you took in Japan!!!

  14. Hi jenn,

    Thank you!!!
    At least it is good for your health, it is worth to try ;D
    I hope you have a chance to try it someday!!!

  15. Hello Mandi,

    Me, too! I can't believe that I am already 30!!!
    I have many ups and downs, but I will try to smile all the time!!!
    Thanks for keeping in touch with me.

  16. Hi jo,

    It's been more than a year since I met you! Time flies!!!
    You know what I have experienced... I hope I learned a great deal from those stuff I have gone through :D


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