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Okinawa Soba

Okinawa, Japan

 

Izakaya Shimagohan Resturant - Koza Music Town, 2nd floor

 

A traditional dish - okinawa soba is a type of noodle soup eaten in Okinawa. It is sometimes simply called soba or suba, although it is different from buckwheat noodles known as soba in the rest of Japan. The thick wheat noodles resemble udon, while the soup is more similar to that of ramen.

 

The noodles tend to have a circular cross section in the Yaeyama Islands, and tend to be slightly flat in the rest of the Okinawan archipelago. It is served in a broth flavored with konbu (edible seaweed), katsuobushi flakes and pork.

 

Standard toppings are kamaboko (fish cake), sliced scallion and a thick slice of stewed pork belly or boneless pork ribs and usually garnished with beni shoga (pickled ginger).

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Taken on March 4, 2011