All of you should try the "pork tamago onigiri" comfort food that's loved beyond all else by the people of Okinawa♪

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2019.11.18 1774 views

To every one of you browsing Okinawa Holiday Hackers, how’s it going? ♪ This may be sudden, but what comes to mind when you think of autumn?

 

“Autumn is all about having a good appetite!!!”

 

And so, we in the editing department want to introduce you to a popular Okinawan food item that’s perfect for what autumn is all about: “Pork tamago onigiri” (^o^)/

 

 

\What is pork tamago onigiri?/

This is a food that uses “canned pork” that’s called comfort food for people living in Okinawa, and it’s made by putting grilled pork and a fried egg (tamago) inside of rice. In Okinawa, there are various ways to make it or tweak it depending on the family. It’s simply delicious. (´∇`)

 

 

Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten

 

▼Chatan American Village

 

As Okinawan comfort food, this is this place where you can eat “pork tamago onigiri” with a homemade flavor!

“Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten”

 

From standard PTOs (short for pork tamago onigiri) to well tweaked PTOs, you can enjoy a bunch of different kinds.

 

 

A PTO menu with tons of variations

 

【Ume plum paste】¥250 (tax included)

 

It looks like a standard PTO.

Ume plum paste is added as a topping. The sourness from the ume plums enhances the flavor from the pork and egg, highlighting the taste. If you like ume plums, you have to try this.♪

 

【Chikina】¥290 (tax included) 

 

Chikina = Mustard greens pickled in salt.

Chikina sauteed with canned tuna is added as a topping. This is perfectly balanced nutritionally because you can also get your veggies with it!!

 

【Deep fried nabera and homemade fatty miso】¥390 (tax included)

 

The pork and egg are placed between deep fried nabera (sponge gourd) and fatty miso. The saltiness from the pork and the sweetness from the miso perfectly matches the juiciness from the nabera!

Instead of getting it as take out, it’s best to eat the freshly deep fried nabera right there.

 

【Fried pork and egg】¥450 (tax included)

 

This is made by wrapping deep fried nori around rice, pork, egg, and tartar sauce.

 

There’s cheese in between the nori slices.(〃▽〃)

 

The wasabi stalks in the tartar sauce wrapped in nori along with the cheese on the inside is what clinches its deliciousness!!

It’s bulkier than it looks, so it really fills you up.

This is great for people who want to just dig in right now!

 

【Tacopeno】¥450 (tax included)

 

This is a type of PTO that is eaten with pork, egg, fried tomatoes, taco meat, cheese, and beefsteak plant as the filling all covered in sauce.

Due to the veggie combination of the tomato and beefsteak plant, it surprisingly has a lighter flavor than how it looks.

Anyone who likes tomatoes is sure to love how juicy the thick slices of tomato are.♪

 

 

Did anything on the menu catch your eye ^o^ ?

 

Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten can be found in Naha Airport and Makishi, Naha, in Mihama, Chatan, and in Hakata (Fukuoka), and their limited edition menus are different depending on the location.

 

And so, you should head over to whatever location whose menu you have your sights set on!♪

 

▼Check it out▼

Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten menu list

 

May all of you enjoy freshly made “Pork Tamago Onigiri” with the taste of Okinawa that’ll be sure to fill you up.(╹◡╹)♡

 

 

At the Pork Tamago Onigiri Honten in Chatan American Village, you can enjoy a pork tamago onigiri while looking out over the ocean.♪

 

\Other Okinawan local foods/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naha Airport domestic terminal 1st floor

[Business hours] 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

[Off days]Open every day of the year

[Parking lot]Available

[MAP CODE]33 123 279*00

[Address]〒900-0014

沖縄県那覇市鏡水150

Naha Airport domestic terminal 1st floor

 

 

Makishi Market

[Business hours]7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

[Off days]Wednesdays

[Parking lot]Unavailable 

[MAP CODE]33 157 323*00

[Address]〒900-0014

沖縄県那覇市松尾2-8-35

 

 

Chatan American Village

[Business hours]7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

[Off days]Open every day of the year

[Parking lot]Available

[MAP CODE]33 525 349*33

[Address]〒904-0115

沖縄県中頭郡北谷町字美浜9-21

 

 

Hakata Kushida Omotesando

[Business hours]7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

[Off days]Open every day of the year

[Parking lot]Unavailable

[MAP CODE]13 319 833*35

[Address]〒812-0039

福岡県福岡市博多区冷泉町3-15

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