[W:Okinawa] is one of the best summer resort destinations in Japan. Beautiful blue ocean and white sand beach… the sound of sanshin (three string musical instrument). In the islands, time flows slowly.
Because of the environment and the history of the islands, Okinawa has many different foods from the other parts of Japan. One of its specialties is goya, which is called bitter melon in English.
This is a goya. It’s really bitter.
It is said that goya is the secret of longevity in Okinawa where it has the longest life span in the country.
It’s often stir-fried with egg, tofu and pork.
In Okinawa, you can se this bitter melon in various forms, such as;
“Goya with Snoopy”
If you weren’t told they are goya, you would go “what???” lol.
This is JAPAN Style!
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