Hello friends and family, thank-you for checking out today’s blog post. I haven’t posted in a while, it’s been full blast since the kiddos got out of school and the hubs has been out-of-town! Thankfully we got Cole home this week and are looking forward to celebrating Independence Day with friends this year on the island.
This post is about our travels around the island of Okinawa. Since moving to the island we’ve had the chance to visit many of the local produce markets and experience many new foods. I’ve been meaning to share this post for a while now because this has been one of my favorite things to do since arriving. Each little market is unique in its own way, which makes it exciting because you never know what you may bring home with you. Many locals visit the produce markets daily to purchase fresh produce for their meals. You can get anything from fresh-cut orchids to fresh lobster at these local markets. The colors and smells are amazing and you get a little taste of how the locals cook their meals.
I wanted you to see the standard shopping cart, notice how small it is, the size of an American shopping basket. Any type of green you can imagine.
The three pictures above are of a local market near our house (JA), the one I visit most often.
The next few pictures are a type of dessert or candy that I see in many of the markets and I’m not sure what it’s made of. It looks like fudge, but it’s actually much softer. Ava of course wanted the pink one, we tried a bite each. It’s not sweet, really didn’t have much flavor at all, but it sure looks yummy.
I hope you enjoyed touring a few of our favorite market spots and got a little taste of Okinawa.
Have a wonderful and safe fourth with family and friends!
Till next time, konnichiwa!