Okinawan hotpot at Taachi, Tokyo

Okinawa, which is one of Japan’s islands that is apart from the rest of the archipelago, has many indigenous foods. Many vegetables, pork, ingredients, and meals  are grown there that I cannot identify are often labeled as Okinawan food. In a wintry night, my friend and I went to eat at Taachi, located in Azabu Juban in Tokyo. We had originally planned for a bar night, but we decided that a hotpot would do us well instead. We ordered several appetizer dishes, then enjoyed our colorful hotpot full of vegetables and tofu. You can see that the hotpot was voluminous at first, but it cooked down as we chatted away through the night. This included lots of antioxidants, and I surely felt warmed up after completing this with just the two of us.

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Taachi website: http://www.taachi.jp

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. lmjapan says:

    There’s an Okinawan restaurant nearby us in Southern California but, unfortunately, they don’t offer hot pot. It’s too bad, this looks something really good to eat in the winter time.

    1. Plates of Art says:

      Yeah! Where is this Okinawan restaurant you are talking about? Hotpot is easy to do at home, though, so maybe grocery shopping for some asian greens and vegetables may substitute for this 🙂

      1. lmjapan says:

        The restaurant is called Habuya Okinawan Dining and it’s in Tustin, California. Haven’t been there in quite a while but I love their pork belly and daikon dish. I wish I liked bitter melon since they include that in a number of their dishes.

      2. Plates of Art says:

        Mmm Okinawan/Japanese pork belly is soo good! I love it, and I find it difficult to make at home… or I just have to practice more. Bitter lemon is definitely an acquired taste. It took me years to like it!

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