Photos by Shoji Kudaka
Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Bros in Onna Village, Okinawa makes sandwiches special

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Americans may be hard to please when it comes to sandwiches. Every U.S. state has its signature sandwich, and individuals often have their own favorites.

But, in Okinawa, there are sandwiches deserving of a spot on the list and Bros Sandwich Stand in Onna Village is serving up some tasty contenders.

Since its opening about a 5-minute drive from Cape Maeda in December of 2017 with the concept “Okinawa and American culture mix,” the joint has become quite popular in an area with many restaurants and cafés to choose from.

On a sunny day, this place is most likely crowded with folks enjoying a relaxing lunch break after a snorkeling tour at the Blue Grotto. On a rainy day, the place stills draws people in looking for a tasty sandwich. A visit to Bros can make you happy on any given day.

Sandwiches served at Bros are nothing like compact ones you find at a Japanese convenience store or supermarket.  Bros’ sandwiches stand out for not only their taste, but also their presentation and size ensuring you’ll get your fill.  Bros Sand (980 yen or $9), the eatery’s signature sandwich, is a good example. Bacon, cheese, tomato, lettuce, ham, onions, and fried egg draw beautiful layers of colors in between three slices of toasted bread.

Once you chomp down on the delicately sweet and buttery homemade bread stacked with fresh vegetables, sweet and soft ham, thick and mouth-watering bacon and melting cheese, you know why this place is a popular hangout.

Other signature sandwiches at Bros, which offers take-out, include the Philly Cheese Sand, Spam Egg Sand and the Three Cheese Sand.

Sandwiches may be a simple food, but Bros reminds you that they can be more than some meat slapped between two pieces of bread. The cooks at Bros have turned sandwich-making into an art form. They may not serve them up as a quickly as a fast food chain store, but their sandwiches are well worth the wait.

So, head over to Bros and relax as these sandwich Picassos prepare a masterpiece worthy of adding to your favorites list.

Bros Sandwich Stand

GPS Coordinates: N 26.438532, E 127.774148
Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Mon – Fri, last call at 5:30 p.m.) 
    *Closed on Wednesdays
    *Wi-Fi available
Website: https://thebrossandwichstand.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrossandwichstand/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrossandwichstand/?hl=ja

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