Did you know?: Sea snakes Okinawa's precious food

Did you know?: Sea snakes Okinawa's precious food

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Sea snakes are a precious food in Okinawa. A specific type of broth, “Iraboo jiru” (Sea snake broth), was thought of as a luxury dish that Okinawans would serve to distinguished guests during the time of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The food can still be found at local diners and is thought to be effective in boosting a person’s energy.



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