When you crave a proper sandwich, none of that fluffly white shokupan varieties at the convenience store will do. Thankfully there's Better Girl, a breakfast cafe at the heart of Naha City in Okinawa...
Browsing through your Instagram feed this year may have inundated you with a variety of creative food posts ranging from breads and pastries with life-like interpretations of cherished TV or videogame characters like Pikachu or Mario.
American foodies often plan their restaurant outings around those owned by hip, young chefs or eateries with high praise on Yelp. But in Japan, the hottest trend is dining out at restaurants and cafes where both the meal and the decor is “instabae.”
Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why the subtropical island didn’t offer many spicy foods in the past.