We made a day trip to Iejima and were instantly in love. The ferry ride from the Okinawa main island was an easy 30 minutes, and once you’re on the island, it is like a breath of fresh air (literally.) Iejima one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the Ryukyu Islands chain.
Yoshoku, or Western dishes, came to Okinawa decades after hitting Japan’s mainland. The adoption of the Western cuisine was accelerated when the island became more exposed to American food after the battle of Okinawa.
Every year when summer rolls around, cold-served pasta appears on menus at many restaurants in Japan. Starting with standard tomato sauce, flavors range from bisque sauce to cod roe sauce and more. Normally, a hot and spicy dish would be my go-to when eating pasta.