Food and dining in Okinawa offer a world of speciality foods and restaurants that serve traditional local cuisine and fusion foods that blend East and West. While here, you'll want to experience Okinawa soba, a noodle dish that dates back thousands of years with pork ribs and fish cake. You can try it at Akisoba in Haha-shi. Goya champuru is a famous 'anything goes' dish often made with tofu, meat and vegetable stir fry. Some of the best can be found at Uraniwa in Kunigami-gun.

Many local restaurants serve the famed local braised pork belly barbecue dish called rafute. For a more unique dish that was invented here in Okinawa and is a delicious fusion food, try taco rice, which is exactly what it sounds like. You can get it at Beach Cafe Anjina in Tomigusuku.

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