Where to shop

Food and Travel (UK) - - Gourmet Traveller -

Aguri Shop Shi­machu­rara Opened just over two years ago in Nago City, this souvenir shop deals only in lo­cally pro­duced items, with the em­pha­sis on skin­care and health prod­ucts. Maybe you’ll dis­cover the source of the Ok­i­nawans’ longevity…

Mak­ishi Mar­ket No need to look be­yond this buzzing mar­ket for any­thing ed­i­ble. Hunt out a good miso paste from Ta­manaha Miso. There’s also a cov­eted ver­sion blended with pork. Awamori flavoured with chilli is a use­ful store-sauce and a popular one. For your best friend (en­emy?), buy a can of Ok­i­nawan Spam. The is­land de­vel­oped a taste for it dur­ing the post-war oc­cu­pa­tion by the US.

Tsub­oya pot­tery Street (Off the main Koku­sai Street). If you fancy a cou­ple of shisas to put out­side the front porch when back home, head here. But also look out for fine pot­tery by ce­ramic masters. And be sure to try a bukubuku (cold foamed tea) in a gallery café.

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