Goya and Gloves

Meet Goya the Bitter Melon:

"Mara"

“Mara”

Goya is a fruit used in a traditional Okinawan stir fry called “champuru.” It lives up to it’s nick-name “bitter melon.”

I’ve already come to appreciate the taste and even cooked champuru for a potluck at our house. We got a new table but it was BYOC (bring your own chair).

I cooked the champuru with purple noodles instead of rice. They are beni imo noodles (see previous post about ice cream).

Pot Luck

Gloves:

The Okinawan people wear light clothing that covers and protects their skin. We weren’t here very long before we noticed the women wear long fingerless gloves when they drive. Thankfully I quickly found some at “Makeman” (more on that store later) in the 100 yen (dollar) section!

Gloves

I’m loving it here.

– G

http://naturallydiy.com/2013/06/27/my-beloved-beni-imo-mashed/

http://www.downtoearth.org/health/nutrition/okinawan-sweet-potato-purple-powerhouse-nutrition

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2 thoughts on “Goya and Gloves

  1. thanks for the pingback. how long have you been here?

  2. Pingback: Bitter Melon Is | yum vee

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