Friday, July 10, 2009

taco rice

We're trying to hang out with as many loved ones in Japan as possible before our big move, and so today we met up with some mighty fine friends at the Lalaport Koshien Mall (a good in-between place between our apartment and theirs).

I just adore Japanese mall food courts - and our food today was no exception! Mmmmm, Okinawan taco rice. Yum yum yum. I think this is a product of all the American military bases in Okinawa and all the rice the Japanese folks eat there - it's basically taco fixins on top of rice and you eat it with a spoon. Could easily be done at home.

This shop also does a version with an omelet on top with mayo and ketchup (not a big fan of mayo but this worked for me).

Definitely don't try it without Thomas.

My friend's daughter and son ate these Okinawan noodles - I'd never seen words on nori (sheets of dried seaweed), but it was beautiful! (The kanji said "Okinawa".) And apparently it was very tasty to boot.


K and S said...

taco rice is one of my favorites mainly because I can eat the taco toppings :)

Cate said...

my mom just bought a fancy egg cooker especially so that she could make taco rice. when we head out to cali in early august, she told me that she'd show me how to make it. sounds so funky. cannot wait.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

K and S - I love the taco taste in taco rice - very spicy! I really enjoy it with the plain rice, too - it's the perfect combo.

Cate - Wow, I'd never even heard of taco rice till I came to Japan - I had no idea it was such a big deal in the States. You'll have to send me a link to the special egg cooker - I've never heard of one of those! Let me know how you like it.

Ivy said...

Sorry I haven't been around lately. So are you moving? Where to? Have never eaten taco rice but it looks great.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Ivy, we're moving to the States - "back" for me but not for my husband - it will be his first time to actually live there. Hope you get to try taco rice! :)