This photo of yakisoba was taken by our contributor Mike, also known around the internet as “Ryukyu Mike“. He describes this dish as stir-fried noodles with a few veggies and a bit of meat that, when offered up at festivals, is sometimes cooked in a pan over charcoal.

More about Okinawa and Japan:
Ancestor Worship in Okinawa, Japan
An Okinawan Wedding
Breakfast Around the World

About the author

Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.