I have not been to Okinawa before but I was surprised to see that they have other cuisines in their cooking such as squid ink rice and salted pigs knuckle on the menu.
As there were so many items to try, we decided to try items that could not be easily ordered elsewhere, so we did not order much of sashimi/sushi/grilled items.
The restaurant is decorated really nice with lots of Japanese ornaments and displays.
When you touch them those droplets do not come off.
Jewel leaves are scientifically called Mesembryanthemum crystallinum which is covered with large, glistening bladder cells, commonly called common ice plant, crystalline iceplant or iceplant.
When you eat them, they are delicate and crispy and just collapse into liquid.
Its almost like a fibreless vegetable!
The wine taste was really aromatic and could be quite salty so it is advised to eat with rice or other items.
I had it with the sausage platter and it was quite nice.
Home made peanut flavoured tofu:
The texture was really interesting because it was similar mochi and jelly mixed together and the taste was lovely and savoury.
Deep fried pork with taro:
I found this slightly sweet but the mashed taro and pork were really nice together.
There was more taro than pork which made the texture similar to croquettes.
Camembert cheese topped with spicy fish roe:
Fried rice with seaweed and pork:
Squid ink fried rice with egg:
(picture credit: thanks to Mjqueen7e)
The squid ink taste was really strong and there were pieces of octopus tentacles in it too.
The fried egg on top was nicely done and gave a nice colourful contrast to the rice.
Sea urchin wrapped in rudder fish:
The taste of the sausages were nicely balanced with the sauce.
Deep fried spicy pork knuckles:
The knuckles have been fried to the point that the skin is almost like gel and hard to pick up with chopsticks and when you eat it, it is almost gooey.
Overall they were really delcious but could have been less salty because in contrast to the rest of the dishes, this one had a really strong taste.
Dessert platter (okinawa black sugar cake, sweet purple potato icecream, baumkuchen cake:
The icecream was really nice and tasted natrual which I ate with the Baumkuchen cake because I felt that the butter taste was a bit too strong for me.
For drinks I had Bittermelon tea which was from Japan, it comes in a bottle and the bitter taste is not strong at all.
There is Jasmine tea too which comes in a huge can.
Dishes I would definately come back for: tofu, squid ink rice, jewel leaves, stir fried bitter melon and pork.