“Sea lettuce” seaweed joins bitter melon, Okinawa pepper and more Japanese mugwort in a dorayaki pancake-like starter. Photo: Halekulani Hotel “Sea lettuce” seaweed joins bitter melon, Okinawa pepper and more Japanese mugwort in a dorayaki pancake-like starter. Photo: Halekulani Hotel
“Sea lettuce” seaweed joins bitter melon, Okinawa pepper and more Japanese mugwort in a dorayaki pancake-like starter. Photo: Halekulani Hotel

Japan

Japanese food in Okinawa: we try the healthy, local dishes believed to boost longevity

  • Okinawans have an average life expectancy of 84, something widely credited to the region’s food
  • The Halekulani Hotel’s ‘Secrets of Longevity’ programme lets visitors experience both local home cooking and gastronomical delights

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“Sea lettuce” seaweed joins bitter melon, Okinawa pepper and more Japanese mugwort in a dorayaki pancake-like starter. Photo: Halekulani Hotel “Sea lettuce” seaweed joins bitter melon, Okinawa pepper and more Japanese mugwort in a dorayaki pancake-like starter. Photo: Halekulani Hotel
“Sea lettuce” seaweed joins bitter melon, Okinawa pepper and more Japanese mugwort in a dorayaki pancake-like starter. Photo: Halekulani Hotel
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