This is the shop’s popular “Soup & Plate Lunch Set.” Diners choose one of two soup options,
either meat onion soup with cabbage or chicken curry soup.
On the plate, customers can have fried or sautéed fish, grated (râpées) or pickled seasonal vegetables,
light and fully homemade cake, enzyme drinks,
and other items that are wonderful for the body.
The salt used in all cooking here is harvested locally at Hamahiga and rich with minerals.
Another popular item is the shop’s original smoothie made using beegu (common rush),
a local specialty of Teruma in Uruma. Rich in minerals, iron,
dietary fiber, and folic acid, Beegu has received considerable attention as a “super food.”
She wanted to create “a place where parents such as myself
who are struggling with raising children can gather,
” and as such the shop contains a handmade kids’ space and tatami mat room,
as well as a spacious garden in the back for the children to play in.
Today, the shop is bustling with mothers talking to one another and exchanging information.
Taira says that she was uneasy opening a shop while raising a child with a disability.
However, she says forcefully, “We have what we have today because I was not alone,
but drew on the support of my family, hometown friends, and other acquaintances.
” Like the plants in her garden, she is delicate, graceful, and full of gentleness.