The Uruma region is rich with the fruits of land and sea, including purple yams, carrots,
Okinawan soft rush (biigu), and mozuku seaweed.
Ayahashi sells many different kinds of local specialty goods.
Ayahashi shop clerk Ms. Hirano and Uruma mascot Uru-urara showcased some of
2017’s bestselling items for us.
#4 on the list is “Mozukko” (also known as tsukudani).
This item, popular for its additive-free flavor, is made from mozuku seaweed boiled
in soy, sugar, mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine), and other ingredients. Uruma is
Japan’s largest producer of mozuku.
“The rocky beach aroma is lovely,” says Uru-urara, nodding incessantly.
“You’ll want a second helping.”
Finally, the #1 product on the list is the “Soup of Fresh & Early-picked Mozuku Seaweed (10 bags)”.
“Just pour hot water on top to enjoy the crisp texture of the early-picked mozuku,”
says Ms. Hirano. “This product is freeze-dried, so it still has the freshness of fresh-picked seaweed.”
Uru-urara adds his seal of approval, as well: “This product contains a lot of fucoidan,
which is said to improve immune system strength and keep bloodflow smooth. It’s also
low in calories, making it great for health- or weight-conscious customers.”
On top of that, Uruma still has many more wonderfully attractive products waiting
for you. Take a pleasant drive out to visit Ayahashi.
What are Uruma’s most popular local specialty products right now?
Here are Ayahashi’s Top 5 Bestsellers of 2017
Ayahashi Seaside Rest Area
Address: 4 Yonashiroyahira, Uruma-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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Published February 23, 2018