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Shimauta Paradise

All the standard Okinawan dishes are present and reasonably correct. The various kinds of champuru (stir fries with tofu and egg) include hechima (gourd); goya, naturally; and nakami, a spicy mix of organ meats. And if you don't fancy the ashitebichi (simmered pig trotters, surprisingly good, if fatty), then don't miss the rafuti, rich cubes of soft simmered pork belly, which are tasty and satisfying, if not as mouth-meltingly tender as they should be.