Japan, Okinawa
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The Anti-Ferry Building in Naha, Japan

Inside the aforementioned shopping arcades is Daiichi Makishi Market, which is sort of like Chelsea Market in New York or the Ferry Building in San Francisco except with more dried squid and pigs’ heads and fewer people with $5,000 strollers. Exactly none, in fact.

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Upstairs is a food hall with a dozen or so fast-casual restaurants vying for customers. We opted for the most crowded one, which we can only describe as That Restaurant With The Mural of the Fishermen Cutting Up A Giant Sea Slug. The beauty of this establishment is that you can purchase your fresh—maybe to the point of still moving—fish downstairs, and they’ll prep it to your liking. So this…

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One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

…or this…

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…can become sashimi in a matter of minutes. Not being so confident in our fish-haggling skills—at least not in the native tongue—we opted to order from the menu.

Veggie soba, tempura green onion, pickled red ginger, and whatever that black thing is.

Veggie soba, scallion pancake, tempura green onion, pickled red ginger, and whatever that black thing is.

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  1. Pingback: MACKS Approved: Naha, Japan | THE MACKS

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