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Friday, October 1, 2021

OKINAWA NAHA MAEJIMA: Union Supermarket! The Bento section was packed with after work locals! Cheap! (Lumix TZ60)

With almost everything shut down in Naha there were few options to pick up some dinner. SO! My first Grocery Store entry is UNION!  A local supermarket to the islands. 

You can always find Spam or the beloved Tulip branded luncheon meat!  Perfect for Goya Champuru...

Spam only 257 yen! Only in Okinawa.  In Tokyo it averages around 500-600 yen a can. Unless you work at Itochu Corporation and score a can for 300 yen at their HQ on those employee sale days.

Sushi platters.

Okinawa soba section.

Taco Rice!  Everything was just a few hundred yen. 

Lots of locals and even elderly ladies shopping in this bento section. 

Cheap cheap!

The top portion of the building is all residential but super old.  I don`t think anyone lives up there anymore.  

One of my Must eats when visiting Okinawa... taco rice!  BUT!  The flavoring of the beef was kinda bland and not as good as the one at Kanehide Supermarket.

This is the Kanehide version... the minced beef is soooo flavorful!  GOTTA TRY! And the salsa sauce has a little kick to it. 

When in Okinawa... Squid Tempura for sure!

BUT. Tiny sliver of Ika hidden in this massive tempura.  Ho hum. 

And another Okinawan standard... Juushiii rice in a Onigiri style. Yum. 

Leave you with that day`s sunset with a typhoon lurking around.  If you want a great super cheap bento option to have at the beach or your hotel room definitely check out Union Supermarket Maejima branch thats conveniently located minutes from Miebashi Monorail Station.  GOGO!  Support local businesses my friends.

Restaurant Shop: Union Supermarket Maejima Branch
Address J: 〒900-0016 沖縄県那覇市前島2-6-1
Address E: 2-6-1 Maejima, Naha, Okinawa 

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