The 2006 Okinawan Festival was held on Labor Day Weekend, September 2-3, 2006 at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.
Following is a pictorial overview of the delicious food served at this annual event.
You can also check out a slide show of other Okinawan festival activities and displays by clicking here.
Shave Ice Stand
Champuru: a stir-fried mixture of vegetables and agedofu (deep-fried tofu) served with delicious shoyu pork, a teaspoon of andamisu (pork and miso mixture), and rice — $6 (24
Okinawan-style Soba Noodles: served in hot soup (not added yet in this photo) and garnished with kamaboko (fishcake), shoyu pork, green onions and red ginger — $4.50 (18 scrips)
Oki Dog: A hotdog and chili wrapped in a soft tortilla with shredded shoyu pork and lettuce — $5.50 (22 scrips). (Shown is stage 1 and 2 of making it.
Oki Dog: Finally, a layer of Okinawan Shoyu Pork (Rafute) is placed over the lettuce, then it’s folded shut typical burrito style and wrapped in aluminum foil for service.
Andagi (Okinawan Doughnut) being deep-fried in a large wok
Andadogs are prepared by bulk with popsicle sticks, then dipped in flour
Then dipped in the Andagi batter and added to the hot wok
Then deep fried until GBD by a full staff of watchful volunteers; these burn very easy due to the sugar in the batter
Finished Andadogs – perfectly golden brown delicious!
Sugoi oishii desu!
Click on the photo above or here to view a slide show of various other activities and displays at this year’s festival!