Fujiya Restaurant in Naha City
Have you had “zenzai” before? If not, how about trying it to beat the summer heat!? Zenzai is a type of shaved ice with red kidney beans, mochi, and soup boiled with beans and brown sugar. Many Okinawan people from children to elderly eat zenzai during summer, so there are many restaurants / cafes that serve it here. Fujiya in Naha City is a famous restaurant serving it since 1992. It is located in the Tomari area near Shintoshin, you cannot miss the fancy appearance of this restaurant.
Zenzai – Shaved Ice with Sweet Red Beans
Fujiya serves 3 different flavors of zenzai; regular zenzai, brown sugar, and matcha. You can also add condensed milk for your preference. Since red kidney beans are rich in nutrients, it’s a healthier way of having a sweet treat! Eat sweets and get healthy, what a perfect way to live!
Shiosen ice (salt flavored rice cracker with ice cream
Another type of cold sweet is also served at Fujiya which is “Shiosen ice (salt flavored rice cracker with ice cream).” Speaking of which, you might think salt and ice cream are not the perfect match, but they ARE believe it or not! Its saltiness and sweetness go together pretty well, so it’s an unexpected taste sensation the first time you try it.
Okinawan local dishes including Okinawa soba and taco rice are served here as well. Parking lot is available near the restaurant, so you do not need to worry about where to park. If you are interested, why don’t you go to “Fujiya” when you visit Naha City?