Edamame

Edamame

Sure, you’ve probably tried eda mame, those green soybean pods, at your local sushi restaurant. Maybe you’ve even  bought a frozen package, boiled and salted them yourself, before munching away. But have you ever bought them still on the branch? We found these branches of eda mame while on our quest for cheap, fresh produce at Okinawa’s local farmer’s markets. At a mere ¥98, they’re a steal compared to what you’d pay at a restaurant or the grocery. Find out where we spotted them in the upcoming August & September issue of Total Okinawa!