Freshly baked REAL bread on a mountain!
If you’re committed to eating healthily while in Okinawa or maybe that New Years’ resolution is still holding firm, then finding good quality food with known ingredients can be something of a challenge in Okinawa. There’s a lot of tasty food on the island, but knowing what you are eating and making informed decisions can be hard.
Whatever your views on whether carbs are good or bad in your diet, there’s a world of difference between the wholemeal bread you’ll find at Yaedake bakery and the fat laden bread in the local supermarket.
Yaedake bakery has been in existence since 1977 and is perched almost atop Mt. Yae in the Motobu area of Okinawa, famous for the cherry blossom trees. There’s nothing else around but once you walk inside not only does the amazing smell hit you but also the scale of the bakery. They sell their baked goods all over Okinawa and on one side of the building is the bakery and on the right is the packing room.
The reason you’re here though is for the racks of fresly baked bread right in front of you as you open the door. Everything is good, but probably their signature breads are the rolls and loafs made from mostly wheat flour. They have breads with up to 80 percent whole wheat flour with no added junk as well as fruit and nut breads with 50 percent whole wheat, all freshly baked.
They had fresh wholemeal apple turnovers when we visited and apart from the delicious taste, you can kid yourself that you’re at least being part healthy as they’re wholemeal and not bleached flour!
We strongly reccomend you use a GPS and the pin we dropped in the Google map below as this isn’t the easiest place to find on your first visit!
Hours: Sunday – Friday 10:00 – 17:00 (Closed Saturday)
Best time for fresh bread around 12:00
MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SUN 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
SATURDAY : NONE
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Japan, 〒905-0221 Okinawa-ken, Kunigami-gun, Motobu-chō, Izumi, １２５４ 八重岳ベーカリー