One day in November, after the long period of Corona’s self-restraint had ended, I went to Naha for a drink for the first time in a long time. The restaurant is a bit small, but it is a cozy izakaya with a typical Okinawan.
The restaurant has a nice atmosphere with Okinawan pop music playing in the background. And here’s the food menu of Oden no Kintaro that caught my attention.
The menu is quite extensive. It’s fun just looking at the pop-up menu. By the way, the drink menu is also rich in variety.
The drink menu also has a wide variety of drinks, making it hard to decide which one to choose. But to my delight, Oden no Kintaro has a two-hour all-you-can-drink package for 1,500 yen!
It’s been a while since I’ve been to an izakaya, and I wanted to drink as much as I could, so I didn’t hesitate to choose the two-hour all-you-can-drink option! And this is the first round of draft beer and appetizers.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a draft beer, and it soaked into my body. I quickly drank it down and chose the first menu item while sipping my second beer. I knew I couldn’t miss the “Okinawa Brown Sugar Oden Plate" from the name of the restaurant.
The hidden brown sugar adds a deep flavor and sweetness to this oden, which is a combination of the best of mainland and Okinawa. The broth was soaked in well, and the beer went well with it. The Tebichi were plump and very tasty. For my third drink, I changed it up a bit and ordered an Awamori highball! This also matched the taste of the oden.
Next to the oden, I ordered Kintaro’s specialty, fried chicken. There are two flavors, male and female, but this time I ordered the male flavor.
It is indeed deep fried chicken, and it is deep fried with a strong garlic flavor. It goes well with both highballs and beer. Next, I ordered the Yamashiro Beef Meshi Mini, made with Okinawa’s brand beef, Yamashiro Beef.
When you put the pulled egg yolk on top, it’s just divine! The soft texture of the Yamashiro beef and the rich flavor of the egg yolk mixed with the rice and spread to my mouth. Yes, it was superb! With our stomachs settled, we decided to finish off our all-you-can-drink meal with a glass of Awamori on the rocks.
It had been a long time since I drank Awamori in a pub, and it slowly soaked into my body. Thank you for the food.
About Oden no Kintaro
“Oden no Kintaro" is a reasonably priced izakaya (Japanese style pub) with a wide variety of dishes, located in Matsuyama, a busy downtown area of Naha City. 1,500 yen for two hours of all-you-can-drink is a very reasonable price in Naha City. The waitstaff is very friendly, and even first-time visitors to Okinawa will feel at ease. If you are staying in Naha, please try it.
- Address: Zip900-0032 Matsuyama 2-7-1, Naha city, Okinawa
- Open 19:00〜03:00
- Telephone: 098-917-2211
- Closed: Sunday
- Parking: None
- Price: 2,000 yen ~
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