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Taco rice omelet had humble start in Onna

Date Posted: 2010-09-02

There are plenty of shops and restaurants across Okinawa that loudly tout their omutaco, or taco rice omelet, but only one –Kijimunaa originally from Onna Village—can lay claim to being the original.

Kijimunaa opened its doors in 2003, and has become the focal point of the simple dish created by placing egg atop a simple taco rice dish. Handmade, the restaurant’s owners wanted to create a tasty product at an inexpensive price that both Japanese and Americans would enjoy. It quickly became popular, and was even promoted on a nationwide television program. That, coupled with word of mouth, made omutaco, the taco rice with omelet, an Okinawa favorite.

An Omutaco dish costs ¥750. Other popular dishes on the menu include taco rice (¥650), taco rice and avocado the restaurant calls “avotaco” (¥830) and taco rice and chili beans (¥650).

Omutako’s best described as a blending of Okinawan and American culture, and is so popular it was registered with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Not many hungry Kijimunaa patrons care, but the registry number is 5115805; when you see the certificate, you’ll know you are eating the genuine omutako.

The newest Kijimunaa restaurant is located on the 2nd floor of building C in the new Depot Island shopping complex in Mihama. Kijimunaa is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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