Food: Home Cookin' and General and japan15 Aug 2011 08:55 pm

While I love my space here at crazy white girl, I kind of felt like I was missing my audience on Okinawa centric blog posts. They get lost in the volume of posts from Edmonton, and I am certain that most of my readers from Canada do not give a damn about restaurants thousands of miles away.

So, since September last year (!) I have been trying to start a dedicated blog about food and restaurants in Okinawa as well as any other areas I may visit while I am here. It is hard going for English information on restaurants here – many of the blog posts by English speakers tend to be about restaurants close to the bases, and frankly, do not look that appetizing.

I enjoyed rebuilding a blog, especially one with a specific purpose. It took a long time, though, with many breaks as I contemplated my fate in this country.

Each post offers English information about the restaurant, as well as a map. I am hoping it will soon become a resource people can rely on. There are easy to browse sections by location, cuisine type and information about Japanese ingredients as well as shopping for food products and cooking in Okinawa. When comparing it to crazy white girl, there are bigger pictures, better tagging and more features about food in general here in Japan.

There are still a few glitches and changes I am making, so excuse any bits and bobs left lying around there as I move into my final preparations to really promote the hell out of this thing.

I will still be posting here about home cooking experiments, more general Japanese food tidbits and my travels, but most of my blog posts about Okinawan restaurants will now be posted on Eating Okinawa. If you are a regular reader, you will notice a lot of duplicate content up there so far, but from this point on it will be all new. So please be sure to visit for all your Okinawan food needs.

Think of it as a first year in Japan anniversary present to … ME!

4 Responses to “An Announcement”

  1. on 16 Aug 2011 at 4:11 am Kate

    YESSSSSS! Girl you are going to make me want to come back here with your restaurant posts. Congratulations!!! It looks SO good.

  2. on 16 Aug 2011 at 4:25 am Mark

    Awesome! Congratulations, Kelly. What a great idea. 🙂

  3. on 16 Aug 2011 at 10:21 pm sarra

    You are too awesome for words.

  4. on 24 Sep 2011 at 12:09 am pascale

    I am a middle aged mom who lives in upstate NY. I just found your blog while searching for recipes. It has really cheered me up, I feel I am traveling and experiencing life through your great posts and photos. Please keep them coming.