#440 Taco Rice

This uniquely Japanese take on mexican food is a popular menu item in cafes.

It features the traditional sticky, short-grain rice as a base.

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Often topped with some interpretation of taco-flavoured mince, salsa, avocado, cheese and taco chips.

It is often credited as an “Okinawan food”.

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It first appeared in 1984 when Matsuzo Gibo introduced it at two of his cafes in Okinawa.

It’s been a hit with US military personnel and visitors to Okinawa and the popularity spread to mainland Japan too.

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