Sunday, August 14, 2005

Goya - the popular Okinawan Vegetable

Goya is so popular in Okinawa. It grows all year long. People either love or hate it. It is really bitter. In fact, in english is it called "bitter melon". But, it is filled with all kinds of vitamins and nutrients. People say, if you work in the heat, Goya gives you energy. Goya is packed with all the good stuff your body needs. My next door neighbor grows it in her garden. I wanted to take a picture of her in her garden, but she said "eei", which means no. Well, this is your Okinawa lesson for the day. God bless everyone. Pastor Tommy

1 comment:

GEN said...

Hi, Tom.
I love Goya very much !!
2years ago, I tried to cultivate fields(very small fields)and tried to grow Goya.
Oh, I have evere seen Goya in China, and Thailand, and Philippines. They have various shape, but really bitter in the same way