Monday, September 25, 2006

Fresh Sugar Cane!

As we traveled back from the beach Monday afternoon, we passed a man who was working on his sugar cane field. We talked with him for a moment, asking about his work. Yoshi was there to translate for us, and afterwards, he cut a piece of the cane and gave it to us to eat. I thought that it would be sweeter, like a candy bar, but this was fresh stuff. It was sweet but not overpowering. For some of us, this was the first time eating sugar fresh off the cane. It was a great learning experience for all of us. Okinawa is known for two things that are grown here, Sugar Cane and Sweet Potato. Both, are exported all around the Japanese Islands.

1 comment:

bboycookie said...

Dont think i have ever tasted sugar cane straight from the cane.