Until taco rice becomes a staple of Japanese dining tables
This time, we will introduce the history of taco rice and how it became a staple food in Japan.
If you’re curious about the origins of this dish and why it’s so popular in Japan, read on.
History of taco rice
Taco rice is an Okinawan dish of rice topped with various toppings such as taco meat, salsa, cheese, and sour cream.
Serve with a tomato-based salsa (Spanish for “sauce”). Born in Kin Town, Okinawa Prefecture in 1984.
How tacos landed in Japan
There are several theories about how tacos came to Japan.
According to one theory, it was brought to Japan by American soldiers stationed in Japan after World War II.
There is also a theory that it was introduced by Mexican immigrants who came to Japan in the 1970s.
How to make taco rice
If you want to make taco rice at home, there are a few things you will need.
First, you need boiled rice. Either white rice or brown rice is fine.
The second requires toppings such as taco meat, salsa, cheese, and sour cream.
For the third, you need a tablespoon of oil.
Where can you eat taco rice in Tokyo?
Taco rice is an Okinawan dish, so you can enjoy it at restaurants specializing in Okinawan cuisine.
Okinawan restaurants in Tokyo
Of course, since you have come all the way to Japan, if you have the chance, please go to Okinawa and enjoy the local flavors.