The coastal Teruma district is close to the Mid-Sea Road
and a major producer of Okinawa’s famous beegu (the common rush plant).

In addition to its traditional use in living spaces, such as for tatami,
beegu is now also being used for clothing and food.

Beegu has recently been garnering more attention as a nutritious food,
and there are now desserts being made with beegu as local specialty products.

“Uruma Granola (Okinawan beegu and tropical fruit)” is popular for being delicious and healthy.
The granola is blended with dragon fruit, which is rich in vitamins and minerals, making it easy to eat.

Made by Jotaro Hayashi of Earth in the Box, who says that
he was inspired to include beegu when he found out that it is a “locally produced,
nutritious ingredient rich in dietary fibers, vitamins, and minerals.”

“Teruma Beegu Cheesecake” of the popular “hinata cafe”.

This cheesecake is rich in flavor with its combination of beegu and cheese
and has a faint aroma of beegu that is refreshing.

“The cheesecake is also popular with customers from the mainland.
They tell me that they find comfort in the smell of the rush,” says Waka Agena.

Beegu is a very idiosyncratic type of ingredient,
and it was a process of trial and error to achieve the ideal texture and flavor.

This item is a baked good from Patisserie R, the pastry branch of Restaurant BBR.

They offer a wide variety of pastries, such as sablée, snowballs, castellas, and gugelhupf.

“Ever since we opened 14 years ago, we have been striving to provide delicious food using local ingredients. We make sure to use fish that was caught within the city’s seaports and local vegetables,” says Zukeran, the chef.

What has been introduced here is only a small sample of meals that use beegu.

There are many other products available – be sure to try them!

Be healthier and more beautiful with “beegu”, a nutritious Uruma food!

Be healthier and more beautiful with “beegu”, a nutritious Uruma food!

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"Uruma Granola (Okinawan beegu and tropical fruit)" and "Teruma Beegu Cheesecake" are available at: 
hinata cafe

hinata cafe

Address: 274-1 Taba, Uruma-shi, Okinawa, Japan

Telephone: 098-989-3896

Hours: 11:30-19:00

Closed on Tuesdays

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Patisserie R

Address: 305 Ota, Uruma-shi, Okinawa, Japan

Telephone: 098-973-1234

Hours: 11:45-21:00

Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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2018, February.2