March 29, 2010

Where Am I?


This is a type of doughnut called 'Sata-Anda-Gi.' It means 'Sugar(Sata),' 'Oil(Anda,' and 'Fry(Agi)' in a regional dialect. There are actually a lot of people from this region living in Tokorozawa.

I made these last week for some of my co-workers. Both my grandma and mom used to make these for us as a snack when I was little and still living there. I can't make it as well as them but they turned out okay. I think I ate at least 1/4 of the batch. They were really good!

So...can you guess where I am right now? This place is famous for their Soki Soba, a type of noodle, and Awamori, an alcoholic beverage.

8 comments:

Tash said...

Hi - these look just like Croatian Ustipci my grandmother used to make. Oil, flour-egg based dough, frying and sprinkled with powder sugar - totally delicious. Nice of you to prepare that for co-workers.
I very much enjoyed seeing yesterday's airplane photo and I learned something new.

Tall Gary said...

Okinawa!

Tall Gary said...

Those Sata-Anda-Gi do look good.

Is it well known in Japan that that most Japanese of musical instruments, the shamisen, has its origin in the sanshin of the Ryûkyû Kingdom (Okinawa)?

For five minutes we can almost feel like we are there with you if we click here.

Lois said...

They look delicious!

Al said...

I have no idea where you are, but your photos are making me hungry!

Louis la Vache said...

These remind «Louis» of beignets, a fried dough common in Louisiana and of French origin.

VP said...

They look familiar, I'd be curious to know more about these. Probably ours are more alike the ones described by Tash...

Kaori said...

Hi all, thank you for all the comments! Gary is right, I was in Okinawa :D

I see you all have your own version of Sata Andagi! I'd love to try it.

Gary, my grandpa plays the Jyamisen, a type of shamisen made from snakeskin, so I'm familiar with it. Okinawan culture is also famous throughout Japan so I think it is well known :)

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