Saving the Serpentine Soup of Ryukyu

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on September 26, 2022 Available until September 26, 2023

On this episode, we go to Kitanakagusuku Village in Okinawa Prefecture to meet US-born Alex Hopson, who works at a restaurant that serves a kind of soup with an unusual main ingredient - venomous sea snake! It's a dish that dates back to when the Ryukyu Kingdom ruled over Okinawa. Alex has made it his mission to preserve this unique soup and the local culinary culture. We also visit a language school in Hiroshima Prefecture where Benjamin Stringer, also from the US, cleverly combines English and piano lessons.

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