This American-Japanese hybrid originated in sunny Okinawa, where the meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato sauce of tacos somehow ended up on a bed of white rice.
The result is surprisingly great. Even without the crunch of the taco shell, the flavor blends perfectly with the Japanese rice to create a hearty meal perfect for summer days.
Opened in 1956, Charlie’s Tacos has long been popular among Americans stationed in Okinawa. It’s been dubbed the first taco place in the prefecture.
Charlie’s Tacos, 4-11-5 Chuo, Okinawa 904-0004 Okinawa Prefecture;