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Sata andagi
A finished sata andagi
TypeFried dough
Place of originJapan
Region or stateOkinawa
Main ingredientsFlour, sugar and eggs

Sata andagi (サーターアンダーギー, sātā andāgī) are sweet deep fried buns of dough similar to doughnuts (or the Portuguese malasada, or the Dutch oliebollen), native to Southern China then spread to the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. They are also popular in Hawaii, sometimes known there simply as andagi. Traditional Okinawan andagi is made by mixing flour, sugar and eggs. The ingredients are mixed into a ball and deep fried.[1][2]

Saataa means "sugar", while andaagii means "deep fried" ("oil" (anda) + "fried" (agii)) in Okinawan (satō and abura-age in Japanese.) It is also known as saataa andagii and saataa anragii.

Sata andagi are a part of Okinawan cuisine. Like most confectionery from the Ryukyu Islands, the techniques for making them are descended from a combination of Chinese and Japanese techniques.[3] They are typically prepared so that the outside is crispy and browned while the inside is light and cake-like.

See also


  1. ^ "A Baker's Dozen Amazing Global Doughnuts". 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  2. ^ Joe, Melinda (November 30, 2017). "Okinawan cuisine: The Japanese food you don't know". CNN. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  3. ^ Okinawan tourism site.