Soki
A bowl of sōki soba noodles
Region or stateOkinawa Prefecture, Japan
Main ingredientsSpare ribs

Soki (Okinawan: ソーキ sooki) is a specialty of the cuisine of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Soki are (usually boneless) stewed pork spare ribs, with the cartilage still attached.[1] They are often served with Okinawa soba (called suba).[2][3]

Dishes

Soki soba

Okinawa soba with stewed soki on top. The soki are prepared by first boiling to remove excess fat, then stewing in a mixture of awamori (to soften the meat), soy sauce, and sugar for three to four hours. They are then placed in a bowl of Okinawa soba.

Soki jiru

Soup containing soki, konbu (edible seaweed), and daikon (Japanese radish), with salt and soy sauce for flavoring. The soki are first boiled to remove excess fat and drippings, then stewed in the soup until tender.

In mainland Japan, konbu is usually used just for flavoring and then discarded[dubious ], but a distinctive feature of Okinawan soups is that the konbu is left in.

References

  1. ^ "Simmer Your Pork Belly in Smoky Raw Sugar and Okinawan Shochu". Saveur. 2021-03-19. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  2. ^ "Story behind Okinawa's one-of-a-kind soba". Stripes Okinawa. 2021-04-01. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  3. ^ Nast, Condé (2019-11-05). "An Okinawa Childhood Spent With a Snorkel and Bowls of Soba". Bon Appétit. Retrieved 2021-09-21.