Jul 26

Posted by Benjamin Martin, a JET from 2008-2013 in Okinawa, publisher of the blog MoreThingsJapanese.com and author of the award-winning YA fantasy series Samurai Awakening (Tuttle).

Fu ChanpuruAfter nearly five years living in Okinawa, my favorite food is still Fu Chanpuru.  While it might sound like part of a martial art, Fu is actually wheat gluten (so steer clear gluten intolerant people… sorry! you’re missing out).  In Okinawa, you can buy Fu in packages, either in long roles, or in more compact forms.  Fu is baked and dry, so you will have to hydrate it before use.


  • 72g Fu- gluten
  • 1 carrot cut into thin slices
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 packet mushrooms
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 small cabbage
  • 170g meat (sausage, pork, etc)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3tbsn soy sauce
  • 1tbsn garlic powder +extra
  • 1tsp salt
  • 2 packets dashi
  • 3 small chingensai plants, cleaned and chopped (optional)
  • water
  • 2tbsn Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Visit MoreThingsJapanese.com for the full recipe.

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