Enjoy Asian Sweets at an Ocean-view café in Okinawa; “Café Curcuma”

Written by SweetsHunter-TsukiUsagi
30 Apr 2018
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Visited Asian Herb restaurant Café Curcuma located in the southern part of Okinawa!
This is a restaurant that offers authentic Thai dishes, and in fact, it is certified as one of “Thai Select” restaurants by the Thai Ministry of Commerce.
In this trip, I visited to the café to enjoy their delicious sweets and breathtaking ocean view.

※Japanese name:カフェ くるくま。

“Curcuma” Signboard
“Curcuma” Signboard

From even its entrance, you can tell that there is something unique about the Café Curcuma.

Spacious entrance
Spacious entrance

Once inside, there were meteorites and dinosaurs bones (seemed like replicas) on display. Not sure why they were there but definitely an interesting place.

He is a man of unique character too.

A man holding a menu
A man holding a menu

Inside the restaurant, it smelt so good with spices filling the air.
It was too bad that I could not take any pictures inside since the place was too crowded.

We headed straight to the long-admired terrace seats since our purpose was to try their desserts.
(Please remember that the terrace seats are only available for those ordering desserts but not meals!)

Terrace seats
Terrace seats

Nothing but an ocean in front of eyes. Such a stunning view.
Since the restaurant is built on a hill, you can overlook the vast ocean.

Terrace seats
Terrace seats

Like shown in the picture, there is a long terrace table outside.

Yes, it’s Sweets Time!

Among some options for dessert on the menu, I chose their signature “Curcuma Zenzai (Japanese sweet with bean-and-mochi resembling porridge) and my friend ordered a piece of Lemon Yogurt cake.

Curcuma Zenzai ¥420
Curcuma Zenzai ¥420

Asian Sweet with colorful mochi and tapioca in coconut milk.

These mochi are made with ingredients such as turmeric, seasonal herbs and hibiscus and that’s why they are so colorful.

Colorful mochi
Colorful mochi

A great combination of chewy mochi and scent of coconut milk. Simply yummy.
I bet the great scenery makes this dish 30% more delightful!

Passion Fruit Juice ¥420
Passion Fruit Juice ¥420

For a drink, I chose passion fruit juice that had slightly unique color.
Refreshingly sour and delicious.

Lemon Yogurt Cake ¥420
Lemon Yogurt Cake ¥420

I also tried a little bit of my friend’s cake, which actually smelt really nice with the refreshing sourness of lemon and rich and creamy yogurt. Of course, it was delicious with light aftertaste.

Beautiful sea view
Beautiful sea view

Though the restaurant was fairly busy, most of the customers stayed inside enjoying their Thai dishes. So, to my surprise, there were many seats available on the terrace and we were able to spend a good quality time there.

Looking at the spectacular scenery in front of my eyes, I almost got this sudden urge that I wanted to stay there forever.

Basic information on Café Curcuma

Asian Herb Restaurant Café Curcuma

Address
1190 Chinen Chinen, Nanjo City, Okinawa
Tel
098-949-1189
Open
【October-March】10:00 am to 7:00 pm (Last order by 6:00 pm)
【April –September】 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Last order by 7:00 pm)
【Tuesdays】 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Last order by 5:00 pm)
Closed
Open 365 days