I was a bit apprehensive about finding food to eat in Japan. Call me silly, but I just assumed I’d be surrounded by sushi. Although that was definitely true, I was pretty surprised at the non-seafood food scene. I couldn’t eat out at many restaurants while I was there because, per usual, I’m broke and on a budget, but I wasn’t forced to live on convenience store carbs either. Japan has much more variety in their marts and grocery stores than Korea– something that I was very pleased about. I took a particular liking to the goya (bitter melon) and cheap little seaweed salads that only cost a buck or two. In Korea, the various seaweed dishes are typically fermented and drenched in a not-so-tasty sour sauce, but Japan presented variety. Here’s what I ate while roadtripping in Okinawa.