What magic a little bit of sugar, flour, and oil can do

Sa-ta-andagii is the Okinawan version of donuts, but much more solid and chrunchy than its American cousin. In Yaeyama dialect, Sa-ta means sugar, and andagii means ‘deep-fried in oil’, so its name literally means deep-fried sugar.

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Sayoko’s shop is one of the most beloved donut place that offers freshly deep-fried Sa-ta-andagii around 11 or 12 o’clock every day (closed on Sundays), and they are usually sold out by 3 or 4 pm in the afternoon. It comes in many different flavors, the most popular ones are plain and black sugar, but my personal favorite is those with cinnamon sugar rolled onto its surface. You can also get Sa-ta-andagii at the shops inside Ishigaki Ferry Terminal and JA’s Yuratiku Ichiba supermarket, but what can beat the freshly deep-fried donut balls just out of the oil pot?

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Sayoko-no-mise  (Sayoko’s donut shop)

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Time

10:00until all sold out

Close on

Sunday

Recommendation

Plain, Black sugar and Cinnamon

Contact

0980-83-6088

Address

縄県石垣市字登野城170

170 Tonoshiro, Ishigaki

  • Better go around noon to get freshly deep-fried donuts.
  • 5 min walk from 730 interaction.
  • Parking lots available

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