In Okinawa, there’s a dish called Okinawa Suppon Nabe. A hot pot stew featuring Soft Shelled Turtles, which is also found in other parts of Japan. Personally I haven’t tried turtle before. I heard the suppon cuisine actually originated from China dating back more than 5000 years ago and it is believed to have several health benefits. In Japan, turtle is considered to very a type of very high quality food. It’s supposed to help with sexual stamina, giving especially men, more energy plus it’s good for the skin to boost collagen. On the streets of Naha’s Kokusaidori, they had some turtles bagged in red netting. The box was just outside one of the restaurants with many board signs advertising their dishes.