Keihan (chicken rice)

Amami Oshima Island's most well-known local dish

Keihan is a classic homemade dish of Amami Oshima Island. It is made by pouring chicken broth over a bowl of rice topped with chicken, sliced egg, mushrooms, picked papaya, citrus zest, etc.
It is said that keihan originated more than 400 years ago as a dish served by Amami locals to visiting officials from the Satsuma Domain (present day Kagoshima).


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