After spending half a day at the American Village in Chatan, I went down to a chic little doughnut shop- Ball Donut Park, located on Kokusai’s side street, for a bit of an afternoon treat. As the name implies, the doughnuts come in a bite-size ball shape. Moreover, the donuts are made to order. These gourmet doughnuts come in various fun flavors such as tropical, apple cinnamon, and taco … yes, I said taco, the first of its kind doughnut with meat in Japan.
I settled for the store’s bestselling flavor, ‘lemon and sugar,’ and I can see why it’s the bestseller. It smelled like lemon muffins fresh out of the oven. It was light, citrusy, and sweet; it had the right amount of lemon and sugar. The doughnuts had a chewier texture than the standard donut rings, not greasy. I fell in love with these doughnuts at first bite.
Lemon and sugar
single: 420 yen (8 balls)
double: 770 yen (16 balls)
I wished I had visited this place at the beginning of my trip; then, I would have had more time to go back for more.
Ball Donut Park
Telephone: +81 98-988-9249
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 20:00 p.m.
Address: 1 Chome-1-３９ Makishi, Naha, Okinawa Prefecture 900-0013, Japan