Yummy Japan: OnigiriPosted: January 4, 2012
“Onigiri” is a Japanese rice ball. They are the number one food here for people on the go, and they’re delicious!
Costing around $1.25 US, these morsels appear in convenience stores on every street corner.
Yes, most of the time, it’s not an actual ball. They come mostly in this triangle shape because they are easy to eat!
If you’ve never tried seaweed, don’t worry! You’re in luck! They also have a few select onigiri here that use egg as the wrapping, and boy are they delicious! Some onigiri also come without a wrapping.
Common fillings for the onigiri:
- Cooked salmon
- Fish eggs
- “Sea Chicken” or what we Americans think of as “tunafish”
- Barbecue Eel
- Chicken and ketchup (not kidding)
- CURRY and CHEESE …I found this one today! So delicious!
That’s all for today! Why not try making onigiri at home? Check out this recipe for an easy way to enjoy the classic Japanese alternative to the sandwich, and have some delicious, healthy food for lunch tomorrow (disclaimer: the health benefits of curry and cheese are currently under investigation).