Nov 5

Onigiri Oblations

in Japan

I love onigiri. So does Squirrel. Onigiri (御握り; おにぎり) is a Japanese rice ball snack–mmmm. These rice balls are often shaped into triangles or rounds and have a variety of fillings and are often wrapped with a sheet of nori, or seaweed. However they can also be simple balls/triangles of rice that are dipped in soy sauce and grilled. My favorite fillings are tuna with mayo and raw tuna with wasabi.
Onigiri are very popular in Japan. They are a common item in Japanese bentos (like a kind of Japanese style lunch box), convenience stores sell a variety of onigiri, you can buy them frozen at the grocery store in Japan (just heat them up in your microwave or oven and they’re ready to eat), and onigiri has even earned its own cartoon character.

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Roggey November 7, 2007 at 9:54 am

oh! I adore onigiri! My cousin shipped some over (she’s in Amagasaki, Hyogo-ken) when she sent me some furikake. We’ve got one Japanese restaurant where I live, but I rarely get a chance to visit it. I may have to this weekend now that I’m thinking of onigiri =)


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