CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO
Onigiri means a triangular shaped “rice ball” in Japanese and it is a typical lunch food that Japanese people take in their lunch box.
Left: Onigiri bought at “CO-OP”
Right: Onigiri bought at LAWSON Convenience Store
You can make onigiri at home, but you can also find them at convenience stores and supermarkets. Salmon is my favorite!
All the pictures on here was taken by wonderful Aviva. She even took the picture to explain how to unwrap the package. Numbers to show how to unwrap are printed on the plastic package.
There are a lot other kinds as well. Below is some examples of other kinds of onigiri.
Left: Fried Rice
Middle: Salmon and Sesame
Right: Jushi (Okinawa Pork Rice)
I bought some frozen onigiri as well. You just stick them in a microwave and there is your warm onigiri!
Left: Brown rice
Middle: Baked with soy sauce
Right: Brown rice and baked onigiris on a plate
I had an onigiri tasting with my friends. It was so much fun to try many different kinds of onigiri at once!!
We all were stuffed after eating rice after rice.
I made my friends rate the onigiri. When I shop on-line or find recipes on-line, I like checking stars and reading reviews. Here is our review. This rating is based on my and my friends preference, so you might not agree with us and that’s fine. Give us your recommendation!
Here’s the result:
Salmon☆☆☆☆ Everyone liked it.
Salmon mayonnaise☆☆☆ If you don’t like mayonnaise, regular salmon is better.
Tuna mayonnaise☆☆☆ Pretty good. It’s like tuna salad inside rice ball.
Miso paste☆☆☆☆ Sweet red miso is inside. Many liked it.
Meat☆☆☆ It was okay. It’s kind of like taco meat inside a rice ball.
Plum☆ Some didn’t enjoy this at all. I like it because I’m Japanese and I’m used to the taste.
Konbu (Seaweed)☆☆☆☆☆ Everyone liked it. Some said that this was their favorite.
Fried Rice☆☆☆ Pretty good.
Salmon and Sesame☆☆☆☆☆ Some said this one was one of the best. Very tasty.
Brown rice ☆☆☆☆ The rice is cooked with red beans. Some liked it, some weren’t too crazy about it.
Baked with soy sauce☆☆☆☆ A few said that it was okay. I LOVE this onigiri. If you like Japanese rice crackers, you’ll like this one as well.
Below is side dishes for our carbohydrates.
Left: The one on the left is cooked radish, black one in the middle is hijiki seaweed with carrots and pork, the one on the right is burdock roots called kipira gobo.
Right: Vegetable tempura
Rice fills you up fast. We all were pretty full after the onigiri tasting. It was fun!
GOCHISOSAMA!!! (Thanks for the meal!)