Onigiri: the essential rice balls おにぎり

  • Published on : 15/09/2019
  • by : C.L. / I.D.O.
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Rice in all its forms

Onigiri (rice balls) also called omusubu, are to the Japanese what sandwiches are to the French: a practical, inexpensive snack that sticks well. On the market, they tend to be triangular in shape, while homemade dumplings often have more rounded shapes. Discover this Japanese snack with us ...

Considered too ordinary a product, the first konbini (in this case the 7-Eleven, the first store of this chain opened in 1974 in Tokyo) initially, did not offer the menu. It was not until 1978 that they appeared on the shelves of some 7-Elevens and it was not until 1983, with the invention of the tuna-mayonnaise onigiri, captivating the hearts of Onigiri lovers. 

Very inexpensive (from ¥ 100, approximately $.90/.75€ ), nutritious (the onigiri rice is indeed very compact), and now filled with a wide variety of ingredients, they have become everyone's favorite snack or food to go.

L'onigiri originel

L'onigiri à la prune (ume) reste tout de même le plus vendu.

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