It’s been awhile since the last post about onigiri or musubi. The last one was over a month ago.
Anyway, today’s onigiri came from here.
I know what you’re thinking, but don’t knock it until you try it. The local stores were advertising one dollar musubi for sale. A pretty good deal now a days.
Turns out, the sale was for fried rice musubi (not Spam musubi). That’s okay, I like fried rice musubi too (actually, I like most varieties of musubi). Sorry, the pictures are a little blurry (need to get a small tripod).
Anyway, the fried rice musubi had bits of carrot and bacon (no char siu). There was good news and bad news for this musubi.
First the bad news. The texture of the fried rice was that it didn’t stick together very well (I had to eat it on a plate with a fork). So, for hand held portability, it failed. Now the good news. Taste wise it was pretty awesome (almost everything is good with bacon). The rice was not mushy (that’s why I couldn’t eat it “on the run”). The egg omelet was also pretty good. So as far as fried rice goes, it’s right up there.
Since I was there, I also picked-up one steamed char siu manapua.
Small kid time, char siu manapua was my first taste of “dim sum”. It must have made a lasting impression because it’s still my favorite (not baked, not the fancy “dim sum” varieties, not even the fancy steamed manapua). Large sized local style steamed manapua. There’s probably no redeeming nutritional value to steamed manapua (white flour and roast pork), but it makes me happy.
This one wasn’t bad. The taste was a little sweeter than I’m used to, and there were bits of fat that wasn’t too appetizing, but all in all, not bad.
I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to get these, but that’s the nature of 7-Eleven stores anyway, convenience and accessibility.