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Today’s onigiri location is here.

Sign

They recently opened their Ala Moana location in the food court. There was a lot of food to choose from but I was on an onigiri mission. I purchased two onigiri, one with umeboshi, and one with salted salmon.

Onigiri

The onigiri looked much neater and more atractive wrapped. Because the “filling” is on the outside, when I unwrapped the plastic wrap, they kind of fell apart (especially the salmon). I think if I wasn’t at home, I probably would have lost half of the filling. They tasted good, but the portability factor kind of failed.

I had the onigiri with nattō (for the squeamish, close your eye now).

Nattō!

In all its sticky, gooey, stinky glory.

Okay, you can open your eyes now.

I’m not sure about the taste but the Spam musubi didn’t look so appealing that I wanted to grab one. I may change my mind later.

The research continues! 🙂

Enjoy

P.S. There was a little mix-up in the posting schedule, my bad.

The Mouse

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I thought I wrote about this onigiri before (I can’t find it). Oh well, if you’ve already read about it, sorry, my bad.

This onigiri is from one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in town.

Maneki Neko

This huge onigiri has takuwan, Spam and seaweed tsukudani. Yum.

Onigiri

The Money Shot

This one onigiri has almost all (except for furikake and umeboshi, I think) of the different ingredients that would normally go into separate onigiri.

According to the restaurant manager, E, because they cook their rice the old school way (over an open flame instead of a rice cooker, even cold, the rice still tastes good (he’s right, in my opinion).

The search continues. 🙂

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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A friend has assigned a project for this blog. He wants my opinion on the best onigiri or omusubi (stop twisting my arm). So, from time to time, I’ll be testing and tasting the different onigiri I meet (I know, it’s a hard job, but someone has to do it). 😉

First up is an umeboshi onigiri made with brown rice.

Umeboshi Onigiri (Brown Rice)

I know, not much to look at; but since this is the first post of the series, for those of you that don’t know what an onigiri looks like, there it is. The onigiri was purchased at the Japanese warehouse membership market.

Umeboshi Onigiri (Brown Rice)

The umeboshi was very large and very tart (in a good way). The brown rice did not stick together very well, so after one bite the onigiri fell apart and I finished it with a fork. The brown rice made the onigiri healthy but not very practical to eat on the run (or standing up).

The search continues.

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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Umeboshi Paste

I found this at the Japanese market the other day.

Umeboshi Paste

It’s umeboshi paste. What a great idea. I can put it on foods that do not lend themselves to the actual umeboshi (think eggs, hot dogs, hamburgers, sorry got a little carried away). I could seed the umeboshi to make a topping or filling but the paste seems so much easier.

Umeboshi Paste on Spam Musubi

I tested the paste on a spam musubi from one of my favorite Japanese restaurants. Very good. If you look closely, there are bits of umeboshi within the paste (it’s not just paste). A nice touch.

The possibilities are endless. I’ll be in research for a while. 🙂

Enjoy.

The Mouse

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