Aug 22 2016


Category: Japanese FoodIchiban @ 2:18 pm

What’s your favorite onigiri?
Lately I’ve been having a lot of homemade ‘genmai’ (brown rice) onigiri to lose a bit of weight but when I’m on the run, I usually hit the 7/11 for a salmon onigiri.











Check out Micaela’s onigiri vid.





O-nigiri (お握り or 御握り; おにぎり?), also known as o-musubi (お結び; おむすび?), nigirimeshi (握り飯; にぎりめし?) or rice ball, is a Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or cylinder shapes and often wrapped in nori (seaweed). Traditionally, an onigiri is filled with pickled ume (umeboshi), salted salmon, katsuobushi, kombu, tarako, or any other salty or sour ingredient as a natural preservative. Because of the popularity of onigiri in Japan, most convenience stores stock their onigiri with various fillings and flavors. There are even specialized shops which only sell onigiri to take out. Due to its popularity in Japan, the trend of small restaurants and convenience stores selling onigiri has traveled to other parts of the world, such as Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Switzerland, Hawaii, New York City, London, Australia, Canada, and parts of California.


Jan 05 2016


Category: Japan Entertainment,Japanese FoodIchiban @ 2:30 pm

Artist Takayo Kiyota found her canvas in rice, turning sushi rolls into masterpieces. Kiyota has created 200 different sushi roll designs. (Reuters)


Jan 01 2011

Mochi Death

Category: Japan News,Japanese FoodIchiban @ 8:08 am

Update: 13 deaths reported from choking on mochi so far this year:
Each year on New Year’s Day or thereabouts many elderly people choke to death on mochi
Similar to how in Australia or other countries, people may die from drink driving or fatigue from long holiday trips.
So similar in fact that news on TV will report it in much the same fashion, like road deaths.
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Dec 30 2010


Category: Japan Related,Japanese FoodIchiban @ 8:19 am

Nothing like a hot nikuman to warm you up when you need a quick winter snack in Japan.