ONIGIRI IS A JAPANESE SOUL FOOD
In Japan, Onigiri is a very popular food like ramen and sushi. Onigiri is a simple handheld meal made with rice and fillings, and it's been being loved for a long time. There are fossils of onigiri from ancient ruins of 2000 years ago. Also, Samurai ate onigiri during battle as a quick power source. In the Edo era, people enjoyed onigiri for lunch on the farm and for picnics, just like in the U.S. It’s the Japanese version of an American sandwich.
The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (est. 1843–1846)
ONIGIRI vs SUSHI
Many people ask us about the difference between onigiri and sushi. Onigiri looks similar to sushi but it’s a different meal. Onigiri doesn’t use raw fish and sushi rice (flavored rice with vinegar seasonings). The characteristic triangle shape imitates the mountains where the Gods lived. Also, sushi is a special meal even in Japan, but onigiri is an ordinary everyday meal.
Various rices & fillings
Day to day
Sushi rice & raw fish (sashimi)
Onigiri is a handheld meal like a hamburger, sandwich, or burrito. You can eat onigiri anytime and anywhere. It's very convenient when you are busy. In Japan, people eat onigiri almost every day as a quick breakfast, lunch, snack, or late-night dinner.
Onigiri is made from rice. Rice is one of the most popular grains for a gluten-free diet.
Onigiri is a low-fat meal. Our combo meal has about 12.6 grams of fat (16% of the recommended daily allowance).
Onigiri contains many nutrient-rich ingredients such as rice, seaweed, miso, ume, and salmon. All our ingredients are great sources of energy, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.