Thick Slice Beef Tongue Onigiri

Brand: Onigiri Shop Cost: 189 yen Found at: 7-11   Sometimes, you feel a little fancy. Sometimes, you feel like slumming it. And when you feel like having it both ways, there’s beef tongue onigiri. It has all the fancy trimmings and ornate packaging of a much fancier cut, but is still, nevertheless the humble... Continue Reading →

Rice and Crab Meat Onigiri

Brand: Kiwami Cost: 276 yen Found at: Lawson (I think) I keep pretending that I am a hard, rugged, outdoors girl. It’s become a burdensome chip on my shoulder that I can’t quite shake – whenever someone complains about city life or work expectations, I roll my eyes and remember the time I had it... Continue Reading →

Eel Onigiri

Brand: Bellmart? Cost: 250 yen Found at: Tokyo Station Bellmart   I took my grandparents to a sushi restaurant about ten years ago. It was a new restaurant in the international hub of Peoria, Illinois and after two weeks of hamburgers and casseroles and pizza, my wimpy little West Coast self was willing to risk... Continue Reading →

Japanese Omlette and Cod Roe Onigiri

Brand: Bellmart? Cost: 240 yen Found at: Tokyo Station Bellmart You can’t just eat any old onigiri on the Narita express. Then again, I’m not sure that you are really supposed to eat anything on the Narita express. I’ve never been explicitly told not to eat on public transportation in Japan, but I’ve also never seen... Continue Reading →

Minced Chicken and Pork Meatloaf

Brand: Family Mart Cost: 150 yen Found At: Family Mart There is nothing like an unidentifiable loaf of animal flesh on a bed of rice and mayonnaise to bring out your inner gourmand. It’s my own fault from straying from the path of tuna mayonnaise, salmon flakes, pickled plum and all the other old standbys... Continue Reading →

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