Sign in for a personalized experience.
Japan Guide Homepage
Travel
Living
Forum
Restaurants
Shopping
Jobs
Friends
Question Forum
-
Classifieds
-
Friends
-
Language Exchange
-
Tutors
-
Schools
-
Member Area

Home - Question Forum
Onigiri?

ask a new question  -  post a reaction

Dear visitor, if you know the answer to this question,
please post it. Thank you!

Note that this thread has not been updated in a long time, and its content might not be up-to-date anymore.

Onigiri? 2011/9/3 06:20
United States
Where can I find Onigiri in the U.S.? Because I am very obsessive about them lol. I just want to try them. Thanks!
by Tapion  

? 2011/9/3 13:07
Cook some rice and make them yourself. Go to the supermarket and buy some seaweed wraps.

There you go!

There's no real mystery to making onigiri. Hot rice, a little salt, whatever filling floats your boat, and water on your hands to keep the rice from sticking to you.

If you're lazy, you can buy an onigiri mold.
http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E4%B8%87%E5%8F%A4%E7%84%BC-%E9%99%B6%E8%A3%BD...

by kyototrans rate this post as useful

. 2011/9/3 18:02
Tapion,

Since you say "I want to try them" I assume you've never eaten one before. If so, I can understand that you want to have it made by someone else as you wouldn't know if you're making it right or not.

As suggested, anyone can make onigiri. Go to a Japanese restaurant and make a request. Just Google your city or state name along with keywords like "Japanese restaurant" and I'm sure you'd find some place nice.

by Uco (guest) rate this post as useful

Where Do You Live in the U.S.? 2011/9/3 21:43
If you live in some area that has a decent-size Japanese supermarket, you can usually buy them there in the fresh foods or deli take-out section. These will be just like the ones you buy in Japan, like at a convenience store.

I hate to say it, but a lot of Japanese restaurants in the U.S. might not even know how to make a proper onigiri. There are vast regions of "heartland" that do not have a Japanese restaurant, and where you do find one, it may very well be operated by non-Japanese and might not even have a cook who is trained in Japan. They survive by learning how to fix a limited number of items on a menu adapted to American tastes. (Headlined by chicken teriyaki and sushi specialty rolls.)

If you really haven't tried onigiri and are truly obsessive, then by all means, you simply must get yourself to Japan! There you can try all sorts of them. It would be kind of a fun theme for a pilgrimage, although you might find quickly yourself seduced by other things.

by Uma (guest) rate this post as useful

Mitsuwa Spermarket 2011/9/4 04:02
Go to Mitsuwa Supermarket on the river.
http://mitsuwanj.com/en/
They have just about every Japanese foods including origiri, bento, and restaurants. Other stores in the complex have other things Japanese, books, chawans, gifts, toys, drugs, etc.
by amazinga (guest) rate this post as useful

reply to this thread

Advertisement

Online Reservations
Hotel
 
Car
 
Flight
 
Bus

(check-in)

Related Pages
Message Boards
  Question Forum
  Travel Reports

Classified Ads
  Friends
  Language Schools
  Language Tutors
  Language Exchange
  Accommodation
  Travel Guide
  Other Services
  Moving Sales
  Events

Travel
Living
Japan A-Z
Community
Sightseeing
Accommodation
Transportation
Shopping
Essentials
Regions
Prefectures
Cities
Working
Studying
Living Cost
Apartments
Arts and Crafts
Entertainment
History
Religion
Etiquette
Food
Language
Tradition
Question Forum
Classifieds
Trip Reports
Member Area
Sightseeing Guide
Hokkaido
Sapporo
Otaru
Hakodate
Noboribetsu
Niseko
Furano
Daisetsuzan
Shiretoko
more...
Tohoku
Sendai
Matsushima
Hiraizumi
Hachimantai
Hirosaki
Lake Towada
Dewa Sanzan
Aizu
more...
Kanto
Tokyo
Yokohama
Kamakura
Hakone
Nikko
Kawagoe
Kusatsu
Narita
more...
Chubu
Nagoya
Mount Fuji
Izu Peninsula
Matsumoto
Kiso Valley
Takayama
Shirakawa-go
Kanazawa
more...
Kansai
Kyoto
Osaka
Nara
Kobe
Himeji
Mount Koya
Kumano
Ise Shima
more...
Chugoku
Hiroshima
Miyajima
Okayama
Kurashiki
Tottori
Matsue
Iwakuni
Hagi
more...
Shikoku
Takamatsu
Kotohira
Naoshima
Matsuyama
Kochi
Tokushima
Naruto
Iya Valley
more...
Kyushu
Fukuoka
Nagasaki
Kumamoto
Mount Aso
Beppu
Kagoshima
Kirishima
Yakushima
more...
Okinawa
Honto
Kume
Miyako
Yaeyama
Copyright © 1996-2014 japan-guide.com All rights reserved
home - site map - privacy policy - terms of use - contact - employment - Lɂ‚ - advertising