rice balls

The polite way to eat onigiri rice balls sparks debate online

Even the humble onigiri isn’t safe from the complexities of Japanese etiquette.

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In celebration of Onigiri Day, we compare rice balls from three different convenience stores

Which conbini makes the best salmon rice ball: 7-Eleven, Family Mart, or Lawson?

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Japan’s new hyper-realistic food model is specifically designed to get your coworkers to shut up

Company behind Cup Noodle creates a bit of culinary camouflage to keep your meal from being the topic of unwanted conversations.

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Beyond rice balls: How to make an edible onigiri rice cat【Video】

Innovative chef shows us how to create a feline friend who’s cute and delicious to boot.

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Japan now has sweet onigiri cakes and they’re absolutely delicious

We try eight of the new Omusubi sweets that people in Japan are going crazy for right now. 

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Tapioca onigiri brings boba to the world of rice balls

People in Japan are going crazy for boba ball rice balls.

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The 10 best types of onigiri rice balls to try in Japan【Survey】

The country’s favorite portable food is your best friend while traveling in Japan, and here are 10 types to become buddies with.

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Supermarket comes up with ingenious way to market onigiri rice balls to non-Japanese customers

Personal endorsements from internationally famous faces help bring down cultural barriers.

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The world’s most famous sushi restaurant sells seaweed too, so we made nori rice balls with it

Mr. Sato whips up a batch of onigiri with a little help from Sukibayashi Jiro.

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“They slipped 10,000-yen bills into rice balls” — Bizarre election corruption in Aomori revealed

It’s so bad that the region is now slang for “corrupt election.”

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Drinkable rice balls appear in Japan, allow you to chug the country’s favorite snack on the go

Onigiri cross over into the beverage world in this revolutionary taste test.

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Massive 1-kilogram (2.2-pound) rice ball on sale in Japan, perfect for eating or self-defense

Reasonably priced and perfect for those who enjoy their snacks comically large.

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Chinese company’s employees eat out of a urinal to prove how much they value hygiene【Video】

Apparently this Chinese tea company takes sanitation very seriously.

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We try out “instant rice balls”, prepared with water, to see if they’re actually tasty

These rice balls are meant to be cooked easily and to last for a long time…but do they sacrifice flavor for function?

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Reserve a spot at Michelin award-winning Waranokura for an unforgettable udon experience

Our Japanese reporter investigates the Michelin-recommended udon restaurant and nabs one of their precious thirty meals per day.
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Gyoza rice balls are here, and everyone agrees they look awesome, but are they? 【Taste Test】

We find out if gyoza onigiri is the match made in heaven everyone is expecting.

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It’s a Japanese boxed lunch in the palm of your hand with the new bento rice ball

Convenience store’s deluxe onigiri is a bento boxed lunch you can eat with one hand.

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Tokyo’s biggest, craziest rice ball is both a 2.2-pound monstrosity and great value

You’ll want both hands free and stomach empty before digging into this onigiri behemoth.

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Want onigiri? Just add water to Onisi Foods’ new rice balls!

We’ve all heard of instant noodles; now it’s time for instant rice balls. Or…sort of instant.

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Cool onigiri holders from Japan let you carry your rice balls in style

Handmade leather accessories are specially designed for Japan’s greatest, healthiest convenience store snack.

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