rice balls

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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Origami onigiri: the art of paper folding meets rice balls to make munchable masterpieces【Video】

The highest art form is always one that you can eat.

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Man dies after participating in onigiri speed-eating contest in Japan

The incident occurred at a festival in Shiga Prefecture last week.

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Eating a rice ball? You could feed five hungry kids just by sharing a photo for charity campaign

Onigiri Action World Food Day campaign is donating meals to children in Africa and Asia for every rice ball photo shared online with its hashtag.

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Pokémon characters come to life in adorable food art collection

From Eevee to Jigglypuff and Psyduck, this edible Pokemon collection is the cutest we’ve ever seen!

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We make salt from our reporter’s sweat, then taste the world’s first Mr. Sato Salt rice balls

In Japan, rice balls can be flavored with almost anything, so we decided to make some from the most exclusive seasoning of all: salt made from Mr. Sato’s sweat!

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The fastest way to open an onigiri will only take one second 【Video】

There isn’t enough praise we can give to Japanese convenience stores because they provide exactly what their name suggests, convenience. They stock all sorts of snack foods, expertly pre-prepared meals, and a wide selection of delicious rice balls. Those tasty onigiri are the perfect snack, portable, tasty and with very little waste.

But sometimes you are just so hungry that you need to be eating that onigiri right then and there. You try to quickly open the package, but it all just gets mangled instead. Fear not! RocketNews24 will show you how to open an onigiri in only one second. You won’t want to miss this video after the jump.

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Japan Railways recently revealed ramen-style rice balls in its convenience stores

Walk into any Japanese convenience store or supermarket, and you’ll find a row of rice balls waiting. You can always count on the old standards, such as salmon, pickled plum, and spicy cod roe being represented, but each store also sets aside a bit of shelf space for unique, limited-time versions as well.

In the past, this form of carbohydrate-packed one-upmanship has given us such wonders as the bacon cheeseburger musubi and headscratchers as the fish butt onigiri (musubi being one of the Japanese words for “rice ball,” and onigiri the other). It’s always a flip of the culinary coin whether these outside-the-box rice balls are going to be a hit or a miss, but when we heard about ramen-style onigiri, we were immediately onboard.

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