Saturday, June 24, 2006
Onigiri also known as Omusubi is a Japanese rice ball snack most commonly formed into triangle or oval shapes and wrapped in seaweed. Traditionally, the onigiri is filled with umeboshi, shake (salted salmon), katsuobushi or any other salty or sour ingredient. If a person pours vinegar on the onigiri, it transforms into sushi, and a different kind of food. In practice, however, either is used for preservation of rice.