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Sanko onigiri

artificialard | Oct 7, 2007 03:40 PM

I often want a savory, healthy, cooked mid-day snack that's not too large if I get up too late so today I stumbled over to Sanko, the Japanese supermarket on Queen west and tried their freshly made onigiri. Onigiri is a mound of rice usually shaped in a triangle wrapped with seaweed and a filling of some sort.

It's very nicely wrapped and had a very fresh taste to it. I got the unagi one that was $3 but they had vegetable ones ($1.50) too. It was quite good: the rice was of nice consistency and there was a good lump of unagi in the typical teriyaki sauce that kept the whole thing from being too dry.

They also have these really cute small 'bento' boxes of vegetables, rice and chicken teriyaki for ~$4 and a Onigiri combo which was 2 onigiri and a drink for $5. It's pretty good pricing I think and healthy, cheap, and delicious.

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