Here’s something I’ve been missing for quite some time. My usual Japanese grocery ran out of the Japanese rice I usually buy so no onigiri for the last few months. Fortunately, I found a good looking bag of Koshihikari at one of our local groceries last weekend so I can finally make onigiri again. Yay! To end the long drought, here’s one of my favorites, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese onigiri!
â€¢ Smoked salmon and cream cheese onigiri. *wipes drool from chin*
â€¢ Salad with Green Ice lettuce, tomatoes, and flaked bottled tuyo. Tuyo is dried herring that’s fried then served with fried rice. It’s a popular breakfast dish and is fantastic with tomatoes. The one I used for the salad however, is a version that’s filleted, then bottled with vinegar, olive oil, and lots of garlic.
â€¢ Meiji marble candies. Kinda like M & Ms.
â€¢ Seedless grapes.
â€¢ A squeeze bottle of fresh lemon vinaigrette for the salad.
â€¢ A mini-box of Meiji choco babies. Small pellet like chocolates with little star prints on the top and bottom.
â€¢ Another smoked salmon & cream cheese onigiri for the drive to work. Breakfast on the go 😀 It’s the paper towel wrapped thing in the green fiber bag)
â€¢ A bottle of Yakult (lactobacilli shirota strain!). Which I ened up drinking on the ride to work when the onigiri made me thirsty.
Part of my Christmas loot is a new bento bag from my boyfriend. Yay for San-X / Monokuro Boo! I used it for the first time today, and am giving it lots of love. Beside it, in the Miffy box is a couple of mini salmon & cream cheese onigiri balls for sharing at work. My workmates were adamant on me sharing after I mentioned having a craving for said onigiri during lunch yesterday.
Yep, definitely can’t wait for lunch, especially since the breakfast onigiri made me crave even more. Hehe. Little Monokuro Boo Piglet, I am!