The perfect on-the-go meal truly exists in Japan, and by this we mean the convenient onigiri, or omusubi rice balls available at our local konbini. What was once a quick meal has been upgraded over the recent years with flavours and fillings you wouldn’t find in your traditional rice ball. Think healthy onigiri mixed with veggies and superfood grains, and premium one filled with ikura (red caviar), grilled pork or curry chicken. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite varieties of onigiri here – go try them out the next time you're at a Japanese konbini.
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