Japanese Convenience Store Rice Balls: A Fool-Proof Guide On Opening Your Onigiri (With Video)
Japanese Convenience store rice balls (onigiri in Japanese) are delicious, convenient, and probably the best grab-and-go meal that exists in the universe. The triangular shaped rice ball wrapped in crunchy seaweed is probably the most popular type out there. But 99.99% of people who encounter this mysterious convenience store rice ball packaging, fails on their first try. Do you want to be the 00.01&%? If yes, keep reading!
Here is a comprehensive guide to opening the amazing and mysterious convenience store rice ball. Master your rice ball skill, and become the Onigiri master in no time! ⭐⭐⭐
How To Open Japanese Convenience Store Rice Balls
Face the rice ball so that the front is facing you. On the top tip on the triangle, you will probably see the number ① written on it. Hold that number ① and start pulling it downwards carefully so that it rips beautifully.
Keep tearing that number ① until it comes down the whole way, then flip the rice ball to the back side.
Once the backside of the rice ball is facing you, keep on tearing upwards until there is no longer any plastic covering the center part of the rice ball. It should look pretty much like the photo on the right. If not, you’ve probably messed up.
Now once again, face the front side of the rice ball towards you. On the right tip on the triangle, you will probably see a number ② written on it. Make sure you are holding the left side of you rice ball firmly with your left hand, then use your right hand to pull on the number ②. Pull upwards gently so that it removes with grace without tearing the seaweed. The plastic might not fully detach once it gets to the top and that’s ok. Relax.
Now, make sure the front side of the rice ball is still facing you. Use your right hand to firmly hold the rice ball on the right side. On the left tip of the triangle, you will probably see the number ③ written on it. Use your left hand to to gently pull on the number ③ and gently lift the plastic up gracefully just like what you did on the right side. This time, there should be no plastic left on the rice ball and it should look like the photo on the right.
You can rate how well you did by looking at how much seaweed was torn during the whole process. Full points for those of you whose seaweed are still beautifully in shape and the surface of the table below you is still clear and clean!
Video Guide On How To Open Japanese Convenience Store Rice Balls
(Just To Make Sure You’re Doing It Right)
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