Everyone must know Onigiri or rice ball. It is the Japanese food made by rice with some fillings. The fillings vary from salmon to bonito, sour plum to sukiyaki-flavoured beef, and the variation just never seems to end as you see myriads of it everywhere. Which one is your favourite? Hereafter, we'll show you how to drink onigiri, NOT eat it.
Drinkable Onigiri? What is that weird thing??
EH? What in the world is drinkable onigiri? So you don't chew, just swallow? Excuse me, what?
So drinkable onigiri is not pressed white rice, as usual, it has been transformed into a gel-like substance. It is not yet available in supermarkets throughout Japan, but you can buy it online.
What flavour do 'Drinkable Onigiri' have?
The flavours are still limited, here are the two available ones:
①Umeboshi (pickled plum) and Kombu (kelp)
②Umeboshi (pickled plum) and Bonito.
① Umeboshi and Kombu Drinkable Onigiri
While imagining chewing on an onigiri, you drink the gel-like substance. At first contact upon drinking, there is quite some resistance, but the plum and kombu flavour is there. It is not bad, but it is not good either... It's a bit of a mixed impression, really. It counts at 280 calories, which is equal to 1.5 normal onigiris. The dietary fiber count is equal to 3 heads of lettuce. It is suitable for emergency food supply, or probably if you are that busy to not have time to eat.
② Umeboshi and Katsuobushi Drinkable Onigiri
The umeboshi+katsuobushi tastes just like that. The strong, sharp flavour of the umeboshi is mellowed down by the katsuobushi, resulting in a mild sensation. It counts at 280 calories, which is equal to 1.5 onigiris. The dietary fiber is equal to 2 heads of lettuce. Pretty healthy huh?
So what do you think? Do you think you can take a shot? Please let us know in the comment section below!