Oof, that’s a lot of rice. No, it’s not slang for money; rather, it’s an obvious conclusion. Eat onigiri, spike your blood sugar levels. And if you don’t want all of those carbohydrates, have fun making a spectacle of yourself by trying to single out the best part of the Japanese snack (I know I have
had fun made a spectacle of myself).
Take this omusubi as an example:
It quickly became one of my favorite Japanese foods; whether it be atop a narrow clump of rice (as nigiri sushi), or or as a kebab, or minced on a skewer, or as a juice – maybe not, my only request to the chef is to “よく焼いてください (yo-koo yai-tay koo-da-sai),” or “please grill it well/make it well-done.”
Although this month’s theme is onigiri, today, the prospect of eating eel will supersede it.
For myself and many others, that’s a dish of gluttonous beauty. To everyone – I hope – it’s a food model. Bring the waiter outside, point to it – but don’t drool too much – and then you’re set.
The Japanese sign in the middle mentions that, although the display is intended for three people, you can also order a solo diner-version. As you like. I’ll be ordering it as advertised.
Have you tried eel? Are you eating it now?