Every nation has its old paper-bag lunch standbys. Okay, so Japan doesn’t rock the pb&j, but they do have Onigiri (おにぎり). Take the leftover rice from the steamer. Squish it into balls. Jam some kind of weird fish product into the centre. Wrap in nori. Chow down.

If you forget your lunch, you can even find onigiri in any respectable convenience store. But in an effort to keep the nori from getting soggy, it has a highly-engineered plastic package. Here Tomoe will demonstrate the proper technique:

step one.

Step one: peel back the plastic labelled #1 to free the nori wrapper.

step two

Step two: peel back the plastic labelled #2. Nori meets rice.

step three: remove the remaining wrapper.

Step three: remove the remaining wrapper. Rice ball becomes perfectly wrapped.

Did you know that おにmeans Demon. And that makes Onigiri おにぎりthe favourite snack of evil spirits. Again, Tomoe demonstrates:

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