I tried a simple onigiri since I have like... these strips of green stuff that I don't even know what they are. I pressed some rice in my palm, put pieces of meat in between them and then continue to compress them to hopefully make them stick. And then I rolled them around on a plate of sugar to hopefully, coat it with sugar. Then shape them to make them look like those Japanese cartoon onigiris and that's it!
How did it taste like?
Erm... you got'ta have soy sauce right next to you all the time because I couldn't really taste the sugar, so it's like... plain rice. But the satisfaction of eating something that looks so Japanese really is satisfying.
After eating like... 2 onigiri, I had to stop as I was so full!
It took a lot of rice to make 5 onigiri and having 2 just makes you full!
If you haven't read about the history behind the onigiri, soldiers and samurais at war carried them in bamboo shoots for quick meals in between battles. So the question of, "What happens if they need to eat?", well.... that's how they eat. It doesn't taste good, but it makes you very full.
So yeah... that's my attempt of making an onigiri.
Did I fail because I produced not-so-tasty onigiri? I don't think so... at least I tried. I always tell people, including those who participated in The Adliers 2009 that it's okay even if they fail because they have already given their best shot and they are much better than those who did nothing!
- Jackson Teoh