Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Onigilly Brings Japanese Street Food to San Francisco with an Organic Twist

"If you live in just about any city in the U.S., you’ve probably noticed an uptick in enthusiasm for all things street food. In San Francisco, that craze encompasses everything from bacon-wrapped hot dogs and empanadas to waffles and creme brulee, but Koji Kanematsu and Kan Hasegawa think they’ve got the next big thing: onigiri.

Essentially, onigiri are tightly packed balls of rice with a simple seaweed wrapper — think sushi, but without the fish. While they’re a very popular street-food snack in Japan, they’re hard to find in the U.S., and one night, in a fit of craving that was part hunger and part homesickness, the two decided to show America what onigiri was all about."

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