Omurice – family-friendly cheap food

Omurice is a family favourite all over Japan, and has spread to become popular in countries such as Korea and Taiwan. It’s a funny example of western inspired Japanese cuisine, being an omelette (omu) covering flavoured rice (raisu)! It may sound a bit unappetising or odd, but Omurice is a simple dish with a host of sauces andContinue reading “Omurice – family-friendly cheap food”

Onigiri – quick 100 yen rice snacks

Onigiri, sometime known as ‘rice balls’ in the west, are a great snack or light lunch for budget travellers. Essentially a ball of rice covered in seaweed with a filling, they are easy to find and much healthier than western snacks like potato chips! Popular flavours are tuna mayo (ツナマヨ or シーチキンマヨネーズ) and shrimp mayo (エビマヨ), but manyContinue reading “Onigiri – quick 100 yen rice snacks”