Number 14: I Heart Omusubi

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Is it just me, or do these onigiri’s look almost glorious in the photo? Is there anything besides onigiri’s that can provide one with such strong sense of assurance and familiarity?

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The onigiri’s here were stuffed with pieces of salmon, chopped green onions, and spicy mayo.  I had some leftover salmon fillet from another meal, so I decided to go for that spicy-salmon-onigiri lunch that I had wanted for days.  For the spicy mayo, I just added some cayenne pepper and a few drops of seasame oil.  I can’t remember exactly where I got the idea of adding sesame oil to the spicy mayo; I think I might have seen it in someone’s comment on a food blog (if it’s your idea, please tell me so I can credit you properly!).  I never knew what wonders sesame oil would do for spicy mayo until now.

I also got to use my omusubi box that I purchased in Hong Kong a while back; it fits three large onigiri’s perfectly.  I can’t wait to take it to a hike in a few weeks when autumn arrives.  There aren’t any sakura-viewings in Montreal; instead, we  watch how mountains slowly transform into all shades of red, oranage, and purple.    It is truly a marvelous sight.

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