Monday, June 21, 2010
At Crest Fest on Saturday, Dan picked out a carob, banana, and peanut butter dessert onigiri to serve as part of our lunch. An onigiri is a Japanese rice ball (often triangular), wrapped in seaweed. They were being sold by Brooklyn Onigiri Company.
Skirt from ModCloth
I liked that it was wrapped in a banana leaf, but I don't agree with the Company founders when they say (on their website), "We try to re-package the traditional Japanese version usually not so attractive, and give it our own twist in terms of looks and flavor." I think that traditional Japanese onigiri are often quite lovely. For example, I enjoyed the aesthetics of the one I ate in Seattle.
This dessert onigiri was intriguing, but I would have loved even more filling. Wouldn't I always?
They're not all sweet. Next time, I want to try the one with bok choy and peanuts. Here's the menu:
Dan told me I shouldn't post this video unless I put music with it. But I don't have time, so nyah!