Nikumaki Onigiri, Miyazaki, Japan

Niku: meat.

Maki: roll.

Onigiri: rice ball.

Get it?

Nikumaki onigiri are rice balls rolled in meat, kind of like wrapping them in nori seaweed, as you can read about here: Nikumaki Honpo, on a corner of the shopping and nightlife district in the southern city of Miyazaki, created these about a decade ago. They’re great for a night out on the town when you need bulk stat. They are served with a lettuce leaf, which I suppose redeems it a tiny bit.


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