FOOD TREND: ONIGIZARU SUSHI SARNIES
Sushi is one of our favourite fast foods, and a lunchtime staple here at olive HQ – thanks to its protein- and carb-rich, omega-3 friendly, delicious credentials. But if you’re eating on the hoof – balancing a tray precariously on your lap in a park, or trying to avoid soy splashback aldesko – then the sushi sandwich could be for you.
Known as onigirazu in Japan, these rice bundles, wrapped in nori seaweed, are not only (generally) gluten and dairy free, but easily adaptable to whatever filling takes your fancy, and are far easier to master at home, compared to, say, maki or nigiri.
We were reminded just how great this invention is by London sushi start-up, Norigami (pictured below, which popped up in the capital last month. Its colourful sarnies take inspiration from around the globe – with anything from vegan curry and miso-roasted salmon, to chermoula chicken and egg chorizo. Keep an eye out for its first permanent shop at the end of the year.
We’ve kept our version, to make at home, fairly traditional – but the world’s your onigirazu, so get experimenting!