Ao Onigiri

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    Ao Onigiri

    Nostalgic handmade rice balls with heart

    Ao Onigiri started as a mobile rice ball shop.  The owner rode with a nostalgic bicycle-pulled trolley on the back and went around the city.  His impressive appearance and, of course, delicious rice balls very soon became known and finally he opened a shop in November 2012.  They make rice balls on order.  There are about 20 different fillings inside from typical ones, such as grilled salty salmon and grilled cod roe to unique ones like dried squid pieces flavored with spicy Korean paste and sesame oil.  The rice cooked in an iron pot is plain but very tasty.  A rice ball is from 130 yen.  Take-away is also OK from 1 piece.  If you order more than 3 pieces, the staff will wrap them with a bamboo leaf.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2012


    Name Ao Onigiri
    Address 39-3 Jodoji Shimominamida-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-201-3662
    Hours 11:30-19:00 (closed when items are sold out)
    Closed Mon.
    Recommended The freshly made onigiri rice balls can be eaten in the shop.