DID YOU KNOW?
If you're a lifelong Japanese culture fan, then you're aware that anime will never be complete without their scrumptious traditional dishes! Years and years of social, political, and economic changes had cultivated their cuisine into what it is today. Food is so vital in their culture that it has made its way into their media. Heck, they even made a whole new genre dedicated to food! Cooking anime shows have been so popular these days and it took the streaming world by storm. But instead of flaunting and animating their most delectable dishes, did you know that the most commonly seen food in anime is a plain onigiri? That's right, among thousands of choices, they still decided to showcase the good-old rice ball!
Onigiri is a food staple in Japan that can be eaten as a meal, a snack, or even as a side dish! It mainly consists of sticky rice and dried seaweed, but other variations feature other ingredients as well. Onigiris can be easily found in every convenience store and market around the country! Popular anime series like Pokemon and Shokugeki no Soma made onigiri look so good that fans can almost taste it. Even though it might seem like a plain snack, admit it, your stomach grumbled while watching!