Onigiri (Japanese rice balls)

Onigiri is a Japanese dish which is made from sticky Japanese rice shaped into a triangular shape. People in Japan usually make this for their lunch to take to work or school. You can put in all sorts of toppings into the onigiri such as grilled salmon, pickled plums or tuna! We didn’t have any toppings so we made plain onigiri with nori (Japanese seaweed) wrapped around. We seasoned the rice with sushi rice vinegar.

It’s pretty hard shaping the rice into a triangle and requires some skill (which I did not possess).

Ended up looking like a ball……

At least the nori covered up the rice ball to make it look a bit more appealing 😀

If you’re looking for an easy recipe then try making some onigiri!

Eggs benedict (salmon avocado and bacon)

Eggs benedict originates from New York which consists of two halves of an English muffin with poached egg, bacon and hollandaise sauce. It is usually served at breakfast/brunch.

We didn’t have any English muffins so we had to compromise with bagels instead. Here are the steps we took in order to create a tasty eggs benedict!

Ingredients (for one) :

  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 plain bagel
  • 1 batch hot hollandaise sauce
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 1/2 sliced avocado
  • 30g smoked salmon
  • chopped chives

Recipe :

  1. Slice the bagel in half and toast
  2. Spread cream cheese on both halves of the bagel
  3. Place smoked salmon and sliced avocado on one and crispy bacon on the other
  4. Boil water in a pot and add the vinegar into the pot
  5. Break the eggs into a cup and place into the pot and cook for 2-3mins
  6. Place the eggs carefully on top of the avocado and bacon
  7. Pour the sauce over the eggs and add chives for the finishing touch!