Craving for an onigiri or perhaps a maki? No need to go far to search for a Japanese restaurant. You can now satisfy your cravings at 7-Eleven stores in Luzon with the convenience chain store’s new offerings — 7-Fresh Japanese Rice Snacks.7-Eleven Philippines is known for its diverse food selection, from its various nutritious Filipino food offerings (the Chef Creations x Lugang Cafe, Busog Meals, and Hotta Rice) to its international food options (FuwaFuwa Sandwich Box and Säntis Delicatessen) to its fresh, vegan-friendly offerings (fresh fruits, Mixed Salad with Plant-Based Protein, and Vegetable Kit).
7-Eleven further expands its international food offerings by launching its chilled 7-Fresh Japanese Rice Snacks, featuring Salmon Mayo Onigiri, Tuna Mayo Onigiri, California Maki, and Mixed Maki.
Onigiri is a staple breakfast or snack food in Japan. The sandwich-like rice ball, which is also commonly formed into a triangle, has a rich history dating back almost two millennia to the Yayoi Period (200 B.C. to A.D. 250), when references to grilled sticky rice balls first appeared.
These Japanese rice balls have become the go-to food for many busy Japanese people because they’re affordable, accessible, and convenient to eat anywhere. And despite its seemingly plain appearance, the onigiri can be stuffed with various ingredients, making it an exciting and delicious dish.
Now you can enjoy this Japanese staple convenience snack at 7-Eleven stores. You can choose between Salmon Mayo Onigiri (Php 55) and Tuna Mayo Onigiri (Php 50).
How to open the 7-Fresh Japanese onigiri:
- Pull the top tab labeled “1” until the whole strip around the onigiri is removed.
- Grab the second tab and slowly slide it off.
- Gently pull the last corner to avoid tearing the seaweed cover.
- Enjoy your onigiri!
Maki, also known as “makizushi,” which means sushi rolls, is another Japanese food staple. Compared to the onigiri, the maki is a relatively new dish, believed to have first appeared in Japanese cuisine in the latter half of the Edo period (1603-1867).
Maki has become popular in Japan and around the world because of its taste, nutrition, and convenience. And now, 7-Eleven brings this Japanese food staple to the Philippines in 7-Eleven stores. There are currently two options for your maki cravings: the California Maki (Php 50), which features Kani or crab sticks, and the Mixed Maki (Php 50), featuring two maki flavors—spicy with minced meat and sausage.
7-Eleven also uses Japanese mayonnaise for their 7-Fresh Japanese Rice Snacks for extra tasty and creamy maki and onigiri fillings.
So, there’s no need to look far to satiate your Japanese food cravings. Just head on over anytime to any 7-Eleven store in Pasig, Rizal, Antipolo, Parañaque, Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Batangas, Cavite, Muntinlupa, Laguna, Quezon, and Lucena.
For more information about 7-Eleven Philippines’ food offerings, please visit www.7-eleven.com.ph/whats-new/.