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Browsing in SANKO

Posted by Staff / Posted on April 2, 2005

If you're familiar with the West Queen West area, SANKO would probably have already made your radar.

A small Japanese, grocery and gift store which also sells ready to eat Japanese sushi humbly sits at the corner of Queen West and Claremont. It was introduced to me last year by a friend of mine after we got our coifs cut at Le Coupe Bizzarre a couple of doors down.

But aside from the rows of Pocky, jelly candies, corn starch cookies and the $0.75 Ichiban instant noodles (the best!), I keep going back for one thing.

02april05_onigiri.jpgMay I introduce you to Onigiri.

A triangular sushi-like snack with a dash of a diversity of flavours including: Ume (plum), Seaweed, Beef, Salmon, Pickled Mustard Leaf and Bonito just to name a few. I picked up one in each flavour at $1.50 a piece.

The funny part is that it doesn't register on any greatness scale but for some reason, it still is immensely satisfying. Part of the fun is getting the seaweed outside the cellophane wrapping without needing to actually touch it with bare hands.

Try it out next time you're in the area and let me know which flavour you tried and what you thought.


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