Salam and hello!
Following the halal emergency food series by Onisi Foods, today I’ll be trying the remaining 4 products. Let’s Go!!
From upper right (in pic): Gomoku Mixed Rice, Kombu Onigiri, Rice Cookie (Strawberry) and Shio Kombu Porridge. Of course, just like the ethnic series, they have a shelf life of 5 years.
All are halal-certified, whereas the Gomoku, cookie and porridge are also free from 27 or 28 allergens.
Gomoku Mixed Rice
It has the same method as Onisi’s Nasi Goreng (refer to PART 1, link below) with a spoon in it too.
The rice is nicely cooked with a mix of different vegetables. Not that sticky, just the same as any Japanese cooked rice. Has a mild flavour and felt sort of healthy too. It could be bland for some Malaysians or countries with strong-flavoured food.
Shio Kombu Porridge
It is porridge with salted kelp flavour. The method is basically the same but with a slight difference.
How to Prepare Onisi’s Porridge
1. Take out the spoon, furikake seasoning, oxygen absorber from the bag
2. Pour water/hot water until the indicated line. There are 2 water lines where you can make it into porridge or soft rice.
3. Wait 15 min (hot water) or 70 min (fresh water)
4. After 15/70 min, put the furikake seasoning to your liking
I made it into a porridge. Without the furikake, the porridge is just like any other unseasoned rice porridge. The Shio Kombu furikake gave it a salty and sour taste.
Shio Kombu is not a usual flavour in Malaysia, so I don’t really have an image of what it tastes like. But this was good. If you’ve never tried Shio Kombu before, you should add the furikake bit by bit.
Onigiri is Japanese rice balls, usually sold in a triangle. Kombu is seaweed or kelp. I was most excited about this one because I wanted to see how it actually comes out as a triangle.
How to Prepare Onisi’s Onigiri
- Remove the white sticker at the front of the packaging
- Open the bag and take out the oxygen absorber. Unfold the bottom of the bag to make it stand.
- Pour water/hot water until the red line
- Seal the bag tightly and SHAKE it for about 20 min to mix the rice with ingredients
- Wait 15 min (for hot water) or 60 min (for fresh water)
- After that, shape the onigiri by pressing down along Notch 2 (切り口2)
- Tear off the upper part at Notch 2 (切り口2). Then tear off Notch 3 (切り口3) and Notch 4 (切り口4) on both sides diagonally upwards. ENJOY!!
As you can see in the vid, I messed up a bit…I forgot to shape the onigiri before tearing the bag off (^^;). You can see me panicking to shape it in the middle (lol). Please bear with me with this one since it’s my first time trying this kind of product.
But for the first-timers out there, you don’t have to worry. Onisi has the cooking instructions in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese and Korean. Just scan the barcode on the bag, and you are good to go.
Although I messed up, it did turn into an actual triangle. The rice did fall apart a little as I ate though. It’s really interesting to see it change from dried shapeless rice into a legit triangle-shaped onigiri.
The onigiri was like something made using broth. So flavourful!
Rice Cookie (Strawberry)
I had this as a snack as I worked. 1 pack has 8 cookies.
It’s just like I imagined how most rice cookies taste like. You can also get a lot of the strawberry flavour. Easy to bite too.
The smell did surprised me. It had a pretty strong strawberry smell. Just about halfway towards you, you can already smell it…Nice!
Most unexpected is the rice cookie. I really didn’t expect it would have a pleasant strawberry smell. My favourite is the onigiri. I really had fun making it.
Some countries don’t sell onigiri. Plus, you can’t bring back the onigiri sold in Japan straight to your country because it can go bad. Onisi’s onigiri would be a perfect souvenir as you don’t need to keep it in the refrigerator.
They last longer, save time, are easy-to-make, storable at room temperature. Aside as emergency food, I think they’d be great for busy days or even outdoor activities.
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