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NIKKEI ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: MONTEREY PARK ONIGIRI SHOP INVITES YOU TO COME ABOARD THE RICE BALL TRAIN

In a small plaza off Potrero Grande Drive in Monterey Park there’s an eye-catching new storefront – a bright and authentic likeness of one of Tokyo’s best known train lines, the Yamanote-sen. The creative flair behind the design for this new Japanese rice ball shop traces its origins back to the dedicated research done in Japan by founders Joe Miyano and Akira Yoshimura.

 

Japan’s Best Rice Ball Snack Gets the Star Treatment in New Monterey Park Restaurant

Onigiri, a Japanese staple of hand-packed rice formed into plump triangles and wrapped in seaweed, may very well be the world’s most perfect snack. Whether grabbed to-go from a convenience store’s shelves or made freshly at home, these humble pucks fuel young and old with equal parts heft and heart.