7-ELEVEN 7-ELEVEN Lawson Famima Tarako Onigiri Comparison"Good news for tarako onigiri lovers. At the same time that "Nama Tarako Omusubi" was released by 7-ELEVEN on May 16, "Ichihomare Salted Nigiri Set" (containing salted nigiri with freshly pickled cod roe) from Lawson and "Ingredients: Tarako and Pickled Salmon" from FamilyMart were also released! Tarako and Pickled Salmon" from FamilyMart, and a series of new onigiri made with tarako.
As a fellow cod roe lover, the editors of En-Eat have compared and contrasted them! Which onigiri satisfies cod roe lovers the most? We ranked them according to their cost performance.
There are existing "cod roe" rice balls in each convenience store, but this time we compared them with new products!
Let me tell you about the results...
No. 1 7-ELEVEN "Nama Tarako Omusubi"
No. 2 Lawson "Ichihomare Salted Rice Ball Set"
No. 3 FamilyMart "Ingredients: Tarako and Pickled Salmon" Tarako and Pickled Salmon"
7-ELEVEN's tarako is the most flavorful, while Lawson's is the least. 7-ELEVEN had the most punch in both appearance and taste. Lawson's rice was more delicious than the cod roe, and Famima's marinated salmon stood out more than the cod roe!
Please see below for a detailed report on each of them.
7-ELEVEN "Nama Tarako Omusubi
This rice ball is topped with a sumptuous amount of fresh cod roe that has been carefully aged by hand. It is accented with shiso leaves. The price is 270 yen (tax included). The price is a little high for a rice ball, but with this much cod roe in it, it is well worth it. Because you see...
Tarako, tarako, tarako! Although it is not in the rice, the large amount of cod roe pressed onto the surface of the rice will satisfy your craving for cod roe from the outside.
When you bite into the rice, the "raw" cod roe will melt in your mouth, filling your mouth with its salty and delicious flavor. It's so much cod roe! In addition, a piece of shiso (shiso leaves) adds a refreshing aroma that complements the cod roe. The combination of "cod roe and shiso leaves" is the strongest in pasta, isn't it? Anyway, it was a rice ball that made me feel a little immoral, and I was in heaven with the tarako.
Lawson "Ichihomare Salted Rice Ball Set
Two types of salted rice ball set using "Ichihomare" rice produced in Fukui Prefecture. The ingredients are "freshly pickled cod roe" and "sesame salt. The side dishes include grilled salmon, kinpira gobo (burdock root), and pickles, served bento style. The price is 343 yen (tax included).
Tarako is placed on the side of the rice ball and there is nothing in the rice. When you bite into the rice ball, the crunchy texture of the raw cod roe and the fluffy rice are a perfect match! The balance between the rice and the codfish is also exquisite!
It's very tasty, but the rice stands out as much as the cod roe. Compared to other dishes, the rice is overwhelmingly good. From the moment you put it in your mouth, you can smell the aroma of the rice, and from the moment you bite into it, you can taste the subtle sweetness and a little bit of saltiness. The rice is so smooth that it loosens up in your mouth.
While the 7-ELEVEN and Famima rice balls seemed to have the "ingredients" as the main ingredient, the Lawson rice ball had the "rice" as the main ingredient. I want to go on a field trip with these. I think 343 yen for two onigiri and a small side dish is a very reasonable price.
FamilyMart "Filled to the brim with ingredients! Tarako and Pickled Salmon
You can enjoy cod roe and pickled salmon in this rice ball. The price is 178 yen (tax included).
Tarako is placed on the top of the omusubi, and the pickled salmon is wrapped in rice and wrapped in nori (seaweed). The cod roe has a "semi-raw" taste and texture, with a crunchy texture and a slightly loose texture. It's a little bit salty and goes well with rice!
Bite into the top, and by the time you finish the cod roe, the pickled salmon comes out from the inside. The pickled salmon is delicious! The fatty taste of the salmon was so good, it was a luxurious omusubi, just like sushi.
It was delicious, but I thought the marinated salmon was delicious, and since the salmon was superior to the tarako, it came in third place in the tarako onigiri competition this time.