Pork & Egg Onigiri (Okinawan-Style Rice Sandwiches)

Pork & Egg Onigiri (Okinawan-Style Rice Sandwiches)

You’ve never made this before, so I’m a little nervous Hello everybody! Welcome back to another recipe video. Now we just got back from our Okinawa trip We had a blast We had this Okinawa style onigiri on the last day of our trip there, and it just blew our mind It’s completely different from the one we have in the mainland Including the ingredients to use as well as the way it looks so without further ado Let’s get started so first we’re gonna begin with the sauce yes They do have a sauce for the onigiri so we’re gonna be combining half a tablespoon of sugar with two teaspoons of mirin Like that and we are going to give it a quick mix And then we’re gonna zap it in the microwave for about 30 seconds all right, so it’s been 30 seconds in the microwave. We’re gonna give this another quick mix Because we have we want to make sure that the sugar is completely dissolved Once that is done. We’re gonna add in one tablespoon of miso Okinawan miso is different from the one that we have here it sometimes has a port or fish and taste is sweet yes, and um You know because it’s quite difficult to find that, Okinawa is are outside of, Okinawa. We decided to make our own and This is pretty close to the authentic one. That’s our unprofessional opinion of course next we’re gonna make a tamagoyaki omelette, yes. Hi, Dozo, that is your job sir Now we’re using one egg Because we’re making just one serving today that we’re gonna beat the egg beat it until it’s smooth All right, let’s make the omelette, okay, we’re gonna heat up our frying pan, and I think it’s hot enough we’re gonna pour some oil Swirl it around We’re gonna dump our egg inside now We’re gonna work kind of fast because we want our egg to be flat and square don’t stress too much about This tamagoyaki, you guys Okay, it doesn’t have to be perfectly square Because who are you trying to impress right? Okay? I’m gonna put this over once I think. I’m just gonna, just to make sure it’s cooked Ooooh! There. You well done. I’m well done? Thank you Well that is how I like my meat. I like it well done Okay, and the omelette is finished We’re transfer this to a plate and go on to the next step. So what’s next? Next we’re gonna cook the spam. Spammmm Yeah, no. I’m just gonna wipe off the excess oil For the frying pan because spam has a lot of oil already Okinawa people love spam. They do They do just like Hawaiian people just like the people in Hawaii Love spam, but you know there are a lot of similarities between Okinawa and Hawaii I think especially when it comes to the local food for example the noodles that they eat there remind me of Saimin the noodles to eat in Hawaii and Tempura the Okinawa style tempura is Very very different from the tempura you here you eat here in the mainland They look more like fritters to me, but that’s the type of tempura that they actually eat in Hawaii If you go to those local okazuya places. An okazuya is a place where they sell all sorts of well local style Japanese food It’s usually a takeout place you buy the food there And you eat the food at the park or the beach if you’re ever in Hawaii check it out because okazuyas are disappearing fast. Wow You know there are quite old-fashioned places. Okay? So I think the spam is ready. You just want to cook it until both sides are Nicely grilled and you know browned Um you don’t have to cook it that much because you know spam is already cooked meat and now all we have to do is Construct our onigiri so we have a bamboo mat here I don’t believe you really need this or not But they were using this at that shop so just to be on the safe side we’re gonna do the same thing We’re watching very closely so we could replicate it for you guys We got half a sheet of nori here, and I’m gonna place it down in the middle of the bamboo mat And what you want to do is You want to put some Steamed rice. This is a cooked Japanese rice Make sure it is Japanese rice. Rice is sometimes called sushi rice, and we’re gonna put the rice evenly onto this sheet of nori Not too much Not too much. Yeah, Okinawa onigiri has a very thin layer of rice It seems like there’s more filling than rice right it’s like, uh, onigiri sandwich Kinda like an onigiri sandwich, so I’m gonna put a little bit of that sauce here Now we noticed that Okinawans love this sauce and next I’m going to Lay that piece of egg omelette, the tamagoyaki On the other side, and then I’m gonna put my slice of spam. Now, um They did have you know different fillings in with their? Okinawan style onigiri like. Like tofu. Fried tofu. Or goya tempura. One thing is certain They always have to have spam. It’s a center of the onigiri It is yeah spam, spam is like the crucial ingredient, so we’re just gonna roll this in half Okay, I really don’t think we need this Bamboo mat. Not sure if it actually helped, but that’s it. Look at that. Yeah! Likes just like onigiri. Yess! There you guys, this is your Okinawan style onigiri. You know what, Satoshi, this was rather easier than I thought. Mmhmm. Mmhmm. Probably one of the easiest things I’ve ever made in my life I think it is easier than onigiri hazu. Definitely and it’s way easier than molding a triangle onigiri, that’s for sure. Yeah, so here you go. Oh, yeah Yeah, I made it for you because. Oh thank you. I know that you love it. Itadakimasu! Is it? Mm-hmm. Is it good? Spam has sweetness and this miso is sweet hmm Yeah, it matches very well. Oh, yeah Mmm, this is good. Oh, this is really good. Mmm. I don’t know what it is, but the combination of spam and egg omelette and Rice is very comforting to me. Now, you will have some miso sauce left over and that’s okay You can use this for a lot of things. How about putting on tofu? That’ll be perfect. Also this would be a great dip for vegetables like carrot sticks Cucumber sticks and stuff like that. This will also be good, just some over hot rice as well I think yeah, yeah, and I think it even makes it a salad dressing with this if you add some vinegar. I think so too- mmm So what did you guys think of today’s? Okinawan style onigiri? Please let us know in the comments down below and definitely give this one a go because it’s pretty easy to make. I have a feeling you’re gonna like it Thank you so much for watching! More Okinawan recipes coming real soon, so if you’re not already don’t forget to subscribe Thanks for watching guys. See you guys next time, bye bye!

100 Replies to “Pork & Egg Onigiri (Okinawan-Style Rice Sandwiches)

  1. Best combination! Pork + egg + rice =HEAVEN! Lol! I like this version of onigiri; much easier to put together. That sauce looks so yummy, too. Thanks for a yummy recipe. 😉💜

  2. That miso sauce looks good. Do you think I could cook the sauce with the spam, like towards the end when the spam is almost done. To cook out some of the alcohol.Kind of like miso tofu. Will try it soon.
    P.s. thanks for the Okazuya mention for us in Hawai'i . I love them!😋

  3. Wow, it's like a breakfast sandwich onigiri! Okinawan food is so interesting. Thanks so much for introducing me to this cuisine. Hope you enjoyed LA and have fun in San Francisco!

  4. Great video. Quick question though. And I believe it was the two of your that filmed it. How is this different from onigirazu? Other than this is from Okinawa. Mahalos!!!

  5. This looks so yummy! I'll def. try it! Did you guys read the news a week ago (I can't remember exactly when) but people stole many cans of spam to sell in black market for (maybe) drug money in Hawaii? I know people loooove Spam in Hawaii and Guam but I thought that was so funny, even it was a serious crime they were talking about, in the news. lol…I'm pretty sure that would never ever happen in US mainland. Most people in US mainland, esp. who are in their 70s' hate spam cuz they say it reminds them about their "poor" livelihood when they were young. I always keep a can (at least!) of spam, in my pantry, for last 15 years! lol

  6. 動画で紹介していたスタンダード以外にケチャップとかマヨネーズも味が変わって簡単で美味しいですよ(*・ω・)ノ

  7. すごく美味しそう!作ってみます。Satoshi さんの Well done のコメントも面白かったです。お二人の楽しい会話、最高です。

  8. Seeing the Okinawan foods makes me wonder about the influence of Americans on their foods. Spam, for sure, and this onigiri looks like an egg sandwich. And it's hearty, enough for a Marine's breakfast! (Or hangover food!)

  9. Spam and egg is 💜. It's seems so simple yet so versatile! I'd love to try this but I'm curious about the Okinawan miso. Haven't tried it so it would really help if you guys can share that recipe of yours. If it resembles the real deal, I don't need a professional opinion, Shinichi's and Satoshi's words are enough. You never showed us any recipes that aren't good; I'm sure I can fully trust on your tastebuds.

  10. I was reading the comment section and noticed many people asking how to make Okinawan Miso.
    It’s not called Okinawan Miso but called “abura miso”. Anyway, I found a recipe on the Japanese Cook Pad page which I’ll translate.


    Pork belly (or lean pork) 300 grams
    Miso (red) low salt works best. 150grams
    Sake (or Awamori)   2 tablespoons
    Sugar     50-80 grams adjust to your liking.
    Mirin     1 table spoon

    1. Cut the pork belly into about 1cm squares.
    2. Put the pork belly in a frying pan without adding any oil and cook over low heat letting the lard seep out of the meat. (add some oil if you use lean meat)
    3. When the pork browns put in the sake to get rid of the pig smell, turn the heat up a little and let the liquid evaporate.
    4. Turn the heat back down to low and mix in the miso using a wooden spatula, add the sugar and taking care not to burn it, keep mixing for about 5 mins until you get a little shine to the mixture.
    5. Finish by mixing in the mirin. It will keep for about a month in the fridge.

    Vegetarians can leave out the meat. You can also try variations like adding minced ginger or garlic. Awamori is the locally distilled liquor of the island and possibly hard to come by in your area. Try replacing it with the local moonshine of your choice. Bourbon might work. Also if mirin is not available you can do without it. Or maybe a bit of honey. Please note that the last paragraph was my own suggestion and the writer of the original recipe cannot be held responsible for any injury sustained by someone going way overboard with the use of the moonshine.

  11. OMG, all of my favorite ingredients, I must make this! thank you guys for sharing this! love your channel.

  12. Do you know the place it's called rainbow something I think in Hawaii. It's all brightly colored and there is an old guy who makes 15 different lokomoko plates. It's awesome food it's the standard you can get hamburger steak and gravy you can get chili dogs chili Burgers all kinds of things and then you get rice and macaroni salad and gravy and it's so so good and he is a funny guy. Maybe you might have passed away by now I don't know.

  13. hi I turned on swizzle stick timers but back most fan will run regardless it's just plugged in to normal socket s- mode rad getting bad I added one pebble from frog box to bath tub bin additional a few minutes ago replaced with one new I may hit bypass switches when in off nothes for spin frog box

  14. although competition throwing everything they got at me it's only mildly annoying especially compare to normal business that go ape shit

  15. ok a slight exception I did a a wet washcloth to top of frog box on lid well they were doing things to it because it's been used so much recently but for now all though a booster for a while stick to basicly new dry frog box

  16. Nancy is fun so funny anyways the woman so s-mode ok getting ak to bidness ok I'm reconfiguring dry clothes in basket atop frog box before spins also contains only scarrlett DVDs now but leaving alone wash cloth it seems socks are wet again for time warp reasons

  17. I put frog basket clothes back directly in front of fan on it's original drying grate then put in basket recently worn pants and wallet and spin fans front ones shut off on swizzle stick timers back fan still working oh I'm also intermittently washing a pair of pants with washout in tub between spins

  18. for video game ok character is experiencing severe targeting s- mode radiation combat with 3-5spins then hands off five to ten seconds several sessions for extreme parasite radiation

  19. added non concentration movies to handles of frog box for extra booster will swap out fast paced but scarrlett movies in basket for long time

  20. playing my scarrletts ghost in she'll blue ray from basket returned other scarrlett movie to basket and spun oh my avengers poster is still being spun and have been reconfigure pants and basket / scarrlett movies

  21. oh for single stop clear outs well one stop for thirty seconds approx on the thirty second mark approx run do many fifteen minutes to thirty minutes sessions then run long over night but clear out only one stop modify then after two days of this power is boosted then do stop mods without clears run long or short n clear or go without clear

  22. added bathtub wash bin wet pants to waffle box directly in front of fans running fans off bypass and spun two sessions of ape twenty of frog box

  23. all though water pots are retired for now dry clothes between frog box and fans will add great power and efficiency

  24. oh before I removed pants from bath I dumped five gallons from bin into toilet to disrupt the enemy play with Dana make custom sewer germ it will help stop

  25. ok did two sessions of turn off five front fans back fan still running with frog box spins between ape twenty rot feel much better immediately

  26. also added to basket atop pants a well used yet still usable Bluetooth speaker red n black like black widow Sylvania brand it reminds me of my scarrlett I don't own her I worship her and my other pixies yes I am a pixie worshiper

  27. all my pixies have changed there names around so much like Susanne sundfor hers although similar is often different so scarrlett make up your mind with that last name

  28. oh added gshocks that I was just wearing to frog box spun and have done several off ons of back four fans with frog spin ape 20s ×4

  29. hi Robyn I can't wait for us to be together again I love you I'm sorry that the radiation makes me hate full sometimes

  30. hi I shuffled the scarrlett DVDs around mixed and flipped in basket reconfigured pants on top of them dry ones then put Bluetooth speaker back on top then spun frog box also added vintage pocket knife from fridge

  31. the drink mix was jolly rancher blue raspberry and blue Gatorade and protien vegtable powder it's like a hundred kinds of vegetables it was good cold water must be used

  32. when are we going to judgement day these assholes I'm tired of these creeps I feel kinda sick heartbroken Sarah and those others such a loss I know fuck them I'll have real pixie wives but I still feel sick

  33. the funny thing I've been so starved before that these local scum start looking delicious I actually wanted to cook them and eat them

  34. I mean it I couldn't bring myself to want to hunt animals because that's bully stuff but these bad aliens start looking delicious when your starved

  35. well I guess the women thru away there lives because ultimate revenge would be that they really could have been my wives

  36. me and my freinds will have fun while you are forever butt naked and starving to death or freeze in the middle of mainstreet with all the other locals over and over forever

  37. ok put new watches in pot but do clearouts on all stop watches maybe side bumps on 17 49 repeater do one spin float session different socks each time too do one significant spin session ape five minutes repeat oh let it sit stopped for at least five minutes with fanning while prepping other pot but yes must come to stop at least five minutes wind blowing ok but hands off at least five minutes while prepping other pot do swap relay parradox custum booby trap do a bunch till we find better do it now feeling much better on second session the reverse kamikaze pigs have stopped lobotomy attack

  38. between pot swaps I'm going to remove one pitcher of water then add pre filled new washout water from separate pitcher

  39. my ankle half as bad today but tooth feels faint ache again on massive attacks of desperate reverse kamikaze they often make several teeth hurt a little combined with bizzare death threats of they refuse to allow dental so must drop everything I'm doing jump n run this bizzare tooth thing is twice a week and will probably be the death of them

  40. what a loss those stupid women you stupid whores I can't wait for judgement day and my first vintage flame thrower I was thinking edible BBQ flavor napalm that uses gelled alchol with sugar

  41. Best way to eat spam: cut it thin like chip or bacon size. Fry it (recommended way) or throw it in the oven, then you got yourself some spam bacon.

  42. I had these in the airport and they were absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for this video. And all your videos about Okinawa. They made my trip there much more enjoyable!

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