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!