Press release by Onigiri Society in Tokyo
Credit: Nellie Chen, BestOfToronto.net
Onigiri Society in Tokyo debuts in Canada by launching original Canadian Onigiri at a sold-out foodie event as next global project following Expo Milano and Doha.
General Incorporated Association Onigiri Society (located in Tokyo, Japan; Yusuke Nakamura, Representative Director) known as the performer and exhibitor at Expo Milano 2015 is pleased to announce the launch of “Local Onigiri” for Canada as its 3rd global project after the success in Milan, Italy and Doha, Qatar. The association aims to globally spread information and an appreciation for Onigiri as a Japanese fast, slow, and soul food.
The “Local Onigiri” for Canada will be available on June 15th, 2016 at The Stop’s Night Market (one of the most popular foodie events in Toronto, Ontario), thanks to the collaboration with a popular take-away Onigiri cafe in Toronto operated by Abokichi Inc.
The tickets for The Stop's Night Market have sold out every year since the event first launched in 2012. Now in its fifth year, the event features more than 70 chefs, 20 local beverage vendors, and 35 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers. This event is hosted by The Stop Community Food Centre, a registered charity. Last year, it raised a record $235,000 for The Stop’s critical food access and community-building programs.
- Superfood “Wild rice” is used in “Local Onigiri” for Canada
Onigiri Society focuses on a Canadian superfood, “wild rice” which is also known as Canadian rice. It has gotten global attention lately as a superfood beyond brown rice because it’s not only nutrient-rich and low-calorie like brown rice, it is also low-fat (one-third of brown rice), low-salt (half of brown rice), and is rich in protein and vitamins.
Onigiri Society has developed two “Local Onigiri” recipes for Canada by trying a new challenge of making Japanese Onigiri with Canadian rice. The mixture of white rice, wild rice and quinoa is the unique base of the Onigiri.
“Local Onigiri” for Canada
- Chicken Peanuts Salad Onigiri (available at The Stop’s Night Market)
Healthy Onigiri made with local organic chicken breast, Asian carrot salad with peanuts sauce and broccoli sprouts.
- Maple Teriyaki Salmon Onigiri
Fusion Onigiri of Canadian and Japanese taste. Cooking Teriyaki with salmon and maple syrup, representative specialties in Canada. Adding cheese-mayo tartar sauce topped with fresh onion and dill.
These recipes will be published in English after the event at the website below so that everyone can make the “Local Onigiri” for Canada at home.
- “Local Onigiri” for Canada debuts at popular foodie events
The sampling of “Local Onigiri” will be implemented at The Stop’s Night Market with Chicken Onigiri and at another event in Toronto with Salmon Onigiri thanks to the collaboration with Abokichi Inc.
Toronto, Canada is one of the prominent global cities in North America and records the most populous metropolitan area in the country, 6th in the continent. Known as a commercial centre in Canada, the headquarters of many domestic companies and branches of global companies are located in Toronto. Onigiri Society expects many Canadians to try and eat the “Local Onigiri” and to grow the popularity of Onigiri in Canada.
Message from Abokichi Inc.
“In 2013, when we began to sell Onigiri, almost no one knew it. But today, the number of Onigiri fans has been increasing because Onigiri has been recognized as a healthy and low-calorie lunch that’s easy to make by oneself. We also expect more people to become Onigiri fans through the sampling of “Local Onigiri” for Canada.”
For more information, please contact
Store： Abokichi Onigiri Cafe
Location： 258 Dupont Street Toronto
Service： Producing and selling Onigiri and original sauces
The Stop’s Night Market
Date： June 14 and June 15, 2016
Time: 7pm – 11pm
Location： 158 Sterling Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada
Ticket： $100（All you can eat and drink）
Name ： General Incorporated Association Onigiri Society
Formed ： February 2013
Founded ： February 20th, 2014
Representative Director： Yusuke Nakamura
Location ：1-15-37, Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 107-0062 (Inside N PLUS, INC.)
Website ： http://www.onigiri-japan.com/
YouTube ： http://www.youtube.com/OnigiriSociety
Twitter ： http://www.twitter.com/OnigiriSocietyE
Service： Publishing research, writings and publications of Onigiri culture
Holding Onigiri events
Distributing images, videos and music contents related to Onigiri
Selling and exporting products related to Onigiri
Issuing licenses related to Onigiri
Supporting the sixth industrialization from primary industry by making use of Onigiri contents
Consulting service for municipalities, parties, and companies that exploit Onigiri contents