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It’s known as onigiri in Japan or samgak gimbap in Korea, but we prefer the oversimplified name “Triangle.” This geometrically pleasing treat is a perfect afternoon snack of rice wrapped in nori (seaweed) with a filling. I’ve seen beef, chicken or tuna and personally prefer the spicy versions of each. The triangle’s appeal is its mix of substance, saltiness and conflicting textures, as well as the ingenious packaging and 3-step unwrapping process.

There are actually two layers of cellophane that keep the nori from touching the rice, which prevents the seaweed from getting soggy. Your first attempt at unwrapping won’t be graceful, but it gets easier.

The triangle is available in Toronto at various locations including PAT Central Market (675 Bloor St. W) and Sanko (730 Queen St. W).

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