Ahhhh it’s been quite a while since I started this love affair with Taiwan’s 7-Eleven. The way I always make it a point to visit 7-Eleven to discover what’s their latest onigiri can be described as ritualistic. You see, I discovered they had awesome salmon onigiri a few years ago and on my 2nd visit a few months later I found out that their salmon onigiri flavor changes from time to time.
While the one on my first visit was great, the other offerings weren’t as tasty no matter how good they were. This time around the salmon onigiri flavor was that of dual-cheese and I must say it’s by far the best they’ve offered.
Just to illustrate to you how good they were, the first time I tasted it was at Taoyuan HSR Station where the 7-Eleven is small and there were very few people. It was later when I’m in the city, I discovered that this onigiri is very hard to come by. Believe it or not, I’ve even visited every single 7-Eleven I come across just to look for it and found only a few. Each time I come across this onigiri, it’s only ONE (yes, 1 – satu – uno – yi – ichi – neng – yat …….) on display. 🙁
My guess is that it’s in such huge demand that it’s out of stock everywhere while outlets that have them in stock only display them in small quantity, I think the most I ever saw was 2 on shelf. What’s more interesting is that the said flavor has been around for months.
So now, the onigiri itself – unlike the others that I’ve tasted, this is the one that you need to eat it WARM, that means you’ll have to get the cashier to heat it up for you.
If you’re heading to Taiwan and have a fetish for onigiri like I do, be sure to check it out, it costs 35 NT. 😀