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Japanese rice balls made easy!

Created by Samuel Trifot and Ai Watanabe, Photography by Akiko Ida | MoreLess about Onigiri

Driven by their passion for onigiri, the thousand-year-old Japanese snack, Ai Watanabe and Samuel Trifot opened their Gili-Gili restaurant in 2018 in the heart of Paris. Gili-Gili offers classic Japanese onigiri in a variety of original recipes that vary with the seasons.

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When a snack stands the test of time, you know it’s good! Onigiri—balls of rice that can be served plain or stuffed with tuna, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and more—are one of the most delectable and convenient foods in Japanese cuisine.

Ai Watanabe and Samuel Trifot, founders of the popular restaurant Gili-Gili, present thirty-six delicious recipes showcasing the irresistible and versatile onigiri—the perfect food for life on the go!

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