Onigiri, also known as the Japanese rice ball, is making its way into the leading convenience stores in Malaysia including 7-Eleven and now myNEWS.com. Onigiri is described by Wikipedia as a “Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or cylinder shapes and often wrapped in nori.”
Mussubi Sdn Bhd as a major onigiri supplier
Mussubi, a company incorporated in Malaysia on 21 December 2015, has emerged as a major supplier of onigiri to 7-Eleven and myNEWS.com. The company is located at Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur.
The price for the onigiri at 7-Eleven and myNEWS.com is RM 4.00 each.
All the onigiris are certified halal by JAKIM.
Here is a snapshot of Mussubi’s onigiris and the expiry of the halal certification. The information comes from JAKIM.
|1.||HAND ROLL – CRABSTICK + EBIKO (CAPELIN ROE)||31/12/2017|
|2.||HAND ROLL – CUCUMBER||31/12/2017|
|3.||HAND ROLL – DEEP FRIED CHICKEN||31/12/2017|
|4.||HAND ROLL – DEEP FRIED SALMON||31/12/2017|
|5.||HAND ROLL – EBIKO (CAPELIN ROE)||31/12/2017|
|6.||HAND ROLL – EGG MAYONNAISE||31/12/2017|
|7.||HAND ROLL – FRANKFURTER CHEESE||31/12/2017|
|8.||HAND ROLL – FRIED PRAWN||31/12/2017|
|9.||HAND ROLL – KATSUOBUSHI (BONITO)||31/12/2017|
|10.||HAND ROLL – MIXED CRAB STICK MAYONNAISE||31/12/2017|
|11.||HAND ROLL – PANPANJIN (SESAME CHICKEN)||31/12/2017|
|12.||HAND ROLL – POTATO MAYONNAISE||31/12/2017|
|13.||HAND ROLL – TAMAGO + EBIKO (EGG + CAPELIN ROE)||31/12/2017|
At the moment, only four onigiris are available at myNEWS.com and they are tuna mayo, fried salmon, potato, sesame chicken and teriyaki chicken.
We will be seeing a lot more Japanese food in convenience stores following the debut of FamilyMart.
Otaru Fine Food Sdn Bhd
Bison Consolidated, the owner of myNEWS.com, owns Otaru Fine Food, a manufacturer and dealer of bakery products. Otaru Fine Food supplies myNEWS.com outlets with mainly sandwiches. The other sandwich suppliers to myNEWS.com include DPO Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which also distributes to petromarts and other retailers.
Image above shows the sandwiches sold at myNEWS.com. The tTop 1-2 racks are DPO sandwiches.
Here is the list of halal-certified food by Otaru Fine Food.
|1.||BBQ CHICKEN BUN||OTARU FINEFOOD||15/07/2017|
|2.||BEEF & CHEESE SANDWICH||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|3.||CHICKEN SLICE & CHEESE||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|4.||CHOCOLATE BUN||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|5.||COCONUT BUN||OTARU FINEFOOD||15/07/2017|
|6.||CRANBERRY CREAM CHEESE BUN||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|7.||DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND MUFFIN||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|8.||EGG MAYO SANDWICH||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|9.||IKAN BILIS BUN||OTARU FINEFOOD||15/07/2017|
|10.||KAYA BUN||OTARU FINEFOOD||15/07/2017|
|11.||RAISIN BUN||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|12.||RED BEAN ANPAN||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|13.||SARDINE SANDWICH||OTARU FINE FOOD||15/07/2017|
|14.||SMOKED CHICKEN SAUSAGE ROLL||OTARU FINEFOOD||15/07/2017|