Review: 7-Eleven Chinese New Year rice snacks with a twist

The 7-Eleven onigiri snacks

We’re seeing a lot of interesting snacks this year and 7-Eleven is not to be left out; they’re jumping on the Chinese New Year bandwagon by adding new savoury treats: onigiri snacks. There will be two limited-run Japanese rice treats: the Chicken Bak Kwa Onigiri and Spicy Chilli Shrimp Onigiri.

We fed two of our hungry writers and this is what they have to say.

“Spicy Chilli Shrimp Onigiri blends mildly spicy local shrimp topping commonly found in bak zhang (rice dumpling) with seaweed rolled Japanese rice. The intriguing fusion works if you don’t mind biting into rice with a slightly grainy texture unlike the typical sticky gohan in onigiri” – Vernon

“I j ust ate the Chicken Bak Kwa Onigiri (laughs); it’s not too bad but the meat is a bit too little. The bak kwa is sweeter than the ones I am used to but I like it that way. I’m not sure if others would like it though. It’s also soft to chew and not too tough. It’s best eaten when hot” – Cas

The 7-Eleven onigiris can be found at your nearest 7-Eleven stores and they’re retailing for SGD2.50 for a piece and SGD4.80 for two.

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