And that's when I noticed that I was in the cutest little shop where they were serving rice balls wrapped in seaweed!
Well, technically they're called Omusubi (O-MOO-SU-BE) - Japanese rice balls with different fillings inside, wrapped with or without nori. I glanced up at the board which offered 7 options. Hmmmm, Tuna with Mayo, Miso Beef, or a more authentic choice such as the Hijiki, a mixture of seaweed, shiitake mushrooms, green beans, carrots with soy sauce. The cashier suggested I go with a beginners ball so I chose spicy salmon. I noted how small the place was, not even a chair to sit in, but that everything was fresh, made to order and created right in front of you. This I liked. Just before they handed over the warm sticky ball, they sprinkled it with a sesame and seaweed seasoning and wrapped it in dried nori. It was honestly one of the best things I've ever had and for $2.50 it made for a perfect mid day snack. I will 100% be back and next time I intend to try their frozen yogurt!
2728 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
(310) 399-9030 Spoondleicious Rating: 5 out of 5