Otomegocoro Rice ball shop is located just a few minute’s walk from Izumisano Station, near Kansai Airport. They have a regular menu, a seasonal menu, and an occasional (special) menu. The number of omusubi served per day is about 10 to 12. They have ever developed more than 50 types of rice balls. “I forgot how many types of omusubi I created in total,” says Yoshimoto.
However, when the shop opened in 2009, there were only three omusubi available in the store. After that, with the passion to develop omusubi using Senshu’s local specialties, she developed many types of tasty omusubi by repeated trial and error, even using ingredients that are generally thought to be unsuitable for omusubi, so that the rice and ingredients match well. For example, the onion and the cabbage, which are local specialties of Senshu, are not popular ingredients for rice balls. In fact, it is a very rare case that you see omusubi containing these ingredients in a Japanese convenience store.
Fortunately, I got the opportunity to eat omusubi that contain onion harvested in Senshu at Otomegocoro, and the rice and the ingredients matched very well, and I regretted that I should have bought more of them.