Sunday, 18 April 2010

Energizer bunny food - 飯團 rice ball もち米おにぎり



This is what they must feed the Energizer bunny.

When I know the time that I'll be able to take my next meal is more than seven or eight hours later (which is often the case, especially when I anchor), this is what I eat - fantuan (飯團) - rice ball made with chewy, glutinous rice, wrapped around fried bread, scrambled egg with spring onions, shredded dried pork, crunchy stir-fried turnip. Yuuum. Glutinous rice takes a long time to digest, so it continuously gives me energy and I don't get hungry or tired, unless I eat too much of it.

Fantuan is typically eaten during breakfast here, but you can still get it at some 24-hour breakfast shops. I got this at the breakfast shop behind FTV, and the lady was especially generous yesterday. Her rice balls are usually really big to begin with, but she made a gigantic one for me this time. I wasn't quite sure how to eat it, but I managed to finish it and had a hard time staying awake afterwards...

I love fantuan. It's one of my favorite foods.

4 comments:

lin said...

That is one seriously large 飯糰. What I wouldn't trade for a 飯糰 right now. I so miss my ritual morning 飯糰 and 豆漿. I can't get back soon enough!

翁郁容 Michella Jade Weng ミシェラ・オング said...

This has got to be the largest 飯團 I've ever eaten... It was a whopping 32元. Lucky lucky me living in Taipei!

ManuelTGonzales said...

That looks so good! I have to try that :) Do you know if they serve that in So Cal? :D

翁郁容 Michella Jade Weng ミシェラ・オング said...

Manny: they might! I hear they have all things Taiwanese in SoCal.