Food Truck Spotlight: Onigilly

22 Oct

Our spotlight this week is from Erin MacDonald, truck manager for Onigilly. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Erin!


Onigilly Cart

Q: What sparked the interest to start Onigilly?

A: Our founder, Koji Kanematsu, started Onigilly after he came to the United States and could not find healthy fast food. Onigiri, Japanese rice ball wraps, are common staple in Japan where you can buy them almost anywhere to eat for lunch or as a snack.

Q: What kind of food does your truck serve and what inspired that choice of cuisine?

A: Healthy, handy, Japanese fast food. Aside from rice ball wraps, at the cart we also serve rice bowls, miso and noodle soup.

Q: What do you recommend first time visitors to try at your truck?

A: Everyone should definitely try an onigilly. We sell a set of 3 that comes with edamame and pickles that makes a great meal. As far as fillings go, we have a variety of tasty choices whether you like seafood, are vegan or vegetarian, or eat meat.

Q: What’s the best part about serving at the SF State campus?

A: It makes us happy that students at SFSU like our food so much. Also the trees smell nice!

Q: What’s something most people don’t know about your truck?

A: It’s a actually a cart and we tow it with a car. It’s cute and we like our little cart. It’s like the little engine that could, making onigilly throughout the Bay Area. 🙂


2 Responses to “Food Truck Spotlight: Onigilly”

  1. Wendy Lin December 9, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Hi! We saw this great post on Onigilly and wanted to invite you to a night of rice ball-making, eating (all the rice balls you can make! and izakaya plates!), and becoming best friends with Adachi, the founder/chef!

    You can check out the event here 🙂

    • sfsugatorgroup December 10, 2013 at 10:48 am #

      Looks like fun, thanks Wendy!

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