Now that Poke’s made a splash, how long will it be until Acai Bowls and Musubi find the main stream?
After reading a post by Clarissa Wei, I stopped by Mama Musubi today at the Silver Lake Farmers market. They have 3 or 4 different musubi’s stuffed with hijiki and chili garlic sauce, marinated chicken thighs, and spicy tuna. I plan to go back, and my appetite could only handle one today, so I started with the most popular: spicy tuna.
The rice was cooked perfectly, tender and sticky. The nori was slightly crispy but not so much that it cracked. And it had that nice ocean flavor. Oddly, the green powder with sesame was slightly sweet, but it complemented the other flavors nicely. I loved the fresh texture of the whole thing.
As you got to the bottom of the rice ball, the filling to rice ratio increased, as expected. They don’t skimp on the filling.