Sushi Hamantaschen (Onigiri)

Written by chanie on February 25th, 2012

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I’m just not that big a baker. So when Purim comes around, I’m not about to make my own hamantaschen. The bakery stuff is good enough for me. I still like to get into the Purim spirit, so coming up with something that has three corners (reminiscent of Haman’s three-cornered hat) is a must. Last year, I made these puff pastry ones, filled with sauteed spinach, cabbage, and pumpkin fillings. This year, I knew I had to step it up.

Sushi has become a staple (read: obsession) in many Jewish homes. You can find sushi bars at most kosher restaurants, groceries, and even pizza shops. We Jews just can’t seem to get enough. So what better way to celebrate Purim, and enjoy everyone’s favorite food than with these adorable sushi hamantaschen.

It turns out that triangular shaped sushi is not my own creation. It’s a popular street food in Japan, named Onigiri, meaning “rice ball”. Onigiri can be made by hand, or using a rice mold. Either way you do it, these adorable hamantaschen are sure to be the talk of your Purim seudah table.

Onigiri can be stuffed with all different sorts of fillings including vegetables, fish, or meat. Fill them with whatever suits your fancy, or take some inspiration from your favorite sushi spot.

Onigiri Filling Ideas:

scrambled eggs
pickled vegetables
portobello mushrooms
umeboshi (pickled plums, Eden makes a kosher version)
marinated tofu
mock crab
flaked salmon
hot dogs
chicken nuggets
gingery chicken
diced cold cuts

1 year ago: Savory Puff Pastry Hamantaschen

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  1. Sheer brilliance. These are gorgeous!

  2. Rivky Waldman says:

    Where do you get the molds? It looks easy and my kids are sushi lovers. I might try it.

  3. Fashion-isha says:

    Yay! I’m using this one for my Friday food and favorites this week!!

  4. Ann Koffsky says:

    These are GREAT!
    Just thought you would like to know that I included you on my “Top 10 Purim Links”. You can see the post here:

    Happy Purim!

  5. What an awesome idea! I love sushi too and even more so in triangle hamantaschen form!

  6. Daisey Fish says:

    I saw your idea on Design McGilla. Keep up the good work.
    Daisey Fish

  7. anna says:

    Love the idea thank you going to do it :)

  8. Sara says:

    Hello there! I was shopping for an onigiri mold online when I came across your site. I have found many different kinds, but prefer the one you show in the picture the most. Do you have any recommendations for where to buy this? I live in Manhattan, so even if there is a store in the city that might carry them, that is helpful information, too! Thank you so much for your lovely and helpful post.

  9. Sara says:

    Sorry! Please ignore. I see that you posted an answer above. Thank you!

  10. Oh isn’t this just so cute. I wish I saw this around Purim!


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