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Oms/B? Oms/B alternatives?

cimui Sep 25, 2007 05:19 PM

Thoughts on Oms/B anyone? I just had it for lunch, today, for the first time. I really like this sort of food and it hit the spot, but I like it much better when you get to wrap the nori around the rice yourself. That way it stays nice and crispy.

Can anyone can recommend other good options for omusubi in midtown?

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  1. DarthEater RE: cimui Sep 25, 2007 07:28 PM

    Like cafe zaiyas' triangular ones? Cafe zaiya has a unique packaging that separates the nori from the rice- allowing you to wrap it yourself. I'm not sure if thats what your looking for.

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      cimui RE: DarthEater Sep 25, 2007 09:56 PM

      Perfect! That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you very much, dartheater.

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      jsgjewels RE: cimui Sep 25, 2007 10:07 PM

      Chiyoda Sushi has a good variety and is a bit better quality than Zaiya.

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        ESNY RE: jsgjewels Sep 26, 2007 06:32 AM

        Chiyoda's don't have the nori individually wrapped and I actually think they only have a small selection. On most days, I never see more than 2 or 3 choices. I think Zaiya's are better.

      2. Nosher RE: cimui Sep 26, 2007 02:25 AM

        We're writing about Oms/b this week. I really like most of their omusubi, especially the made-to-order ones. Plus, the calamari salad is really excellent.


        NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

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          cimui RE: Nosher Sep 26, 2007 03:18 PM

          People get them made to order? I can't imagine doing that with the line so long. The other customers would look _daggers_ at you.

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          gaijingirl RE: cimui Sep 26, 2007 05:26 AM

          Actually, you can also get the plastic wrapped/separated nori at JASMart in St. Mark's, and Yagura, in east midtown...!

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            HLing RE: cimui Sep 26, 2007 08:24 AM

            I used to get the triangular ones with the separate nori from JAS Mart. They were fine until I've had OMS/B's perfect rice. When i went back to JAS Mart's rice ball the first impression is that the rice is too mushy. The assembling process is still fun, though.

            Anyone knows if the triangular rice balls from JAS Mart and Cafe Zaiyas are from the same maker?

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              olympusnyc RE: cimui Sep 26, 2007 10:16 AM

              Almost any Japanese grocery in NYC is going to have Onigiri...which is what you are eating at Oms/B. So, Katagiri market on E.59, Sunrise Markets in SoHo and E. Village. Also, why not try making them yourself...it is not too hard. You can buy varius seasoning mixes at the markets as well as sheets of nori. Good luck!

              1. kcijones001 RE: cimui Sep 26, 2007 01:19 PM

                I thiought it was incredibly unbelievable and unique..LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

                1. guttergourmet RE: cimui Oct 9, 2007 01:30 PM

                  Just tried oms/b today for the first time- had wasabi shrimp, fried chicken and eel omusubi with a lobster salad and a plain omelet (tamago?) for dessert and an apple iced tea. $13 delicious, comforting and I felt happy happy afterwards.

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