Fujiya is pretty good, but if you live downtown, Konbiniya is the place to be for all your Japanese food needs. Now as I’ve said in previous posts (see downtown dump, http://vancouverisawesome.com/?p=1993), I have a lot of food allergies. Rice and fish seem to get along with my stomach just fine. So when I’m in the mood for a delicious healthy breakfast (or lunch or dinner for that matter) I go pick up a few onigiri. Onigiri are a masterpiece of Japanese culinary design. They are small rice triangles stuffed with a variety of different fillings, of which my top three favorite are tuna, salmon and bonito fish flakes. The rice is then wrapped in seaweed. The rice and seaweed are separated by thin plastic that you remove when you’re ready to eat. Two of these are usually enough to keep you going for a few hours.
Wash it all down with the best damn grapefruit juice ever made and you’ve got a pretty decent meal. Seriously, if you’re lucky enough to be there when they actually have it in stock you’ll see why it’s called “the miracle of grapefruit”.