Onigiri in Charlottetown

There’s a new shop offering Japanese products in the Shops of St. Avards in Charlottetown, Sumikko Market.

I read a CBC News story about it back in October, but driving by St. Avards in the time since I could never seem to find it. On Saturday I decided to double down, and found it is, indeed, there, right beside “Everything IT.”

While the shop sells all manner of Japanese sundries, from candy to iced coffee, the standout for me is that from Monday to Friday, over the lunch hour, they serve onigiri–Japanese rice balls–something that heretofore there’s not been a source for in Charlottetown. They have two types, tuna and grilled salmon. And they are lovely: just the thing for a quick lunch or snack.

Onigiri at Sumikko Market (balanced on the dash of my car)


Olivia Rukavina's picture
Olivia Rukavina on December 6, 2021 - 15:55 Permalink

Missed this, I like having this but it's only Mondays to Fridays at Lunch-Time when I am at Stars for Life. 😭

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Peter Rukavina on December 6, 2021 - 16:39 Permalink

We will find a way!

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Kevin on December 7, 2021 - 09:58 Permalink

We have tried them and were also impressed. MM makes them at home, almost always tuna, and they are equally good; however, she makes them only with fresh rice and we don't make it every day.

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Clark on December 8, 2021 - 11:27 Permalink

My kids like the Meiji brand products. Worth a try. Their vanilla ice cream was one of my go to favourites on a hot day (or any day).