The other day, I needed some rice for some leftovers I planned to have for lunch, so I stopped into Lawson (a convenience store), to pick up a musubi (rice ball).
What I found was a sale of their musubi...
I picked up this musubi...hele katsu (pork filet cutlet), normally 139 yen (about US$1.39)....everything was 100 yen (about US$1).
A nice sized piece of pork filet, fried then doused with a sweet-salty tonkatsu (pork cutlet) sauce.
When I first came to Japan and saw "hele" (hay-lay) in Japanese (katakana) I was like WT? It isn't a word we learned in school. When I looked it up I realized it meant "filet".
Apparently the Kanto area (East Japan) calls it "hire" (he-lay) and the Kansai area calls it "hele" (hay-lay), both meaning "filet".
This musubi could definitely be a meal in itself.